Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
May 2011 - Show & Tell
Kansas City's Maker community is gearing up for a busy summer. This month's Show & Tell provides a look at some of the activities that include programming for kids, competitive robotics teams, and Power Wheels racing events. We even hope to get a brief introduction to welding for Makers and hobbyists.
Also, please note we're making a time change this month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm to give everyone a little more time to get here.
Programming with Scratch
The Scratch programming language was developed at MIT's Lifelong Kindergarten Group. It is designed with young people in mind as a way to create games, animation, music, and art that can be shared on the web. Tom Collins and his son have prepared a presentation showing us how this programming environment works.
BEST Robotics World Championship
It's been rather quiet recently, seems the Mehl's dropped off the ends of the earth. Turns out they've been quite busy with all the robotics competitions going on. We're planning to hear from them about the Metro Homeschool Robotics team awards at the BEST Robotics World Championship in Orlando.
Power Racing Series
A planned activity at MakerFaireKC is Power Wheels racing. This is an event where adults race a tricked out childs Power Wheels car. Tom Collins is heading up an effort to build a couple of these vehicles. You can get in on the action and learn the how-to's of constructing your own racer.
Be sure to check out the Power Racing Series web site at http://www.PowerRacingSeries.org/
Come join us at the Make:KC Show & Tell
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups