Maker Club: October - May
What is it?
Maker Club is a place for students to be both creative and innovative thinkers and inventors. Through electronics, online coding, 3D modeling and printing, and other textile and artistic exploration, students in the club have an opportunity to use resources available through the Learning Commons and our Makerspace.
When is it?
Maker Club will meet every other THURSDAY from 3-4:30 starting in October.
Our introductory meeting will be Thursday, October 12, from 3-4.
Our first full meeting will actually be on Friday, October 20th, from 3-4:30.
(This meeting is being held on Friday due to P/T Conferences on Thursday.)
Meetings dates are:
10/20, 11/2, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10
How do students get involved?
Students will sign-up on October 12th through Google Classroom. After October 12th, this Parent Consent Forms MUST be signed and given to Mrs. Hill for students to participate in activities.
What other activities are offered?
See our Activities Calendar to see what we have planned this year. Of course we may go beyond this plan, but this gives an overview of our goals. In addition to being able to use resources offered through the Makerspace, students will be able to showcase their creations throughout the Learning Commons and on NTM.
How do we celebrate our achievements?
Makers will have an opportunity to share and exhibit at our Family Maker Event in the Spring of 2018.
ROMS Maker Club Code of Conduct
- Share. We share all supplies.
- Be safe. Get permission from the teacher before using any special tools.
- Show respect. Be kind and polite to peers and adults. Take care of each other and our supplies, and please do not waste any supplies.
- Clean up. When it’s time to stop, make sure all supplies are returned to storage.
- Have fun and get creative!
Club Items and Description / Materials
MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.
Easy-to-use electronic building blocks.
The Student Set includes all the Bits modules and instructions your students need to create circuits in seconds and combine them with craft materials to make projects. Perfect for 4 students working individually or 8 students working in pairs. We have Gizmos and Gadgets and one Student Set.
Scratch and Code.org
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
3D modeling made easy
Tynker: Students learn programming through game-like puzzles, tutorials and projects.
https://code.org/starwars - Build a Galaxy with Code
https://code.org/mc - Use blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through this Minecraft world.
Tools and Equipment
5 mm LEDs, 3.0V coin cell batteries, 3.0 V motors, soldering iron and voltmeter, wire stripper, copper tape, general tools
Sets for building anything imaginable.
Fabric, string, needles, cotton batting, buttons, etc
Arts and Crafts
Popsicle sticks, glue guns, watercolor pencils, paint, paintbrushes, detailing materials, stones/glass beads, etc
Invent to Learn by Sylvia Martinez
Meaningful Making from FabLab
Worlds of Making by Laura Fleming
The Art of Tinkering from SF Exploratorium
Sew Electric by Leah Buechley & Kanjun Qiu
Make: Tinkering by Curt Gabrielson
The LAUNCH Cycle by John Spencer & AJ Juliani
ROMS Maker Club 2015-2016 Slides