MakerSpace Wednesday – Rotary Harmonograph – testing 1,2,3

Wednesday, March 8 – 2:30 to 4:30 pm (ish)

Today makers young and old are invited to help Dave test out the rotary harmonograph. This contraption will be featured on Saturday, March 25 – NJ Makers Day. Many thanks to Karl Sims for his plan and instructions which can be found online here (

Get 1, 2, or all 3 pendulums swinging and drop the pen. Vary the frequency. See what happens.

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MakerSpace Wednesday – Terrible Towers

Wednesday, March 1 – 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (ish)

CHALLENGE: construct a tower out of nothing but corrugated cardboard and craft sticks. NO GLUE – NO TAPE – use only slits cut into the corrugated cardboard and your imagination. This is an exercise in learning the limits and capabilities of materials. Ask yourself these questions…

What combination of cardboard and wood will yield the greatest strength in a particular direction?

What geometric shapes can be constructed and then joined to yield the greatest strength?

What will look cool?


By |February 26, 2017|Categories: MakerSpace|0 Comments

MakerSpace Wednesday – Yarn Sculpture

Wednesday, February 22 – 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (ish)

We will be experimenting with yarn and Elmer’s glue… No promises, but we think you will be able to infuse the yarn with common white glue, which dries solid and clear. Successful attempts may result in fabulous suspended yarn sculptures. Results may vary.

Materials: yarn, wax paper, balloons

Connectors: glue

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MakerSpace Wednesday – Open Make

Wednesday, February 1 – 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (ish)

Makers are invited to make anything out of the materials we have on hand. There are no instructions. Use your imagination.


By |February 1, 2017|Categories: MakerSpace|0 Comments
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