MOUSE Squad Makes It Big at Maker Faire!
On Saturday, September 29, MOUSE Squad students from all over NYC met up at Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Huge thanks to the MOUSE Squad Coordinators, parents, and MOUSE Squad Members from these schools who spent their Saturday with us:
- Stephen A. Halsey School, JHS 157
- P.S./M.S. 188 The Island School
- Hudson High School of Learning Technologies
- Bronx Leadership Academy II
- P.S. 43
- P.S. 89 Cypress Hills Community School
- and MOUSE Corps students from Hudson, James Madison High School, P256Q, Baccalaureate School for Global Education, and In-Tech Academy!
We started the day in front of the New York Hall of Science in a big group, then split up inside the Faire to explore!
MOUSE Corps members from Stephen A. Halsey School and P.S./M.S. 188 spent some time in the MakerBot booth, sharing the projects they made on their MakerBot 3D printers and talking to the crowd about their designs--and the Halsey Squad even got to meet Bre Pettis, the founder of MakerBot!
Inspired by these awesome projects? Check out the October MicroProject--if you win, we'll print your design on a MakerBot!
Students from other Squads learned to solder and checked out all kinds of neat DIY technology and craft projects all around the faire!
Throughout the day, MOUSE Corps students gave demonstrations of their Legacy Projects, a group of physical computing projects and apps they designed to support users who are blind and vision impaired.
Want to learn more about MOUSE Corps? Check out this Wire post!
Thanks to everyone who came out! To see more photos from Maker Faire, look here!