Tinker, hack, and invent with HYPE and Mt. Elliott Makerspaces

Detroit Public Library HYPE Makerspace

Photo Courtesy of the Detroit Public Library's HYPE Makerspace

Tomorrow we present the next installment in our Tinker, Hack, Invent Saturdays in Henry Ford Museum. This time Detroit Public Library’s HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) Makerspace and Mt. Elliott Makerspace will be on hand teaching visitors how to solder as well as providing hands-on projects. The joint partnership is no stranger to The Henry Ford. Both HYPE and Mt. Elliott have been involved in Maker Faire Detroit in the past.

We had a chance to ask HYPE Makerspace’s Steve Teeri a few questions about this weekend’s project.

What will you be doing during this week’s Tinker, Hack, Invent, Saturday?
This Saturday we will be demonstrating a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. We will also be experimenting with electronics to make sounds and music. Finally, we will have knitting and papercraft workshops.

What are some of the favorite crafting activities at HYPE Makerspace?
A few of the favorite crafting activities at the HYPE Makerspace are cross-stitching video game characters, and the knitting of scarves and hats.

Mt. Elliott Makerspace

Mt. Elliott Makerspace brought the Fab Lab to first Maker Faire Detroit.

What other projects are you working on these days?
Other projects we are currently working on include Arduino Robots, silk-screen T-shirt making, designing/sewing clothes, and tearing apart donated electronics to see what we can use out of them.

What’s one tool you can’t live without?
The one tool we can’t live without is the soldering iron. We get so much use out of them on electronics workshops. The teens love liquid metal.

What are you looking forward to about Maker Faire Detroit this year?
I’m looking forward to seeing all the new exhibitors and visitors, and getting a whole year’s worth of inspiration in one weekend.

You might also like to read…
The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption
Fab Lab and Mt. Elliott Makerspace with Jeff Sturges

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