Maker Kids is a community for youth who make cool things. and PS 107 in the Bronx has been instrumental in getting Maker Kids off the ground. Students from PS 107 have presented live on stage at the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York and hosted a booth at Maker Faire. They taught how to make different hydroponic gardens, squishy circuits and brushbots, modeled after Evil Mad Scientist’s Bristlebot. The school hosts a huge Maker Space where children in grades 3-5 come with their teachers throughout the day and are exposed to science, technology, engineering and math through making and invention.
Dale Dougherty is the founder of Maker Faire and he visited PS 107 in January and helped to make squishy circuits, electromagnets and circuits with alligator clips. Dale has posted on his Make blog about why “Making More Makers” matters. We agree. It does empower kids to make the world a better place.
In Maker Kids, we post video and photographs of our creations, exchange ideas for making new things like water pumps, collaborate and let our imaginations lead us to new possibilities. We are exchanging ideas with students in NYCDOE schools and hope to make friends around the globe! We are transforming learning, one Maker Kid at a time.
Thank you to Chavelli Tsui at Cured Creative for our logo design!