The Northumberland Makers held an open house at the Venture 13 building on Saturday displaying a number of their products and inventions.
Northumberland Makers are a group of people who are a community of creators, innovators and makers with a goal of improving access to tools, technology and expertise in Northumberland County.
Vice President of Northumberland Makers, Colin Slade said the group has approximately 50 members.
“The Maker Lab is part of the Venture 13 building so during the day it’s used for developing and prototyping electronics and projects.”
“In the evening the Northumberland Makers have the lab to use as a “maker” organization so we are involved in electronics, education, robotics, 3-D printing, circuit board printing a whole extreme of things to engage the community.”
The open house on Saturday was a chance to give the public a look at how easily and quickly they can learn and use technology they are unfamiliar with and create things that are only limited by their imagination.
There are Maker Camps this summer for students ranging in age from 9-14-years-old.
The Student Camps run from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.
Nmaker Camp 1 Coding and Robotics
July 16/20 14-16 participants Ages 9-12
Nmaker Campers will be learning how to code using different programs and will be applying their learning to control simple machines robotics. All Nmaker Campers will receive a Coding and Robotics NMCamp t-shirt. Cost $275.
NMCamp 2 Coding and Robotics July 30/Aug 3 14-16 participants Ages 12-14
Nmaker Campers will be challenged to make something new each day of camp. Themes may include web pages, food, science, green screen videography, coding 3D printing and more. All Nmaker Campers will receive a Macker Camp Nmaker Camp t-shirt. Cost $275.
NMCamp 3 Maker Camp August 13-17 14-16 participants Ages 9-12
Nmaker Campers will be challenged to make something new each day of camp. Themese may include food, science, green screen videography, coding 3D printing, and more. All Nmaker Campers will receive a Maker Camp Nmaker Camp t-shirt. Cost $275
Nmaker Educator Camps
Choose your own Professional Development Adventure
Tailored to Educators, these camps are designed for teacher or individuals that would like to use technology to assist in the classroom. Options could include: Maker S.T.E.A.M. curriculum, 3D printing, robotics, Google Classroom, vinyl cutting, Digital Portfolio Tools – Google Drive (docs, forms, sheets, slides). Camps are two days from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $250.
KPRETFO members are reminded that teachers may apply for up to $300 of PD funding from the KPRETFO.
Educator Maker Camp 1 Wednesday July 11 – Thursday July 12
Educator Maker Camp 2 Wednesday July 25 – Thursday July 26
Educator Maker Camp 3 Wednesday August 8 – Thursday August 9