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   Sep 19

Hacker Scouts: Judo Bots

Last Sunday we had another amazing Open lab session of Hacker Scouts. With over 50 kids (plus their parents!) it was a full and active hackerspace event! Our featured project was Hydraulic Judo Bots . Other activities offered were: Learn to Solder, various advanced Soldering Kits, Compressed Air Rockets, and an LED Light-Up Bracelet Kit. [...]

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   Sep 03

Hacker Scouts: Biospheres

Yesterday marked the inaugural Open Lab for our new adventure: Hacker Scouts. We had an amazing turnout with about 40 enthusiastic kids and their supportive parents! Our featured project was Biospheres (also see here), which half the kids decided to work on, with the other half choosing activities from our menu, including a Learn to Solder Kit, [...]

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   Aug 28

Hacker Scouts!

Back in March I wrote about the idea of a Hacker Scouts program addressing the needs of a progressive maker community and how my husband and I shared an attraction to joining or developing a structured program of helping our children develop skills in the areas they are truly interested in, abilities that would allow them [...]

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   Dec 07

Mothership Hackermoms

When I became a mother, I don’t think I realized how much the journey would change me, how much it would make me a better person, how my art would suffer. I adore my kids but it has been hard at times putting my creative energy on hold because there are only so many hours [...]

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   Jul 24

East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2011- Call for entries!

The East Bay Mini Maker Faire has announced it’s call for entries for this coming Fall, due September 5th, 2011. Because the Maker Faire is full of, well, our kind of people- we hightailed it to the first Mini Maker Faire last year and despite the pouring rain, the dedicated crowd and enjoyable entries were [...]

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