Our Favorite Birds: Virtual K – 12 Art Class

Makers,

Next week, CMS shop lead and instructor Allison Zito will be offering a week long virtual class for ages K – 12, Our Favorite Birds.

In this multi-session class, students will use a variety of mediums to recreate their favorite birds. We will draw, paint and use pastels to make renderings of our most cherished avian friends.  At the end of the class, students may digitally submit their pictures to the Mass Audubon museum exhibit. 

This class will meet 12 – 1 PM, June 8 – 11th.

This class is free, but registration is required.  Learn more here. 

Starting next week, learn how to code a virtual Sumo Bot for our upcoming competition on June 21st and on Saturday join us for Setting Up Your First Website. Learn more about both of these events below!

Virtual Sumo Bot Competition

Let’s face it – it might be a while before we can return to hand to hand combat – so why not have a robot do your bidding for you? Meet The Sumo Bot, a maniacal battler of brute force and binary. Two bots shall enter the ring, only one will leave victorious. Will it be yours?

Robots can be coded using blockly which is easy-to-use block-based coding or Javascript.  Anyone can enter the competition by creating an account and building code on the http://roboton.io/ site.  We will also be holding coding hang out sessions on May 26th (register here) and June 7th (register here), from 6 – 8 PM. If you are newbie, this is will be a great opportunity to start learning. 

Please register for all events if you plan on attending and/ or participating.

Join us for the bracket – based Virtual Sumo Competition (register here) live on June 21st, following the Nashua Robot Builders Meeting (some point after 7:15 PM, more info here.) By registering you will be able to watch the competition! Virtual prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Setting Up Your First Website

Saturday, June 6th, 10 AM

As a maker, a website is crucial to show your skills or sell your wares. People will find you, get to know you, and buy your stuff. In this class, you’ll learn how websites work, the steps to set up your own website using WordPress, how best to show off your craft online, and even how to sell them.

This class is presented free of charge, but registration is required. This class will be presented online, you will receive the access link after registration. Register for this class here.

On Instructor Corey Maas:

Corey Maass is a full-stack web developer with a love for creativity, entrepreneurship and “building stuff” both on and off the web. He currently lives in Plainfield, New Hampshire.

Share Your Skills With The Community

We are looking to bring more online learning opportunities to the Claremont Makerspace community. Would you like to share your skill or lead a project? Please email brendan@claremontmakerspace.org to learn how.

What have you been working on? 

Have a cool project that you’ve been working on at home? Please share it with us! Our community is excited to learn about how people are keeping busy and creative during this downtime. Please share pictures and stories with us, by emailing info@twinstatemakerspaces.org and join us on our online community board.

Be Well & Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team