Our Featured Makers
We have some very special makers and educators providing projects for Maker Camp this year. You can discover what projects they’ve created this year, especially for you, by searching by author in the online project library. You can also connect with them in our Maker Camp Community Group. Learn more about our Featured Makers!
Mario the Maker Magician
Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a New York based, touring family performer known for his DIY robotic creations, upcycled props, and new school slapstick character. It’s magic through the lens of the Maker Movement! As seen on Sesame Street, Sprout, and live on tour with David Blaine, who called him “the best kids magician in the world!!” Mario’s show is an upbeat, hilarious, and very interactive experience that leaves children and families inspired to nurture their own creative paths. Mario works alongside his wife + manager, Katie. They travel the country together along with their two young children. Follow their adventures on YouTube! #itsafamilybusiness! Connect with them in the Maker Camp Community Group.
Imagine a TV show in which you can interact directly with the host… Imagine a classroom you can join from anywhere in the world… We’ve created a live webinar studio that captures the essence of what it means to learn in a classroom. We combine multiple cameras, studio-quality video production, and thoughtful teaching to create an authentic classroom experience that you can join from anywhere. Kelsey and Matt are teachers with a combined 30 years of teaching experience. They’ve taught ballet to 3 year olds, Arduino to teenagers, and taught educators all over the world engineering, coding, and design thinking. Codejoy brings all this classroom experience and expertise to bear in designing digital learning experiences. Connect with them in the Maker Camp Community Group.
MakeFashion Edu is a platform for young designers, and a launching point for careers in design. Designers take what they need from technology to share their stories, and don’t need to be engineers to do so. Make Fashion Tech part of your plan! Here you can find options for starting your own workshops, getting access to MakeFashion Edu community, insider content, and applying to have your own MakeFashion Edu Runway! Connect with them in the Maker Camp Community Group.
Kathy Ceceri is a STEAM enrichment educator, homeschooling coach, and the author of more than a dozen books of hands-on learning activities, at-home and in the classroom. She is an award-winning writer, instructional designer, and Maker, with a focus on science, technology, history, and art. Connect with them in the Maker Camp Community Group.
Scrappy Circuits breaks down the many barriers to teaching and learning invention literacy like pre-requisite skills, cost, and access. It is a modular system of bricks built by the learner and sourced from commonly found objects. Binder clips act as terminals for electricity to travel through each brick and can be connected using alligator clips or homemade Scrappy Clips. The first five Scrappy Circuits bricks, known as the Core Bricks, can be constructed for around a dollar out of some office supplies, an LED tea-light, and an imagination. Larger groups can build these for around twenty dollars and each learner will be able to keep their bricks and continue to explore and invent. The learning doesn’t stop there! The Scrappy Circuits journey can continue with many more bricks and projects all made out of common and inexpensive items. Connect with them in the Maker Camp Community Group.
STEM Labs mission is to make the learning of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths fun and accessible for children. They do this so that they are able to harness the power of STEM to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively. They are making sure kids have the confidence and creative tools they need to build a better future. Connect with them in the Maker Camp Community Group.