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Forgot About This Summer’s Maker Camp? It’s Not Too Late to Join In!

If you missed out on the first week of MAKE magazine’s Maker Camp, don’t worry–it’s still not too late to get caught up using some of their videos, or even to join in on the rest of the summer projects in this year’s Maker Camp.

Right here in Nebraska, students can even get together to join a “campsite.” The Strategic Air and Space Museum located in Ashland is one such campsite (the rest of the campsites are listed here if you’re outside of Nebraska). At these venues, students can get together to build their projects, and also view the day’s Google hangout.

Even if you missed out on the first week of making for Maker Camp, you can still view the videos that accompanied last week’s projects, and obtain material lists and instructions on how to make cool things like a two liter motor boat, a balloon blimp, and a rocket-propelled toy car.

Last Friday, students also went on a virtual “field trip” to visit Oracle Team USA–a boat maker that’s responsible for building seven-ton catamarans that can achieve absolutely incredible speeds on water, and which have been involved in (and won) America’s Cup, a large sailing race.

This week’s field trip will give campers a sneak peak at NASA. The start of this week revisited a project that MAKE magazine explored earlier, and which we wrote about here on the Dream It! Do It! Nebraska blog–how to 3D print your own head! How cool is that?

The rest of the week, campers in this summer’s Maker Camp will build a small robot out of an Altoids tin and a small motor, create a wind-triggered lantern, and eventually over the weekend created a touchless 3D tracking interface. Not totally convinced? Check out this awesome video below:


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