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Congratulations NYC on Our First Ever Maker Saturday!

Maker Saturday Photo
Mouse hosted our first ever Maker Saturday on April 16th, combining all the fun of our monthly Maker Nights with additional activities from some of our friends at Hive NYC.

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:

Maker Saturday Photo

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!

Visit our upcoming events to learn about our next Maker events, or sign up for our next Maker Night on Wednesday, May 25th here.

Scratch Day is May 14th!

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 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 !

Find a Scratch Day Event or Register Your Own Here!

Congratulations New Serif in Town Winners!


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

Optimistic Font

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

We Run the World
the numbers of pixel

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!

Honorable Mentions

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:

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!

creativity win

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.

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