The first Family Makers Morning was held April 14th with 12 kids between the ages of 5 and 14. Planned as a time for Makespace members and their kids to come together for some kid-friendly making and fun, the group made paper aero planes and learned techniques for long-distance and acrobatic flights. Much merriment and mayhem, as well as some serious learning, was had by all.
Makespace members and their children are welcome to come to Family Makers Mornings, scheduled to be held Sundays from 10-12. The group is just getting started and is open to ideas for future projects. Suggestions for activities have included projects with Raspberry Pis, Arduino boards, woodworking, 3-D printing, cooking, sewing, rockets, pottery and Lego Mindstorms (to name a few). Long-term plans include perhaps participating in the Cambridge Science Xchange chain-reaction machine event next autumn and making projects for next year’s UK Maker Faire.