Maker Carnival Chennai is a free-to-attend, community-run event which will be held on Saturday March 10th, 2018 on the American International School Chennai Campus at Taramani. More details can be found at www.aischennai.org/makercarnival/.
Maker Carnival Chennai takes the form of a “Show, Tell, and Do” experience where inventors/makers, sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a fairground atmosphere, and invite the participants to have a go too.
It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the maker movement.
Imagin8ors is proud to partner with American International School Chennai and bring our popular community “making” activity Arcademia to the Maker Carnival!
We welcome all families in Chennai to come and make with us!
Bring back some old school fun to this digital age. Children and parents can recreate old arcade favorites like hook fishing and foosball, or let their imagination run free to create their own arcade games. We use recycled materials as much as possible, and encourage you to bring cardboard or old battery-operated motorized toys to add to the experience.
We tailor our Arcademia experience to children 4-10 years old and parents. Older children and makers will definitely be able to work with the materials and build something more involved or complex.
We have a team of experienced facilitators who will guide you and your child to get started. You can try your hand at any of three activities and springboard off them anytime to build your own games.
Brush Bot Race
Mount tiny motors on snipped-up toothbrushes to design your own Brush Bot. Build race tracks, complete with obstacles and dangers, to simulate races between these autonomous brush bots.
Catapult Slam Dunk
Use everyday materials to come up with a free-standing catapult that launches projectiles into targets marked with points. Teams can design catapults, and challenge each other in a Slam Dunk contest.
In this activity, we use the popular Makey Makey invention kit to make creative controllers for two well-known arcade games: Pacman and Super Mario Bros. The games themselves are written in the Scratch programming language. Game controllers can be improvised using commonly available materials.
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time : 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Venue: American International School Chennai