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Behind the Scenes with La Machine

July 26, 2017

On Sunday the 23rd, Maker Junior visited the Space and Aviation museum where La Machine set up their massive animatronic puppets to roam the streets. Join us as we get a behind the scenes tour to learn more about these fantastic machines.

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Happy Valentines Day!

February 14, 2017

We had lots of fun making light up valentines over the past week. The goal was to make a valentine that could be turned off and on. Lots of great, innovative switches!
Free Programming Workshop! Saturday February 4

January 25, 2017

Maker Junior is thrilled to be partnering again with Dr. Audrey Girouard and her team of researchers from the Creative Interactions Lab at the School of Information Technology, Carleton University. We will be hosting a fun, free, Inventors Workshop for 9-14 year olds to explore programming in Snap with the Arduino, bendable sensors and electronics. Participants must have some exposure to programming in Snap or Scratch to participate in these workshops. During this workshop we’ll be building cardboard games and increasing the interactivity of these games with programming. All participants will have a chance to build their own inventions and share with everyone what they have created. This workshop is funded by the Ministry of Ontario through an Early Research Award. Workshop Dates: Saturday, February 4, 2pm... Continue Reading →

Making is one of the seven key aspects of Digital Literacy

January 18, 2017

Media Smarts: Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy
I've been thinking a lot about Digital Literacy lately. It's something we work hard with our boys to explore. As parents, we spend a lot of time and energy focusing on safety. Quite appropriately. But are we spending an equivalent amount of energy helping them create?