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Burrrrrrr its cold outside!  This Saturday and Sunday at the Maker Space, beat the chill with the coziest workshop in town, where we learn how to hand sew and make our very own stuffed animals or small pillows.  We will learn how to use needle and thread to sew on buttons and make stitches too create a funny faced Stuffie or a cool little pillow. 

We have two workshops each day, the first from 1:30-3:00 and the second from 3:30-5:00.  Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area.

Hope to see you there.  Stay warm!

Check back for more Maker Space events happening in March: http://nysci.org/events/2014-03/

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This Just in!!  All the AWESOMENESS that happened here as part of the Learning Labs Pop-up on Saturday 2/16 as seen through the eyes of Explainer TV.  

Mike Wilson and his team of Explainers not only had a cool digital pic station at the Pop-up, but they were running around taking videos and pics of all the happy people.  YEAH!!

Maker Space Pop Up was a success! Til we meet again …

Pop-Up STEM Party

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When the urge hits to hack, remix, design and make, New York City teens can visit a special pop-up at NYSCI this Saturday. The Learning Labs Pop-Up introduces teens to web design, digital photography, 3D printing, computer animation, sound recording and more in a free workshop made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum Library and Services.

Approximately 50 teens are expected to attend this Saturday’s event. Activity highlights include a Mozilla web maker session by Hive NYC, digital beat making by World Up, and 3D printing by Pixel Academy. With games, food and prizes, the event will feel more like a party than a science lab.

Saturday’s Pop-Up Learning Labs will run from 1 – 4 pm, with another one planned for April 13. Pop on by!

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Wow! Today we had our second teen hangout with a visit from our first adult advisor, Mike from Pixel Academy.

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He was here to show us some super cool 3D modeling software he uses to create digital video games. The platform is pretty complicated but the teens worked hard to grasp the…

Throughout December, NYSCI’s Maker Space will be bustling with “Cardboard Creations.” Using cardboard and tape, design, make and build your own arcade games. This program was inspired by 9-year-old Caine Monroy, who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. Free with NYSCI admission.

(Source: explainers-nysci)

Maker Space Opening, a set on Flickr.Highlights from Monday’s Maker Space Opening @NYSCI. Great pics from Andrew KellyVia Flickr:
Maker Space Opening: 3/12/12
Photos: Andrew Kelly
Maker Space is a new area at NYSCI that is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant’s Making the Future education initiative. The space, designed by the Brooklyn-based firm Situ Studio, will feature workshops on topics like sewing, soldering, and programming using open-source hardware. But the real skills being honed will be collaboration, risk-taking, creativity and innovation. These are skills that are necessary for careers in STEM. And skills that will help prepare the next generation of leaders.
Beginning in May, visitors to NYSCI can participate in workshops and drop-in sessions at the space. Topics will vary but will include sessions on the basics of soldering, sewing (using machines and equipment donated by SINGER® Sewing Company), and circuitry.
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Maker Space Opening, a set on Flickr.

Highlights from Monday’s Maker Space Opening @NYSCI. Great pics from Andrew Kelly

Via Flickr:
Maker Space Opening: 3/12/12

Photos: Andrew Kelly

Maker Space is a new area at NYSCI that is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant’s Making the Future education initiative. The space, designed by the Brooklyn-based firm Situ Studio, will feature workshops on topics like sewing, soldering, and programming using open-source hardware. But the real skills being honed will be collaboration, risk-taking, creativity and innovation. These are skills that are necessary for careers in STEM. And skills that will help prepare the next generation of leaders.

Beginning in May, visitors to NYSCI can participate in workshops and drop-in sessions at the space. Topics will vary but will include sessions on the basics of soldering, sewing (using machines and equipment donated by SINGER® Sewing Company), and circuitry.

Margaret Honey pushing creative activities out of the classroom with NYSCI’s new Maker Space coming in February. Recorded at World Maker Faire as part of Making, Education and Innovation panel this year. Via Fora.tv