This past weekend, the Mt. Elliott Makerspace went out to the Bay Are Maker Faire in San Francisco to help show off a new and inexpensive way to start a Makerspace, well, anywhere!
On Friday, we helped build the sheds with teams of middle and high school students
On Saturday, with help from some OmniCorpDetroit members we tough workshops on how to make LED throwies out of LEDs, button batteries, and mini magnets. Given the un-magnetic wood surface of the Makerspace sheds, we commandeered some paella pans to demonstrate the purpose and functionality of the Throwies. They worked great!
By the end of the day, we had run completely out of supplies for the Throwies. So, we needed a new idea for Sunday fun. After some searching in the Maker Shed, we found a bunch of Drawdio draw-a-synth kits and decided to wire them into a guitar amplifier. Soon enough, the day became filled with both crazy pencil drawings and wild sounds.
Even though we may all have had headaches by the end of the day, the Drawdio workshop was one of the most fun classes we have ever done. We hope to do it again in Detroit!