Summer Camp Update, More Minecraft!

With summer half over, we still have space in four more camp sessions. We just added a Minecraft camp for the extra week of summer vacation now that school opens after Labor Day. July 31 Taste of Tech  Learn to create animations, design games, build robots and much more Aug 7 Engineering  Design and build a Rube Goldberg style useless contraption Aug 14 Robotics  Just in time for the Fall season, design and program robots for FIRST LEGO League Aug 28 Minecraft Design, play, and survive in unique worlds full of challenges To register, head over to our SignUp Genius… (Read More)

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Safe Solar Viewer

Are you planning on viewing the Solar Eclipse (Monday, August 21, 2017)?  Are you traveling to view the total eclipse?  (Maryland is located outside the total eclipse zone.)  Avoid eye damage by using proper techniques during partial eclipse phases. Join us at the MakerSpace this Saturday, July 22  from noon to 4PM to make a Safe Solar Viewer. We will be building a Safe Solar Viewer  with two lenses.  (The second lens is a Barlow lens; it will magnify and project the image of the sun.)  We’ve got boxes, spare binder clips, and lenses.  This is a child-friendly activity (although… (Read More)

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First Friday Game Night!

movie and game night

Join us at MakerSpace this Friday from 6PM to 9PM for our First Friday Game Night! Challenge your neighbors to games of skill like Settlers of Catan and Dominion. Not one for board games? Try Fluxx, the card game where strategy serves you until the rules and the end-goal suddenly change! It’s as full of twists and turns as a road in the Rockies.

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This Week @ Greenbelt MakerSpace

Whew!  One camp down …  We are back to “regular”  “summer” hours this week (and next!) Tuesday thru Friday:  3 to  10 pm, weekends:  noon to  4 pm.  Mondays:  Closed We did some amazing cleaning and re-arranging before camps started.  Stop by and check out the Space! This week: Tuesday:  Knights and Castles Chess Club from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday:  Fiber Fans from 6 to 9 pm Thursday:  Coding Club (George plans to do some testing of Minecraft worlds!) from 7 to 8 pm Friday: Fermentation Fans from 7 to 9 pm Saturday:  Open Projects Sunday:  Animation from 2… (Read More)

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Build a PC and Linux Install Workshop

build a pc

Are you in need of a computer system but can’t afford retail prices? There are lots of used equipment out there to be had, but we’ll go one better. Come to our PC build workshop to learn how to refurbish a system and walk away with it for free! That’s called a “win – win” situation. If you happen to have gently used and unused systems laying around the house, laptops or PCs, please consider donating them to the MakerSpace for this project. Or perhaps you have an old computer that can no longer be upgraded but you would like… (Read More)

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Psychesdolls Workshop Sunday

This Sunday 4/23 from 4 PM to 6 PM, Cynthia Swan will be bringing her Psychesdolls back to MakerSpace! This is the perfect opportunity to create unique, handcrafted holiday gifts for your friends and family. What are Psychesdolls? In Cynthia’s words: We will create small yet powerful figurative collages, called Psychesdolls, an assemblage art doll that emerges from our imagination. Using a variety of elements including beads and ribbons, we will dress our clothespin. As we continue to add buttons, and combine wire, beads and ribbons, you will notice the unique art doll forming into a whimsical image. Many are drawn to the… (Read More)

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Repair Cafe April 2017

The Repair Cafè is a free community service offered by a volunteer staff to help people repair their damaged or broken goods. The classroom and workshop areas of the MakerSpace, located next to the Old Greenbelt Theater (directions), will be converted into several repair stations. Each station will focus on different types of objects: clothing and fabric items, computers, electronics, small appliances, jewelry, small motors, bicycles, and furniture. Mark your calendar for future dates: April 22; July 15; October 21  

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