Interested in Weather Balloons?
Is your child interested in electronics and coding and wants to try sending something into space? Medway Balloon Society is a local Discord group dedicated to building and launching weather balloons to the edge of space to take instrumentation readings, record video footage, and conduct experiments. Building payloads and launching them is an exciting hobby for those who enjoy tinkering with electronics, coding, HAM radio or engineering.
This is not a class, just a collaborative Discord group for families who may like to get involved with making and launching weather balloons. It is intended for students and their families, especially those with existing experience programming for electronics like Arduino or Raspberry Pi or experience with amateur radio (HAM). Adult mentors from the Medway Arduino Club are part of the channel as well. No schedules, no fees, just a place to share progress, motivate, and help each other.
If you are interested in joining as a family email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once approval is given, a Discord invitation will be emailed to you to join the group.
The goal is to launch a balloon in April!
STEAM Thursday Feb 25 at 4pm
Learn how to make perfect circles, triangles and ellipses...
Come in and discover what's here...
Check out the newly created Medway Library Makerspace Facebook Page!
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Marble Runs (don't be fooled by the website's name, girls will enjoy this too!)
Try it with recyclables like paper towel rolls, cereal boxes or anything else you can think of.
Let us know how many you were able to do...
All you need is some paper, markers, colored pencils or crayons.
For added pizzazz, decorate your paper before or after folding
Quick links to some fun creations: