Chemistry in Your Kitchen!

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This Friday, join us for some fun science experiments you can do from home in Chemistry in Your Kitchen.  Follow along with the New Hampshire Academy of Science to explore the chemistry of some of the everyday objects in your home. Learn to measure pH without an expensive meter or hazardous chemicals. Analyze marker ink so you can conduct your own forensic investigation of who drew all over the bill left on the table. Investigate some of the chemistry behind marshmallow roasting, and learn how to pass hidden messages at your next campfire!

This is a virtual class. This class is free, but registration is required. A link to the online portion will be provided following registration. Suggested age group for this class is grades  6 – 8, but everyone with an interest for fun science is encouraged to sign up! This class will happen Friday, June 12th at 1 PM. Register for this class here.

Beginner Zentangle

Wednesday, June 17th 6 – 8 PM

Zentangle® is a simple-to-learn method to create beautiful art by drawing simple patterns. The process is a mindful and meditative art form that some use to enhance creativity, increase focus, or just to relax. In this class, participants will learn philosophy, method, and approach to creating Zentangle art. Students will put pen to paper and learn to tangle beautiful patterns on small square paper tiles. All materials will be provided by the instructor in class. If you can draw a line and very basic shapes, you can create beautiful work! No artistic experience is required, but artists looking to incorporate something new into their practice are welcome.

Virtual Sumo Bot Competition

Let’s face it – it might be a while before we can return to hand to hand combat – so why not have a robot do your bidding for you? Meet The Sumo Bot, a maniacal battler of brute force and binary. Two bots shall enter the ring, only one will leave victorious. Will it be yours?

Robots can be coded using blockly which is easy-to-use block-based coding or Javascript.  Anyone can enter the competition by creating an account and building code on the site.  We will also be holding coding hang out sessions on May 26th (register here) and June 7th (register here), from 6 – 8 PM. If you are newbie, this is will be a great opportunity to start learning. 

Please register for all events if you plan on attending and/ or participating.

Join us for the bracket – based Virtual Sumo Competition (register here) live on June 21st, following the Nashua Robot Builders Meeting (some point after 7:15 PM, more info here.) By registering you will be able to watch the competition! Virtual prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place..

Share Your Skills With The Community

We are looking to bring more online learning opportunities to the Claremont Makerspace community. Would you like to share your skill or lead a project? Please email to learn how.

What have you been working on? 

Have a cool project that you’ve been working on at home? Please share it with us! Our community is excited to learn about how people are keeping busy and creative during this downtime. Please share pictures and stories with us, by emailing and join us on our online community board.

Be Well & Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team