Clubs

 

Spring Game Design Club members creating and playtesting K & Leo’s math game by writing the math problems,  then advancing along game path by answering each others’ questions.

Spring Game Design Club members creating and playtesting K & Leo’s math game by writing the math problems,
then advancing along game path by answering each others’ questions.

Game Design Club  [Production & Publishing] — during Fall ’15 this club is meeting every Tuesdays 4-6pm (9/15-11/17) to produce and publish our first Makersville Game Compendium for Christmas ’15 sale and giftgiving.

Our clubs generally meet twice monthly.

Sewing Club

Minecraft Modders Club  Prerequisite: Introduction to Java Programming with Minecraft

International Club Entrepreneurship Club

Long Beach LEGO User Group at the Long Beach Touch A Truck Event

Kids and construction vehicles go together like chocolate and peanut butter.

At the Long Beach Touch A Truck event, on May 16, 2015, there were over 50 trucks being displayed, and 5 LEGO(r) trucks.

The Long Beach LEGO User Group had the Unimog, two Logging Trucks, a Dump/Container truck, a flatbed truck and more!  Enjoy the photos and videos…

Next stop, Diggerland, USA!

 

 

Kids everywhere!

Another typical day at the Long Beach Sea Base Club Ten space.

We were trying out what we found is a maximum configuration for the downstairs area!

Game design in the computer room, Knitting in the main hall and kids having loud fun with contraptions in the main hall.  (way too much competition for the sound space in the main hall!)

The best part of the day was when little E came by to share a graphic book that he created using the Story Visualizer.  It was so very sweet!

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A Typical Club Ten Day?

It seems that some days there are so many things going on in our space at the same time.

Today seems to have outdone them all.

John Willauer was taking inventory of the electronics goodies for the program he will build.  His very loving and patient wife accompanied him.

Morio Murase was running an Intro to Programming class.

Michelle Liu was there to prep for her High Functioning Autism Social Skills Family Support LEGO Play Group.

Leo was there to share with Sharon Moore and discuss what projects could be done for the Digital 3D club that we are working on for the summer… especially how we could integrate LEGO(r) minifigs into the effort.

James Banks was there to share with us, talk about LDraw, EV3, events, competitions, including the upcoming International Children’s Day…!

Lovely, lovely photos to follow!

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P2S: A Most Awesome Take Your Child to Work Day!

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Sometimes, I wish I was a child again. Then maybe my Dad would take me to work with him.  I guess I should say that I did sometimes go to my father’s office at the General Hospital in San Fernando, Trinidad. Dad was an Anaestheologist. Anesthetist, as we say here in the U.S. We would check his mail. I don’t remember being very excited by the fancy environment, probably because it wasn’t. We didn’t do any rounds or other patient visits. Just the mail and the office.

Today, the P2S Engineering group visited the Club Ten Makerspace at the Sea Base as a day out for the kids.

Thermofax, LEGO Raffles for awesome Mixels, door prizes (literally-we gave away LEGO doors), EV3 Robotics play, the 3D Printer and my favorite… Walking Creatures.

I’ll spend some time sharing about the Walking Robots activity, because Morio Murase has taken it to way beyond what I did. He designed a mechanism, we kitted 27 kits, and he modeled it in LDraw. We’re thinking this is so awesome, we should kit it and share it on Etsy (doesn’t everyone think this at some time?)  We all agreed that it was a good thing that I spend so much time shopping on Bricklink, the LEGO Education website and, of course, LEGO.com.  We had enough parts for all the kits we were trying to make!

Here are some photos from this most awesome event! If you are interested in scheduling your own event at one of the Club Ten locations, please contact info@makersville.net!

The Definitive List of Special Days of the Year

This year I named a day.  I did this because I wanted to see if I could start something on a global scale.  It worked! My day was a Global Day of LEGO(r) Brick Fan Play Day.  The date was April 2nd, 2015.  2×4 Day. 4/2/2015, or 2/4/2015 depending upon which way you look at it.  Rumania, Peru, Paris and Long Beach, CA participated.  (I am a co-founder of the Long Beach LEGO User Group).

So I decided to put together a list of special days that work best for me.  This will be an ongoing list, that I assemble.  Enjoy!

January

1    New Years’ Day

20 Penguin Awareness Day

 

February

14    Valentines Day

 

March

March 14, Pi Day

April

National Robotics Week and month

April 2nd, 2×4 Day, a Global Day of LEGO(R) Brick Play

April 2nd, Autism Day

April 22nd, Earth Day

April 25th, World Penguin Day

Last Saturday in April, Children’s Day (Act of Congress)

Last week in April, Children’s week (Act of Congress)

May

May 4th – May the Fourth be with you (Star Wars)

May 5th – Cinco de Mayo

Mother’s Day

June

Father’s Day

July

National Ice Cream Month (President Reagan)

3rd Sunday National Ice Cream Day (President Reagan)

4    Independence Day

August

September

October

November

December

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas Day

26 Boxing Day

31 New Years Eve

 

2×4 Day 2015

Our Global Day of LEGO(r) Play as celebrated here in Long Beach for the first time!

The Long Beach LEGO User Group celebrated 2×4 Day on April 2nd, 2015 at the Long Beach Sea Base.

It was attended by a few folks from our community.  Great fun was had by all!

I am attaching a link to the photos from the event (on our facebook page).

2×4 Day 2015

Sewing Little Houses

This Winter, several of our 3rd graders made fairy houses.  Just in time, because the fairies that had been made over Christmas break were quite cold!  This is an awesome pattern.DSC01062 DSC01063 DSC00093 DSC00094 DSC00095 DSC00096 DSC00097 DSC00098