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Google teams up with Maker Faire for the second year of Maker Camp

MakerCamp teams up with Google for second year of summer science camp from home
By: Charles Gantt | Posted: Jul 9, 2013 6:06 am

Google announced today that it has once again teamed up with Maker Faire to produce the second year of its online summer camp called Maker Camp. The online summer camp teaches teens how to build, hack, and explore over a six week period in which Google hosts virtual field trips to NASA, Cern, and Disney Imagineering.




Each day attendees of Maker Camp join counselors on a new project or field trip which utilize Google hangouts to get advice and share their experiences. Teens are able to join from their desktops, mobile devices, and as of this year, visit a local Maker Camp affiliate site, such as a library or hacker space, where they can assemble in person.



Projects include things such as making a tensile strength tower, glowing candy, and potato cannons. At the kickoff event today at San Francisco's Exploratorium, campers raced boats that were built from 2-liter soda bottles which taught them important facts about fluid dynamics and rotor technology. Anyone interested in following along with Maker Camp can visit Source #1 below to join in all the fun.


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