Courses

Small classes emphasizing project-based learning, creativity and problem solving for students in grades K-12 and adults. At MKR LAB we specialize in creating engaging project-based classes for a range of age groups and learners. The following is a sample of some of the classes we have offered. While we currently are only teaching at Workspace … Read more Courses

LED PomPom Crowns

Glowing Pompom Crown Workshop

No power, no problem! The lights may be out, but this crew is glowing with LED headgear they made. After tornados passed through Westchester and left most of our town without power, but the kids were good to proceed so we quickly secured a couple more battery-powered hot glue guns and had a great time … Read more LED PomPom Crowns

Scary Clown, Hacked Halloween Decoration

Scary Clown was an old broken Halloween decoration, not so scary. Until Clark teamed up with our 8-year old to hack it. They installed a Raspberry Pi where his heart would be, added ultrasonic sensors so it could detect when someone was near, motors to move its arms and head, installed AlexaPi, giving it all the functionality of Alexa (yes, Scary Clown can tell you the weather). But it still wasn’t scary enough. So they gave him a German accent and programmed some terrifying lines. We don’t really dislike small children, but it sure is disturbing when Scary Clown says he does! This project is more involved than our intro class, but shares many of the same elements. This naughty clown was programmed in Python.