Boston Makers has been collaborating with teen members of the Hyde Square Task Force over the past month to build a special effect for a Halloween Festival planned on October 31st from 4:30 – 6:30 PM in front of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Please join the fun! See what we created with a strip of RGB addressable leds, pumpkins and a microphone sensor and a pair of congo drums!
I’m leading a “Make Your Halloween Costume Light Up” workshop on Saturday, Oct. 25th from 10:00 Am – 1:00 PM – a fun easy and fun introduction to electronics with no previous sewing experience required!
You’ll learn how to sew an electrical circuit with metallic thread and wearable LEDS into your Halloween costume to create a stand out costume! Bring your costume and we’ll have a sewing machine, sewable leds, wearable battery holders, scissors, a hot glue station, metal thread and other supplies as well as experienced wearable designers to help you think through your design and teach you how to create a wearable circuit. This workshop will take place in the basement of the Youth Community Development Center (behind the Blessed Sacrament Church) at 361 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain and is recommended for children 10+ and adults. Cost is $15.00 per person payable on the day of the event and the registration deadline is Wednesday, October 22nd at midnight. E-mail any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a photo of a jacket that we sewed a spooky spider on.
Register online at: http://goo.gl/forms/CgkDZikrq7
Please bring a check or cash with you on the day of the event and give some thought in advance about what part of your costume you’d like to illuminate. For some ideas go to: https://learn.adafruit.com/lets-put-leds-in-things/sewable-circuits and http://www.pinterest.com/dannu/wearable-textiles/
Have a safe and spooky Halloween <|:~]
The Young Makers Club is where you will learn how to use technology and configure it in interesting ways.
It will run for 8 weeks on Sundays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM starting on October 5th thru Nov 23rd and is resource for young makers 10-15 years old although older teens may participate as volunteers.
Suggested projects will include building a computer, programming robots and micro-controllers, repairing electronic items, configuring game servers, constructing wearable Halloween costumes, and assembling some kinetic toys like marshmallow guns. The participants decide what to do and can suggest projects to take on.
Meetings are held in the basement of the Youth Community Development Center (behind the Blessed Sacrament Church) located at 361 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. We request a donation of $5.00 each meeting to help cover the cost of supplies.
If you have a specific project that you want to work on please mention it in the comment field. If you want to register your child use this form.
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A Young Makers Club led by Dominic Burdick starts this Sunday October 5th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and will run through late November. This is an opportunity for young makers 10+yrs to meet, learn and share ideas. Meetings will be held in the basement of the Youth Community Development Center (behind the Blessed Sacrament Church) 361 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, A small donation of $5.00 or less is requested to cover supplies. To reserve a seat for your child go here: http://goo.gl/forms/SqDuW7LOhJ
Want your costume to stand out this Halloween? Take the Light Up Your Halloween Costume, a wearable electronics workshop, on Saturday Oct. 25th from 10:00 Am to 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. You’ll learn sew an electrical circuit with 4-5 wearable leds into your Halloween costume and power it with a coin battery. Recommended for children 10+ and adults. Workshop cost is $15.00 per person payable on the day of the event. For more details and to register go here: http://goo.gl/forms/CgkDZikrq7
We’d love to start a weekly Raspberry pi or arduino group and are looking for someone to lead it. Please e-mail eileen “at” bostonmakers if you’re interested.
Missed the NY World Maker Faire? Good news – the MIT Maker Faire is happening this weekend Saturday Oct. 4th! More info here: https://makerfaire.mit.edu/
If you’re interested in volunteering for Boston Makers or would just like to know more about what we’re up to these days, please come to our next Board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7th at 7:00 PM. We’ll be meeting in the basement of the Youth Community Development Center (behind the Blessed Sacrament Church) located at 361 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.
Courtesy of The Grommett
Boston Makers worked with the Hyde Square Task Force to create over 500 origami lanterns in different sizes. Most were illuminated by “throwies” simple LED circuits we created with green, white, orange and yellow leds and 3 volt batteries. It looked great!
Click here to see more JPOS Paper Lantern Photos:
We have several new initiatives starting this fall. First, Boston Makers invites you two JP Open Studios events this coming weekend:
On Saturday, Sept. 20th from noon – 4:00 PM we’ll be folding origami boxes for an art installation that will be unveiled at 6:16 PM that night. We need at least 4 volunteers as we have to fold at least 125 boxes in four hours. Please stop by our table in front of the Blessed Sacrament Church at 350 Centre Street in Hyde Square between noon – 4:00 PM to learn how to fold an origami box or two.
On Sunday from noon – 4:00 PM we’ll be running a pop-up paper circuit workshop in front of the Blessed Sacrament Church. You’ll learn how to create a paper circuit lantern that you can take home to impress your friends. It’s a project that all ages will enjoy doing.
Also, we’re starting a Makers Club for kids 10+yrs on Sundays from 2:00 – 4:00PM starting on Sept. 28th which will be held at the Youth Community Development Center, behind the Blessed Sacrament Church, at 361 Centre Street in JP. We want this to be an opportunity where young makers can meet, learn, and get to make things. We’re asking for a small donation to cover the cost of supplies and advance reservations so we can make sure to have enough people on hand to help. Reserve your child’s spot by completing this form.
Help Us Fundraise
We’re looking for volunteers to help Boston Makers develop and implement a fundraising campaign. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com if you can help.
Wearable Electronics Halloween Costume Workshops!
We’ll be running three wearable Halloween costume workshops start in early October. More details will be shared soon.
Fab Lab11 Conference Volunteers Needed
Boston Makers will be participating in the International Fab Lab 11 Symposium and Conference which will be coming to Boston next August. We’ll be looking for volunteers to help us with workshop and exhibits. If you’re interested in volunteering, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Boston Makers October Board Meeting is October 7th
Next Boston Makers Board Meeting is Tuesday October 7th and will be held at the Youth Community Development Center (behind the Blessed Sacrament Church) and located at 361 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. We are still interested in growing our volunteer base so please send an email to email@example.com or come and visit us if you’d like to get involved.
Looking forward to catching up with you soon!