This year, we hosted two Maker Club sessions at nearby JEI Learning Center, where students learned how to build basic machines and remote control cars! People from all over New Jersey came to this event, and everyone, from teachers and parents to students, had so much fun while learning about the spirit of making.
In the first session (October 16, 2016), students worked to build a simple car that moved back and forth using a small kit. They all learned how to use screwdrivers, plug wires into each other, while demonstrating patience throughout the session. In the end, all of the teams had a working car that they could show and be proud of.
During the second session (January 14, 2017), we guided students as they built a remote-control car. They continued to practice their making skills and became more proficient. As the class progressed, the students slowly finished and began to have fun with each other.
These maker clubs are important to students because they give kids an opportunity to use their hands-on skills. They also allow kids to practice teamwork, patience, persistence, and other skills neccessary for a successful career.
If you’re interested, please email us at [email protected] and we’ll send you an email with details on future maker club sessions
This club is open to all ages.