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January 27th - The First Maker Night of 2016!

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Did you miss Mouse's last Maker Night? Don't worry! Another one is happening on Wednesday, Jan. 27th from 4-6 pm!

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. Meet experts, learn new skills and take something home you made! This is the perfect place to try code, building circuits or 3D design for the first time!

Join us! All experience levels welcome.

See photos from previous Maker Nights to get inspired!
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This month's Maker Night is Wednesday, Jan. 27th.

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 Info:

WHEN: Wednesday Jan 27, 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!

No materials or experience necessary. FREE Pizza included!

Hey Middle School Teachers, do you want to bring students? Contact alex@mouse.org or maggie@mouse.org.

Congratulations Go Back in Twine Winners!

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For November, we asked you to create a Choose Your Own Adventure story in Twine about a day in your life you’d like to live again. We got a ton of stories from all over the country filled with suspense, drama and life lessons learned! Thank you to everyone who submitted a Twine story!

Our Grand Prize

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Earning the MicroProject Winner Badge and a $60 gift card to Best Buy for their squad is City-Wide Test. Or a catastrophe, depending on which path you take by Alli21Gator from Cybotic Knights in Brooklyn, New York. We really loved the mixture of fact and fiction in this post to create an interesting story with many different paths to choose from. It takes a while to reach the "real" end of this story which shows how much thought and effort went into each path. Congratulations to Alli21Gator and Cybotic Knights!

Check out "City-Wide Test. Or a catastrophe, depending on which path you take" here.

Our First Runner Up

Our first runner up, receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module is the squad at P.S. 139 in Rego Park. We received 15 projects from this awesome squad! There's so much that we enjoyed in these submissions, from the immersive images of The Cave and The Hand to Bully Trouble's meaningful subject matter and call to action. You all dove right into this project and your posts show creativity, compassion and a knack for storytelling. Thanks for submitting so many great projects P.S 139!

See The Cave and The Hand and Bully Trouble's.

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Our Second Runner Up

Our second Runner Up (also receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module) is jesuslizard385 from Pine Hollow Mouse Squad 2015-2016 in California. This story has personality, humor, depth, and a way with words that makes for an entertaining experience. You definitely won't regret trying this out.

Try "You May Regret This" here.

Honorable Mentions

There were so many great projects this month we wish we had more prizes to give away! We would like to share these honorable mentions:

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Shout out for Wins!

It's never too late to award Wins to your favorite MicroProject entries! Give wins for creativity, technical know-how or inspiration. This month we'd like to shout out lori826 for giving a great creativity win. lori826, you may have already guessed, but we think you are a Winner with a capital W!

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When you see someone make a cool MicroProject submission, let them know that they did a great job by giving them a win! You can always go back and give wins to old projects.

Thank you to Coordinators and students who participated and submitted so many awesome avatars! Next month is time to use your favorite sampling software to create an instrumental holiday song! Beat Blizzard!.

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