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Come to Maker Night on September 30th, 4-6 PM

Maker Night is Back! 9/30

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Mouse Maker Night is coming up on Wednesday, September 30th from 4-6 pm!

In conjunction with the White House Climate Game Jam we're giving our first Maker Night of the year a green theme. At Maker Night we’ll be making games, coding, 3D printing, and building things with an environmental twist in a creative and collaborative makerspace.

Mouse’s monthly Maker Night brings together high school aged and professional coders, crafters, 3D designers, whiteboard artists, gamers, and makers and more from all over NYC

Join us! All experience levels welcome.

See photos from last year’s Maker Nights to get inspired!
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Maker Night is Wednesday, September 30th

Mouse Maker Nights are FREE for all NYC high school students, so bring your friends, brothers, sisters, cousins, frenemies, classmates, teammates, and more! Just make sure you RSVP.

At a Mouse Maker Night you will

  • Make something awesome!
  • Eat free pizza!
  • Meet cool people who also like to make things!

Maker Night:

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 30th, from 4-6pm.
WHERE: Mouse Headquarters: 55 Broad Street, 16th floor, in Downtown Manhattan.
WHO: Mouse Maker Nights are open to all NYC high school students! However, space is limited, so you have to...
RSVP: Sign up today!
WHAT ELSE? No materials or experience necessary. FREE Pizza included!
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Kick off Your Year in Mouse Squad at Maker Faire 2015!

Welcome back to school, NYC Mouse Squads! At Mouse we know it can be hard getting back to school after those long summer months, but coming up on September 26 is our favorite way to get pumped for a new school year: Maker Faire!!!!

This year's NYC Maker Faire will feature HUNDREDS of exhibits in over 80 categories, from aeronautics to fashion to photography and more!

Maker Faire is a showcase for all things D.I.Y. ("Do It Yourself"), from solar powered cars to code to robots to arts and crafts and so much more! Mouse is proud to say that for the fourth year Mouse Design League students will be showing their assistive technology projects in the Young Makers Tent (if you were at Emoti-Con, you already got to check out these projects!). So, come show your Mouse peers some love at this awesome event, too!

Watch a video about this year's Maker Faire here.

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Mouse Squad Maker Faire Registration is closed.

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What is Maker Faire, and why should you come?

MAKE is not only a quarterly, project-based magazine, it's also a physical event series called "Maker Faire" a very popular website, a book series, a Maker SHED, a television show - but most of all, it's a community of Makers who share their projects and skills. MAKE is what-you-MAKE-it. It's a growing DIY movement of people who look at things a little differently and who just might spark the next generation of scientists, engineers and makers.

So what does this have to do with your Mouse Squad?

  • Get ideas for the Mouse Squad D.I.Y. Competition!
  • Kick off your Mouse Squad year by plugging into the greater Mouse Squad community!
  • Get inspiration for developing your own Garage Robotics project, GreenTECH project, or Serious Game!
  • Teachers, network with other Mouse Squad Coordinators and share best practices!
  • Hear about great updates to Mouse Squad's 2015-2016 programming!

To attend Maker Faire, your school must re-register for Mouse Squad!

To re-register, you must:

  • Confirm with Jeremy that your school is re-registering for the 2014-15 school year, and share any updates to your school's contact information.
  • Submit a purchase order for the membership fee--you can pay over FAMIS using your school's NYSSL budget. Mouse is currently a sole source vendor to the DOE, and you must contact Jeremy for an invoice for your school.

Please contact Jeremy (jeremy@mouse.org or 646-574-6446) if you have any questions or need additional details to re-register.

The September MicroProject: Avatar Activist!

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WELCOME BACK, Mouse SQUAD!

Start your year with this quick MicroProject challenge!

Your avatar is a visual representation of you on the internet. It could be a cartoon version of you, it could be a picture of something else that represents you! On mousesquad.org, it's that little picture that shows up on your profile page. Your avatar is a chance to show people your interests and values! If you don't have an avatar it's time to make one. If you do, it's time to upgrade it! Your challenge is to create an avatar that represents who you are and what you think is important!

Click here to get started!

Mouse Squad is a program of Mouse. 55 Broad Street, 16th Floor, NY, NY 10004 646-574-6446, help@mousesquad.org