Maker Camp 2014

super-affiliate-badgeParticipate in the Maker Movement!  July 8 through August 15.

The Hillsdale Library is offering opportunities to tinker and make things in partnership with Make Magazine and Google. Feel free to join our activities or do your own thing by joining at

When possible we may swap out our advertised activities for ones suggested by MakerCamp. We don’t yet know what the Camp schedule is like. Teens entering grades 7 through 12 may participate on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00. Younger children entering grades 6 and under may participate with an adult on Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 8:30 (note:  last 2 weeks we shift to Monday evening). On Fridays we will open the meeting room at 2:00 to anyone that wants to go on the virtual field trip.

Week #1 – July 8/9 – Makers in Motion

  • Roll your own paper rocket
  • Assemble a bicycle pump rocket launcher – demonstration
  • Field Trip Friday to Google Treks at 2pm on July 11th

Week #2 – July 15/16 – Art and Design

  • Tie Dye a t-shirt – Please bring a white cotton t-shirt your size
  • or…. make your own mutant character t-shirt
  • Field Trip Friday to Cartoon Network Studios at 2pm on July 18th

Week #3 – July 22/23 – Fun and Games

  • Marshmallow shooters!
  • Clothespin acrobats
  • Field Trip Friday to Disney at 2pm on July 25th

Week #4 – July 29/30 – Science and Technology

  • Sparkfun – draw your own circuits
  • Squishy Circuit
  • Hack a toothbrush
  • Field Trip Friday to Google’s self-driving car team at 2pm on August 1st

Week #5 – August 4/6 – DIY Music

  • Make a diddley bow
  • Field Trip Friday to Blue Man Group at 2pm time on August 8th

Week #6 – August 11/13 – Make Believe

  • Make your own puppet
  • Field Trip Friday to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop at 2pm on August 15th

To sign up, send an email to – Full name, age, and  telephone number of all participants including parent/guardian assisting. Use the subject line: MAKER CAMP

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