Makers Group

The Young Makers Group is an informal group of parents and their children to encourage creation.rocket
We will try to meet once a month and share what we built – our success and failures – and then choose a new project for the next month.
If stuck for ideas we will refer to these web sites.
I’d like to get a good mix of boys and girls ages 5 – 10 but I wouldn’t turn away older kids who would like to participate also.

We had our first meeting May 5th, 2013. We will have our second meeting soon..

Our first project is to build rockets. We tried some practice rockets yesterday and they worked pretty good.

Rocket run

Check out our blog posts for the pictures and movies.

http://berkybus.blogspot.com/2013/05/love-and-rockets.html

http://neenanjones.blogspot.com/

 

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Million Dollar Idea

I was jogging, I know shocking. My music went to commercial and the volume went up, then down. Suddenly I thought, that would be a cool innovation for ear buds. Just let them regulate the sound. These annoying commercials that blast your eardrums can be stopped.

The ear buds don’t just play at a certain level, but the put everything to the right level. They could even reduce the outside noise with ambient sound.

Then I went further and thought, in the classroom this would be awesome. everyone could have ear buds and I could talk in my normal voice and they could regulate the volume, cutting out the outside noise and student would hear me. This would be especially awesome for SPED kids would tend to get excited from too much distraction.

Then I went further and thought, wow I could have these ear buds block outside noise with a white noise, then block phones and music for students unless I let them listen, and I could shut off all noise except me when I wanted to talk to them. The control would be the bomb.

Then I realized where I was going on this. This isn’t about making the classroom better, this is giving me more control. Still a cool idea for jogging though.

 

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