Monthly Archives: June 2013


The first two weeks of the program Philadelphia schools were still in session so there weren’t that many kids coming to the library during the day. But the ones that did show up had a great time making cardboard games. This Foosball game was a revolving door of sorts as it was worked on by probably ten different kids at… Read more →

Playing with possibilites

Had a great time today at the Village, went from working on the Makey Makey ground shades to making LED shades. Talked with some more folks about doing etextiles workshops and had a blast making stuff in general! Paul and I tinkered around and are having thoughts about making an animation of some sort. This was reinforced by a couple videos we took and Josh, a potential helping hand at the hotspot, being an Animation major at Art Institute. Collaboration !

The pinball machine was completed yesterday with rubber-band powered bumpers, paddles, and plunger. The decorating comes next!
There are a few other games still being produced like this foosball game. The grass is all colored in and each of the ten players are made (but not yet installed). There was quite a debate whether the teams should be Blue vs. Red or Blue vs. Pink! Red won the day due to the simple fact that we have more red markers than pink ones for our Makers to draw the teams with.
Stay tuned!

Artbots #1

done @ the village
this was a mixture of a simple circuit she was playing with and the simplest artbot we could put together.
It looks like it’s waltzing across the paper.

An afternoon of loud noises and bright lights

Some artbot action happening while piezo buzzers were a’screechin’.

Starting to get a few people interested in Makey Makey sessions and looking into ways of making a long-exposure artbot for upcoming photography classes/sessions.