2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Teens

Boston terriers in red ear-flap hats with white beards

Teens can be hard to find gifts for. We have two at home–we know! Never fear. We have some great ideas for you, plus a couple gifts from my own list for the kid at heart. As with our 2018 Holiday Guide for Ages 5 – 11, I look for gifts that help kids attain … Read more 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Teens

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

Classes & Workshops

MKR LAB is gearing up to launch this fall in Northern Westchester. We’re offering a smattering of workshops and classes locally ahead of our launch. Come, see what we’re about! And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know. We’re designing our curriculum this very moment!  Wed. May 16, 4:30 – 5:30. … Read more Classes & Workshops

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.