Hey, young readers: Instead of another summer uttering the dreaded phrase “I’m bored,” how about meeting a NASA astronaut or building a working potato cannon?
Maker Camp, which kicks off its second year on July 8, is different kind of summer camp for kids and teens. Instead of canoes and kickball, it has microcontrollers and robots. There are no bus rides or cabins; camp can take place anywhere there’s a computer and an Internet connection.
The camp is a free, six-week online program inspired by the maker movement — the trend toward do-it-yourself culture — and run by Maker Media in collaboration with Google. Maker Media also publishes Make magazine and organizes the Maker Faires… Click here to read more.