The Maker Saturday Prototype

Type: Education

This chapter was published in Future Forwards: Volume 6

Three years ago on a Saturday morning, we held our inaugural Maker Saturday. The tables in the High School Gymnasium held ten of the first maker activities that the Re.D Studio had ever run. Activities included constructing with cardboard, creating circuits that lit LEDs, using MaKey MaKeys with Scratch programming, and Lego robots. At each station, parents and children worked together in making musical instruments, electronic dollhouses, and light-up tiaras among other creations. That was three years ago. We didn’t know at the time that Maker Saturday would be one of the most visibly impactful prototypes we’ve run or how the impacts would shape ASB’s Community Maker Culture…continue reading