The Thursday/Friday MakerKIds review what their making tasks are for the day with Mentors Del and Paul.
During the weeks three and four sessions, progress continued on our bird feeders. At the start of each session, we reviewed where each MakerKId was in the design and building process. Each maker worked at their own pace, focusing on different aspects of the project.
MakerKids finish paper prototypes and make carefiul measurements to transfer to wood and other materials that will be used for building their bird feeders.
Some of the MakerKids were working on completing their paper prototyes. Others were carefully measuring the prototypes and marking lumber before cutting out the parts for their bird feeders.
Mentor Paul demonstrates proper use of disc sander. MakerKids sand, saw, drill, hammer, glue, and cut screen in the construction of their bird feeders.
By the end of week four, many MakerKids were in the final stages of construction of their bird feeders and completing the finishing touches. They are in the home stretch!
MakerKids attach roofs, do final nailing, gluing and drilling, paint and attach feeders to bases.
This blog is written and photographed by Tim with significant help from Paul. We're the managers of the MakerKids program. Mostly we'll be posting. But now and then, we may invite someone involved in the project with us to post.