IMG_3776

Of Librarians and Automata

Gorge MakerSpace was invited to the annual FVRL staff retreat to facilitate a session on making in public libraries.

Sustainable Solutions

  In July Gorge MakerSpace hosted two week-long camps dedicated to hands-on renewable energy. Projects included solar ovens, solar powered smoothies, bicycle powered phone chargers, a solar powered garden fountain, lots of mini-solar paneled contraptions, all showcased in a solar festival for the camp finale.

MacGyvers Make Shade

Seven campers and two adults built this shade structure during the 2017 MacGyver Overnight Camp. The campers cut and peeled the poles from the local forest and the shades sails were ordered from Coolaroo. The 1/2 barrels with rocks were needed because we hit a massive layer of basalt one foot below the surface.

Birthdays

  We celebrated Connor’s 8th birthday with a cardboard automata making party.   Makerspace parties are a blast…everyone goes home with a gift they make themselves. We tailor the activities to your interests; give Jack a call if you’re interested in arranging a unique birthday.

Sphero comes to visit!

Thanks to Principal Todd at Whitson Elementary for letting us play with Spheros at the Youth Center…we’re gonna have a hard time giving them back!  

Carnival camps fold up their tents.

For two weeks kids crafted some amazing games:  two foosball tables, two dunk tanks, a roller coaster ride, home-made cotton candy, target shoot, two stuffed animal claw games, pin-the-head on the panda, and of course, the inside-out bouncy castle. See photos of all these games on our Facebook page.

Carnival Camp in Full Swing

We’ve got 8 arcade games built and more on the way. Campers are  using lots of cardboard, recycled materials, makey makeys, LEDs and motors. Skee ball, Whack a mole, and bowling are a few of the amusements. Friday we open the doors for families and friends to play!