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April MicroProject: Planet Plan-It!

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In order to do great things we need to make great plans. With a good plan there's nothing we can't accomplish. That's why THIS month, we're asking you to show us your plan for a project of your choice. You could work towards any number of MOUSE projects like The DIY Project, Garage Robotics, GreenTECH, Serious Games, or go crazy and come up with your own idea!

Click here to get started!

The March Maker Night Was AMAZING! Sign Up Now for the Next One on 4/23!

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Space is limited, Sign up today!

Our first open Maker Night at MOUSE HQ was on March 26, and it was a huge success! Teens from across the city met up and created 3D designs in SketchUp, programmed Arduinos, made amazing dry-erase art, played with Mozilla Webmaker tools, and built awesome LED wearables! See photos of some of this awesomeness here.

The next Maker Night is Thursday, April 23 -- find all the details and RSVP here today!

MOUSE Maker Nights are FREE for all NYC high school students, so bring your friends, brothers, sisters, cousins, frenemies who are maybe actually awesome deep down, classmates, teammates, and more!

At Maker Nights, you will...

  • Have the chance to tinker, make, and build with things like pipe cleaners, Arduinos, clay, breadboards, LEDs and sensors, MakerBot 3D printers, laptops, motors, hot glue guns, soldering equipment, craft supplies, and more!
  • Get to work on a school project you bring with you, plan and create something you've always wanted to make, come up with an idea so crazy it just might work, or just explore new tools and crafts!
  • Eat delicious snacks!
  • Meet awesome teens from across NYC who are part of the Maker movement! And maybe you'll even...
  • Start a project that you'll end up bringing to Emoti-Con!


What you need to know to attend:

WHEN: Maker Night is coming up on Thursday, April 23, from 4-6pm.
WHERE: MOUSE Headquarters: 55 Broad Street, 16th floor, in Manhattan.
WHO: MOUSE Maker Nights are open to all NYC high school students! However, space is limited, so you have to...
RSVP: Sign up today!
WHAT ELSE? MOUSE will provide all the materials...including pizza. :-)

Sign up NOW! the Last Game Jam of the Year is April 25th!

Want to hack, play and create with games? Come check out our last game jam of the school year on April 25th! We'll be leading an activity from MOUSE's Serious Games badge using Scratch with other game design educators and experts. This special game jam also features music recording, making dance videos and a slam dunk contest.

Sign up NOW! Space is limited!

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WHO: Middle and High School Students
WHEN: Saturday, April 25th
TIME: 1:00-3:30 PM
WHAT: Make games and have fun!
COST: Free!
WHERE: Brooklyn Community College Partnership, 301 Roosevelt Hall

2950 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
301 Roosevelt Hall

Contact Alex Fleming at alex@mouse.org or 646-574-1767 with questions or for help finding the Game Jam.

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Light snacks will be provided. Parents are encouraged to attend the last 30 minutes to see a showcase of games made that day.

Check out these games remixed at previous Game Jam in New York! How do you want your game to look? You can make a game just like these and more!



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Sign up NOW! Space is limited!