“Maker Camp” virtual summer camp is now open

 Maker Camp opened today at MAKE Google+:

Maker Camp (from Google+ and MAKE Magazine) is back for the third annual six-week virtual summer camp for quirky tinkering, building and fun STEM projects. Everyday at 11am PT/2pm ET until August 15, millions of folks (especially teenagers!) around the world will hang out live on Maker Camp’s Google+ page for 30 DIY projects (think building glowing bikesstroboscopes, and taking field trips to NASA, Lego and Cartoon Network studios).

This afternoon we’ll be kicking off with a field trip to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Campers will go behind the scenes to check out the James Webb Space Telescope being assembled live! Afterward, campers will learn how to build milk jug rocket launchers and soda bottle rocket LED fireworks.

Campers can log in to the MAKE Google+ and follow along with that day’s project, ask questions and engage with members of the MAKE community. Also check out the official Maker Camp website for all the details on our kickoff week.

Update: Here is a video of today’s session: Maker Camp: Blasting Off with Buzz Aldrin and NASA