Free Maker Camp: Teens Build, Solder, Code on Google+Leticia Barr
If you have a creative kid who is always creating new things out of household objects, loves to tinker and build, or is just looking for something to do this summer, free Google+ Maker Camp for teens is perfect for them. This free online camp is a collaboration between Google and the creators of Make Magazine and Maker Faire.
Beginning today and running for a month throughout the summer, each day features a different DIY project. Daily projects are centered around the week’s theme and no special materials are required since most items needed are common household objects. If your kid already has camp, sports commitments, or vacation planned, no worries! Teens can do as many or as few of the daily projects as they want.
To support maker campers, there’s Google+ Maker Camp Hangout each afternoon (11 am PT / 2 pm ET) that features time with a maker who will walk campers through the projects and provide tips, tricks, and ideas and an online community to share photos, videos, and thoughts with other attendees. Can make the Maker Camp Hangout? They’re always available online through G+ to view at a later time.
Each week wraps up with an Epic Field Trip that is designed to continue to provide creative inspiration through the weekend.
For more information on the weekly themes and daily projects, visit the Maker Camp on Google+ schedule.
The camp is designed for ages 13 and older because there’s an age restriction to create a Google+ profile and attend hangouts however, if younger kids want to participate, Maker Camp encourages them to attend with a parent, using their Google+ profile.
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