Every year we hold the D.I.Y. Competition to give you the chance to share your skills with the entire Mouse network. "D.I.Y." stands for "Do It Yourself" and we ask you to make something that will teach others how to do something you know.
At Maker Saturday, makers of all ages came together to tinker, code, and make at 7 different stations with Mouse staff and volunteers from 4 other organizations. Each station focused on a different type of making.
Mouse Maker Saturday Make Stations:
- Climate Game Jam, Hosted by BrainPop
- Collaborative Drawing, Hosted by GroundSwell
- Coding Corner, Hosted by Roy Venegas, Elena Barrio, and Mariama Bah
- DIY Game Controllers with Makey Makey
- LED Crafting with Arduinos
- Mouse Design Challenge (View Design Challenge projects)
- Paper Circuits and 3D Design, Hosted by MakerState
Each station offered learners the ability to try a different project for the first time, or to expand their skills by learning from experts that hosted each station. In addition, everyone could add their own drawing to our collaborative whiteboard wall!
The day was divided into two sessions with a lunch in between each session. At the end of the day, students shared highlights about what they learned and made. To check out some of these projects, visit our Mouse Maker Hall of Fame.
Thanks all of our volunteers that joined us at Maker Saturday and huge shoutout to our student makers from across NYC for making with us!
Attention all game makers! Scratch Day is May 14th!
What is Scratch Day?
Scratch Day celebrates Scratch with events all across the world! Scratch makes creating digital games and animations as easy as snapping blocks together. In Mouse's Serious Games Design Badge you can find a great tutorial on how to get started with Scratch and start designing your own games.
Get in on the fun!
Go to day.scratch.mit.edu to find an event near you. If you're a Serious Games master and feel like sharing your scratch experience you can also host an event. Even if you're making Scratch animations in your PJ's, you can join us in celebrating Scratch !