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

 

Long Beach Sea Base Open House

Join us at the Sea Base Saturday October 18th!

The Long Beach BSA

& Learning for Life Unit 1010

invites you to join the

First Annual

Trick-Or-Treat & Pumpkin Count

at the

Sea Base Open House!

Long Beach Sea Base, 5875 E. Appian Way, 90803

(In Naples Under the 2nd Street Bridge)

Saturday, October 18th, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

  1. (Bring a Sack Lunch or $$ for BBQ Lunch)

We’re rolling out the orange carpet… for you!

Earn Your Tricks and Treats and Count Pumpkins… While You…

Participate in Lots of cool activities for Kids and Parents!

Boys and Girls All Ages Invited, especially Grades K-12!

  • International Ham Radio Conference
  • International Language Specific Internet Chat
  • Learn the Origin of the Term Scuttlebutt (Then see what the Sea Scouts do with it!)
  • Join a Club! What’s Your Interest?

 

Search and Rescue . Law Enforcement . Old #9 (Fire Boat)

Animal Control . Sea Scouts

Introducing: Club Ten (1010)

Career . Entrepreneurship . Costumes

Toys . Games Design . Video Games . Crafting . LEGO

Long Beach LEGO User Group

Engineering Club (starts 2015)

Shared Science

Robotics Society of Southern California

International Club (starts 2015)

Academic Languages and Learning

Great Educational Experiences

  1. But Wait… THERE’S MORE! (See other side for other special activities)

  2. LEGO ROUNDUP

Scour Your Attic and Garage

and

FREE THE MINIFIGS!

  1. The Long Beach LEGO User Group is helping non profit groups (CALB, Shared Science, Long Beach BSA) in Long Beach gather LEGO for their outreach programs. Rescue your LEGO to play with new kids! Bring your used LEGO for a chance to win a special Astronaut minifig!

 

  1. And While You’re At It…

  2. We’re sewing and costuming!

  3. Hammering and drilling!

  4. Cutting and Sawing!

  5. Bring Fabric and Trim, Hand Tools, Art & Craft Supplies

HELP US WITH THIS FUN EVENT!

#1/ Volunteer! Email or call Trish Tsoiasue (562)-225-9589 HandmadePenguin@yahoo.com

#2/ Got prizes for the Raffle and end-of-hunt table? Drop off Tuesday/Thursday/Friday or bring them to the base when you come!