Sci/Fi and Real (NASA) Science


The Martian opens October 2 and NASA wants everyone to know, there is real science behind the scenes. Many of the technologies described in the movie are based on work NASA is doing today. For instance, advanced solar electric propulsion systems that use ion propulsion and minimize fuel consumption while maximizing distance, and Radioisotope Thermoelectric… (Read More)

Greenbelt City Council

George Boyce

Today, I (George Boyce) am filing a petition signed by my neighbors and friends seeking to nominate me for election to the Greenbelt City Council. I look forward to discussing ideas of how to improve city management and the growth of community facilities and services. You can follow me on the web at, on Facebook… (Read More)

Do you want to HAM it up?

amateur radio logo

Several people have expressed interest in forming an amateur radio (HAM) club at the MakerSpace. We now have a volunteer, Randy,  ready to lead regular meetings starting Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7:30pm. Sign up below… Perhaps the most valuable activity of our new club will be to help newbies, like me, get licensed. Randy wants to… (Read More)

FIRST LEGO League Teams Now Forming

FLL Trash Trek

There is still time to sign up. We have room for 10 more kids… FLL is an after-school program for kids 9-14. The program runs from now until December when competition tournaments start. Teams that do well will advance to the state championships in February and perhaps, if they are well prepared and enthusiastic, to… (Read More)

Little Makers and Cups

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Little Makers, pre-K kids, and their families meet up at the MakerSpace on the 2nd Friday of the month, 5-7pm. Children work together with their parents/caretakers to craft, create, invent, and explore! Just bring your ideas and creativity – we’ll provide the materials. This week we’ll be crafting and creating with CUPS. It is better… (Read More)

Little Coders starts next Tuesday

code dot org little coders

Jen has volunteered to teach Course 1 for early readers. Students will create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. By the end of this course, students create their very own custom game or story that they can share. Recommended for grades K-1. This… (Read More)

Join the MakerWagon Team


We are ready to launch the Indiegogo project to crowd-fund the purchase and conversion of the van. Sign up now to be listed as a team member! A project like this does not come along very often. A community project to build a community resource, to deliver STEM education, maker activities, and citizen science projects… (Read More)

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