Projects

VIVO Young Makers Club

304x200xlogo-1.jpg.pagespeed.ic.UkaCw8MnDAVIVO Young Makers Club is an ongoing program at VIVO Media Arts Centre, funded on behalf of the TELUS Vancouver Community Board.

 

 

 

 

Maker Mash-up at the Vancouver Public Library (May, 2014)

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The 2 hour workshop, led by Andrew Milne and Simon Lyons of Maker Mobile  involved learning how to build a “brush bot” (A simple robot that uses a pager motor to move around), and a “trip wire” using a clothespin, string, tinfoil, and a battery-powered noisemaker. Andrew and Simon then set up a “Trip wire obstacle course” where students tried to navigate around the trip wire without making the buzzers activate.

Collaborators:

Instructors:

Andrew Milne & Simon Lyons of Maker Mobile ;

VPL Rep:

Saara Itkonen of the DIY club at the Mount Pleasant branch of Vancouver Public Library

 

Introduction to Wearable Electronics: Soft Circuits (February, 2014)

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In this 2-part workshop, students learned the basics of sewing and embroidery techniques for use in wearable electronics. With a needle, a bit of conductive thread and some LEDs, youth learned the basics of electronics, sewing, and creative problem-solving.

Collaborators:

Instructors:

Zee Kesler & Marena Brinkhurst

Young Makers Camp at UBC

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The week-long workshop included around 24 participants and included activities like how to build a rube goldberg machine, an introduction to Raspberry Pi, and more. These photos are from the theremin build, where students built their own light theremins while Wynne Palmer,  a member of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra showed off her theremin that was built at a SLAB event at VIVO. Click here to sign up for our youth mailing list to learn more about upcoming youth programming at VIVO. 

Collaborators:

VIVO Young Makers Club partnered with UBC Physics and AstronomyUBC GEERing UpUBC Engineering PhysicsMaker MobileVancouver Maker Foundation and Michael Smith Labs for the first ever Maker Camp in Vancouver.

Role: Project Coordinator, Grant Writer


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