For March, we asked you to celebrate Pi Day by creating your own original font of numbers 1-9. This month's winners were selected by a special panel of guest judges from Google! Thank you to everyone who submitted an original font!
Our Grand Prize
Earning the MicroProject Winner Badge and a $60 gift card to Best Buy for their squad is SharkFins Font by CaitlynnK from BSMS2 MouseSquad in Moreno Valley, California. Sharkfins Font wins our grand prize for being an example of technical wizardry. Her font is clean and readable and one of our guest judges from Google said she could see herself using it. CaitlynnK also went above and beyond with an awesome name for the font and stylish design concept using a single "shark fin" block in Fontstruct. Sharkfins Font includes capital and lowercase letters, numbers and many symbols as well, making it a complete font. Congratulations once again to CaitlynnK and BSMS2 MouseSquad!
Check out "SharkFins Font" here.
Our First Runner Up
Our first runner up is a pair! Receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module for their squad are The Optimistic Font by Ben N 822 and Constellations by ryane622 from Halsey's Mouse Squad in Rego Park, New York. The Optimistic Font is a sleek looking font that inspires us to look on the bright side of things. Doesn't Pi look great in it? Constellations is a beautifully hand drawn font that uses "number constellations." Its design is clever and creative and the artwork clearly shows effort. Awesome work Ben N 822, ryane622 and Halsey's Mouse Squad!
Our Second Runner Up
Our second Runner Up pair (also receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module) are We Run The World by NightElfPrincess27 and the numbers of pixel by Shantal Cordero from The Armory Foundation in New York, New York. We Run The World carries a positive girl power message with a fun, upbeat design. The numbers of pixel was exciting to our Google judges because of its unusual design decision to put the numbers inside of frames. The design is inspired by a game that its creator enjoys playing. This wins points for most unique! Congratulations NightElfPrincess27, Shantal Cordero and the entire squad!
There were so many great projects this month that we wish we had more prizes to give away! We would like to share these awesome honorable mentions:
- Where are the carrots? and The 'building' of a font by lori826 at Halsey for their incredible hand drawn design. Be sure to look for an awesome comment on Where are the Carrots? from a Coordinator across the country, who took a few of the numbers of Where are the carrots and recreated them in fontstruct!
- Kenn's Pi by 325kenn from PS 139
- Flashy Font by SommerS at Badger Springs
- March Microproject by QuietIsViolent at South Canton Scholars Charter Academy
Shout out for Wins!
It's never too late to award Wins to your favorite MicroProject entries! Give wins for creativity, technical know-how or inspiration. This month we'd like to shout out lori826 for giving a great creativity win. lori826 we think you are a WINNER with all caps!
When you see someone make a cool MicroProject submission, let them know that they did a great job by giving them a win! You can always go back and give wins to old projects.
Thank you to Coordinators and students who participated and submitted so many awesome avatars! Next month is time to celebrate Earth Day with your own original GIF creation! The GIF-ing Tree.
On Saturday April 16th, Mouse will be holding our first ever Maker Saturday! We will be bringing together middle, high school and professional Makers under one roof to spend the day building, crafting and designing with technology. Come create with coders, crafters, 3D designers, whiteboard artists, gamers, makers and more from all over NYC. This is the perfect place to try coding, building circuits, making games or designing in 3D for the first time! You’ll get to meet experts, learn new skills and take home something you made!
Register for either our morning or afternoon session. Our morning session runs from 10 AM to 12 PM followed by lunch, or arrive at noon for lunch and stay for our afternoon session from 1PM - 3 PM.
Mouse Maker Saturday is free and open to all NYC high school and middle school youth who want a space to tinker, make, build, and learn cool stuff! ** Space is limited so sign up for the morning or afternoon session below!
At Mouse Maker Saturday you will:
- Make something awesome!
- Eat free lunch!
- Meet cool people who also like to make things!
Maker Saturday Info:
WHEN: Saturday April 16
TIME: Choose between the morning session (10 AM -12 PM) or afternoon session (1 PM - 3 pm). Snacks will be served from 12 PM - 1 PM.
WHERE: Mouse Headquarters: 55 Broad Street, 16th floor, in Downtown Manhattan.
WHO: Mouse Maker Saturday is open to all NYC area youth who currently attend middle school or high school! However, space is limited, so you have to...
Every April we celebrate Earth Day, a time to show our appreciation for this great planet we all live on. This year, show our home just how much you care by making animated GIFs in celebration of Earth Day on April 22. Your challenge this month is to make a GIF dedicated to Earth Day! So GIF a gift to the our big blue planet!