Monday, March 26, 2018

Why Kids Should Have Booths at a Maker Faire


For this video my dad asked me if I could make a quick video for a group of teacher he works with about what I've learned by having my Rosie's Robots booth at many Maker events over the past few years. This video is just my thoughts and opinion on what kids can learn and why they should do it. I've had booths at STEAM events for different education groups, I've had tables at both the Buffalo Science Museum and the Rochester Science Museum for special event days, Rochester Mini Maker Faire for several years, Fredonia Mini Maker Faire for several years, the Wellsville School Maker Faire, the FLX Maker Expo, and Barns and Noble Maker Faire. This year I'll be at the Twin Tiers Maker Expo, Buffalo Mini Maker Faire, Fredonia Mini Maker Faire, and I am going to be a co-chair person with the Rochester Mini Maker Faire this. I have also been selected to be the guest speaker at the Rochester Science Museum's STEM Awards Dinner when they have the event in the fall. I've learned a lot by just doing this. I had my first booth when I was just 8 at the Rochester Science Museum, and years later I still love having a booth and going to events.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Meccano M.A.X. Review Part 2





For more information about the Meccano M.A.X robot click here.

Meccano M.A.X Review Part 1





Find out more about max at Meccano

I've Been Really Busy


      Sorry that it has been a while since I've posted.  I have been busy with different events, and just ended up making videos, but not posting them. Right below this text is a picture from the science fair that was at my school. 

      The project I did was how does acetone effect ABS 3D print. As you can see in the photo I did bring the 3D printer to the fair mainly to have a representation of the melting, and cooling of ABS. For this experiment I got the first place medal for the engineering division.



my science faire project - 3D printer versus acetone


      I also had to prepare a booth for the Buffalo Science Museum Women in Science Day that took place in February.  The three photos below are of me at my booth at this event.

I've got a couple of events coming up in April and May that I'll be having a both at as well.  I'll get more videos posted soon.

Bye





Monday, January 22, 2018

Happy New Year - What I've been up to.




Sorry for the delay in popsting.  We've been so busy this past month that it took a while after we shot the video to finish it and get it uploaded.  We've got more videos on the way with a review of Mechano MAX coming up soon, a look at the Microduino Itty Bitty City, and later a look at the PinBox 3000.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Piper Computer Final Thoughts


I also want to add, that I keep coming back to the Piper Computer just for fun now that I've gone through the lessons.  It is so neat having my own "laptop" that I made myself.  I took it to the Fredonia Mini Maker Faire, where I had my first hands on activity (Make Your Own Vibrobots).  Adults and kids alike loved checking out my Piper Computer while they waited for their turn to make a vibrobot.  Check out the Piper Computer Kit at: https://www.buildpiper.com/pages/piper-computer-kit

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Halloween Hiatus






I also carved this pumpkin above for Halloween by myself with no other help.


Below are a couple of photos of me as Junie B. Jones in the school musical.  
I can't post any video of the play for copyright reasons but it was great.



Friday, October 20, 2017

Piper Computer Video 3 - Initial Thoughts

This video I give my initial review of the first few lessons built into the Piper Computer.  Check out the Piper Computer Kit at: https://www.buildpiper.com/pages/piper-computer-kit

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Piper Computer Build Video 1

Check out the Piper Computer Kit at: https://www.buildpiper.com/pages/piper-computer-kit