As anyone who has planned an activity or event can tell you, it’s extremely rare when things go exactly according to plan, and it’s even more rare when things go so well that they exceed your expectations. Personally speaking, of all the activities we planned for our Make U Summer Camp at DHSI2014, making noodles […]Read more "#MakeU reflections: using Agar Agar to make noodles"
Shortly before starting our Make University Summer Camp, I received a GoPro camera for my birthday. Wanting to find fun projects for the camera, I started researching different GoPro projects that would be doable for our summer camp. I ended up finding these projects which use a GoPro camera and a ceiling fan to make […]Read more "Make U reflections: building a DIY Matrix-style camera"
While I live in London Ontario these days, I’m originally from Victoria BC. Most of my family still lives in Victoria so running the Make U summer camp at UVic gave me some time to see my family (which after the past several years of either living abroad in or Ontario happens less often than […]Read more "Make U reflections: Making time for family"
Between June 2nd through June 6th the MakerBus team was in beautiful Victoria BC offering a one-week kids camp called Make University (Make U). Now you may be wondering what our team was doing so far from our home in London, Ontario and the answer is a somewhat long one. In short, each year the […]Read more "Make University at the University of Victoria"
At the end of our Make U summer camp we gave each camper a grab-bag with parts to get them starting making their own DIY lightsaber. Over the course of Make U we learned about circuits, LEDs, and batteries, setting you on the path to becoming a full Jedi Knight. Let’s see if you can […]Read more "Ideas for making your own DIY lightsaber"
Tomorrow we’re beginning DAY TWO of our paper airplane challenge. Here are some quick links that could help you to make awesome paper airplanes. How to build a world record paper airplane Learn how to make 10 paper airplanesRead more "Tips for making awesome paper airplanes"
In our first few days together at UVic, the MakeU campers have had some really amazing experiences. We’ve made noodles from Gatorade, built brush-bots, disassembled DVD players, and played PacMan using bananas and Makey Makeys, all with time to spare to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. As Eurekamp! is focused on the Philosophy […]Read more "MakeU at DHSI: Days 1 and 2"