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Membership Week!

April 8 thru April 14, 2017  (That's a Saturday to a Friday!) is Membership Week! We will be holding special classes and events. Stop by and see what happens at MakerSpace!         And don't forget the Maker [...]

By | 2018-03-22T17:02:06+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Archived, Blog It, Front Page, Maker Festival News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Membership Week!

Festival Focus – Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

Meet MMS staff from NASA Goddard to learn all about "reconnection". MMS investigates how the Sun’s and Earth’s magnetic fields connect and disconnect, explosively transferring energy from one to the other in a process that is important at the Sun, [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:11:16+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Front Page, Maker Festival News|Comments Off on Festival Focus – Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

Festival Focus – Space Operations Learning Center

NASA is always looking for ways to foster students’ learning and excitement about space, as well as, science and technology. The Space Operations Learning Center (SOLC) is a web-based educational environment designed to do just that. Our goal is to [...]

By | 2017-03-30T14:55:16+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Front Page, Maker Festival News|Comments Off on Festival Focus – Space Operations Learning Center

Festival Focus – Spoon Carving

Damien Ossi makes wooden spoons and other woodenware (also called treen).  Most woodenware is carved using greenwood, or wood that had not dried or cured.  The wood is softer and easier to carve.  The main tools that greenwood workers use [...]

By | 2017-03-30T14:16:34+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Front Page, Maker Festival News|Comments Off on Festival Focus – Spoon Carving

The Better Scale

Check out the wonderful work of teen "maker" Brittany, founder of The Better Scale, a site that helps you answer the question "Who Am I?" If you missed her at the faire, you can meet her at the Spring Festival this Sunday afternoon in Columbia.

I met an amazing teen today. Brittany is founder of www.thebetterscale.com What an amazing movement! I am so excited that she agreed to be a part of our event on May 1st. She passed out these stickers at the Greenbelt Makers Faire. It was beautiful to see so many adults and kids, wearing these stickers. -Erin, Roll Up N Dye
Erin and Brittany teaming up. It reminds me of the (somewhat socially incorrect) lyrics of Arlo Guthrie.,, where three people make it an organization and fifty people make it a movement. Can you imagine it?

By | 2016-04-29T13:23:25+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Front Page, Maker Festival News|Comments Off on The Better Scale

Spring Festival in Columbia

Photo booth, kids' races, tie-dying, sidewalk chalk drawing, face painting and so much more. Rain or shine. Sunday, 12-6. See the link below for details. We had a great time at the faire working with Erin and learning about her tie dye activities as well as her greater cause, being "passionate about helping kids be honest about who they are, loving themselves and accepting that they have value." Check out her spring festival in Columbia MD, a fundraiser to form Colorful Abandon

The goal of Colorful Abandon is to expand kids’ and teens’ growth-mindsets and compassion for self and others.  We are forming a new generation of team-oriented leaders! Tie dye arts will serve as a vehicle and metaphor for this important work.
Want to teach your kids that giving is the best part of life? Join Roll Up N Dye at their spring fair for a day of fun with a theme of giving back. Photo booth, kids' races, tie-dying, sidewalk chalk drawing, face painting and so much more. Rain or shine. Check out their Facebook page and Website.

By | 2016-04-29T11:36:25+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Front Page, Maker Festival News|Comments Off on Spring Festival in Columbia

Bring Out Your Dead (Electronics)

We are collecting dead electronic components like motherboards and interface cards to use in a community art project during the Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire. We will exhibit the final work on our wall above our computer equipment at the MakerSpace. [...]

By | 2016-04-17T12:10:06+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Front Page, Maker Festival News|Comments Off on Bring Out Your Dead (Electronics)