Young Maker Projects
Eleven-year-olds Sydney and Ksenia formed Team Folktails to create realistic mermaid suits. Since January, Team Folktails has been testing tail shapes, materials and techniques to design a wearable tail that will look and behave in the water like a real mermaid.
Grant attended World Maker Faire New York in 2011 and was inspired to create his own project for 2012.
The Viper is a full-motion flight simulator inspired by the TV series Battlestar Galactica. It was built by five Young Makers and debuted at Bay Area Maker Faire in 2012.
Inside this autonomous hamster ball are weights that are under software control, used to guide the ball. Hamster not included, nor is it needed! in any direction.
Cameron shares his ideas for the construction of a Tesla Coil with other Young Makers in one of the "plussing sessions", part of each monthly meeting.
Young Makers projects aren't just about robots and fire.
Bjorn shares his laser cut puzzle inspired by M.C. Escher with other Young Makers at one of the monthly meetings.