June Maker-in-Residence: Makey Makey with Josh Burker

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

josh burker workshopJoin a month of creating MaKey MaKey Musical Instruments for anyone age 8 & up. Drop-in to any of the workshops in the Great Hall on the following days and time.  (PLEASE bring a laptop with you!):

Saturday, June 7, 1-4 pm—KICK-OFF & OVERVIEW
Wednesday, June 11, 3-5 pm
Sunday, June 15, 2-5 pm
Tuesday, June 17, 4-6 pm
Thursday, June 19, 1-3 pm
Sunday, June 22, 1-4 pm
Wednesday, June 25, 3-6 pm
Saturday, June 28, 1-3 pm—CULMINATING EVENT. EVERYONE BRING THEIR INSTRUMENT

As a participant in the workshop you will do all or some of the following:
1. Create a prototype of an instrument in cardboard, aluminum foil, copper tape, wire, or other materials.
2. Learn to program the instrument using the MaKey MaKey and Scratch
3. Build a more durable version of your instrument
4. Compose a song
5. Figure out a way to write down your song so somebody else could pick up your instrument and play the song.
6. Perform a concert.

josh burkerJosh Burker facilitates constructionist technology projects for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade at an independent school in Fairfield County, CT.This series is free and is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. 

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