If you love games and gaming, April 12 is your lucky day!
Parsons the New School for Design hosts PlayTech Saturday twice a year, and it's always amazing! At PlayTech, you will:
WHEN: Saturday, April 12 from 1-3pm
WHERE: Parsons - 6 E. 16th Street, 12th floor in Manhattan.
SIGN UP: Sign up here. Everyone is welcome to attend--bring your sisters, brothers, and friends!
COORDINATORS: We assume that any student coming with you has turned in a signed permission slip.
WHAT ELSE? FREE PIZZA will be served at 1pm, and MOUSE will provide roundtrip MetroCards for all MOUSE Squad students who attend.
QUESTIONS? Contact Parsons SPACE at 212-229-8933.
Check out photos from the last PlayTech Saturday in November:
See you there! GAME ON!
February MicroProject Winners!
Last month’s challenge was to design your dream school in 3D. And your creativity and technical skills really showed!
Our Grand Prize
Earning the MicroProject Winner Badge and a $60 gift card to Best Buy is Digital Me from Price Mouse Squad in San Jose, California. His school is a series of domes containing a theater, an aquarium and a library as well as classrooms and a cafeteria. It even has an outdoor basketball court! We love the futuristic look and how big each of these domes are on the inside. Send an .STL file to email@example.com and we'll print your project!
Our First Runner Up
Our first runner up, and winner of a RadioShack DIY Kit, goes to hsoli16 from The MOUSE Squad at the Staten Island School for Civic Leadership in New York. Robo School receives a runner up award because... well, because who doesn't want to go to school in a giant robot?! Ok, really, we're giving him this honor because it's a very detailed design, is 3D printable and his squad actually printed one out and included the video in the submission. Super cool time lapse!
Check out their project here!
Our Second Runner Up
Also receiving a RadioShack DIY Kit is karim (a previous MicroProject winner) from Wagner Middle School in New York City. Karim created (with the help of his brother) a gigantic Minecraft school with basketball courts, a diving area and a working mine cart ride to take you from place to place.
There were so many excellent submissions we have to have a few honorable mentions.
American Canyon Middle School in California created two incredible schools.
- Their first school has stairs, turrets and a double helix.
- Their second school is a beautifully designed campus with pools and interestingly shaped buildings.
JHS Stephen A. Halsey in New York City submitted some incredible schools:
Shout out for Wins!
It's not too late to give out Wins to your favorite MicroProject entries! Give wins for creativity, technical know-how or inspiration. Click here to check out all the school designs that were submitted!
This month we'd like to shout out Elsword for giving an awesome creativity win.
When you see someone make a cool MicroProject submission, let them know what they did a great job by giving them a win! Thanks for giving such a great win Elsword!
It's always such a difficult decision voting on submissions and awarding these prizes. We had a few really excellent late submissions that we wished we could have considered. Please make sure to get your submissions in before the month is over!
Thank you to Coordinators and students who participated and submitted such awesome projects! We are looking forward to seeing many more of them in the future.
Be sure to check out our next competition MOUSE Squad: The Movie
What if a big time Hollywood producer came to your school and wanted to make a movie about your MOUSE Squad? Or better yet, what if your MOUSE Squad made a movie about your MOUSE Squad? Everyone knows every great movie needs a great poster to go along with it, and a movie about a MOUSE Squad needs a high tech poster.