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Automata from Simple Supplies with Rob IvesExpired

Feb 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific

What You'll Do:

Join Rob Ives for a hands-on workshop on how to make moving automata from simple household supplies. You will learn how to use paper cups, straws, pipe cleaners, and other craft materials to create whimsical, interactive moving models! Rob Ives will walk you through step by step to make your own project. Along the way, you will learn techniques and mechanisms so you can create your own designs.

Skill Level:

No experience needed.

Skills you will learn:

Paper craft and understanding simple mechanisms.

What You'll Need:

  • 3 or more 8oz/250ml or larger paper cups
  • Color paper
  • 3-5 paper clips
  • Thin cardboard
  • Glue or tape or hot glue
  • 3-5 Brass fasteners
  • Simple tools: Scissors, ruler, hole punch, pliers

What is Included:

  • A free membership to Make: Community
  • Access to discussion forums and community groups
  • Post event access to session recordings

** Tickets are nonrefundable **

About your Facilitator:

Rob Ives is an artist and author of dozens of books about making, paper craft and automata. You can find out more about him at www.robives.com


  • Rob Ives

    Rob was born in Harrogate, UK in 1962. Even as a young boy he was fascinated by mechanisms and finding out how things work. After ten years as a classroom teacher Rob continued to pursue his interest, building a new career designing and making models from cardboard and other ‘found’ useful objects and materials.
    Fast forward to the present day and Rob now combines scientific, artistic and IT skills to develop imaginative automata, kits and books. Living in Yorkshire(UK), Rob is delighted to share his insights into creativity, the design process and cardboard engineering. He works with children and teachers both at home and abroad, in person and online.

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  • Godwyn Morris

    Godwyn Morris  is the Director of two programs in New York City, Dazzling Discoveries, a STEAM education center for grade school age children and Skill Mill NYC a maker space and digital fabrication studio for adults and teens. She is also the inventor of Dazzlinks Cardboard Engineering kits and Engineering with Paper, downloadable packets. Godwyn has been working and creating with educators and children for more than 20 years. She is an advocate of making, mixing, trying, testing and playing, all with the aim of teaching creative thinking and problem solving skills to kids and adults. She works with hundreds of students and teachers every year in classes, camps and professional development workshops. Her expertise is helping educators bridge the gap between teaching content and expanding hands on exploration.

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Automata from Simple Supplies with Rob Ives
  • Feb 12, 2022 9:00 am - 10:30 am (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+ 14-18 12-14 8-12
Have questions or comments? Email us at makercampus@make.co

Maker Campus session recordings will be made available to all paid registrants.
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