7 Fun, Cheap, & Easy DIY Projects for Labor Day Weekend

Vocademy is closed for the Labor Day Weekend, but we don’t want to leave you high and dry without projects to build. Here are a few fun projects from MAKEZINE.COM to work on that should be relatively easy for most people to build at home.

SELF-FILLING PET WATER BOWL
Fulfill the need to make things AND keep your furry buddies happy and hydrated!

























RAIN CHAINS
Directs rain into desired places such as moisture-needy plants or a rain bucket. Make it this weekend with high hopes that the rain will come to Southern California this winter!


















BAKING SODA & VINEGAR CANNON
Because… why not?!
Kaaaa-BOOOOM!











IRONBOUND BOOKCASE
One of the more time & labor heavy projects on the list, but the expensive look for the cheap price tag make it worthwhile.













DEEP FRIED TEQUILA SHOTS
It’s a holiday weekend, so why not mix booze and baked goods into one bite?















GOLDEN SNITCH CUPCAKES
Family-friendly AND geek-friendly baking project.


























DUCT TAPE DOUBLE
Make a mannequin of your own body to make costumes and clothes tailored to fit you.

What have you been making? Show-and-Tell at our Open House!

15 year old Vocademy member, Alex, cut her own skateboard deck then used the Full Spectrum laser cutter to engrave her own design work into the deck. Laser Cutting and Engraving classes are this Friday, August 29th.


 TUESDAY, AUG. 26th


Do-It-Together Tuesday (free community event) @ 6PM

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27th

Introduction to Machine Shop (FREE) @ 5:30PM

Manual Lathe Set-Up & Parts @ 6:30PM

THURSDAY, AUG. 28th

Manual Lathe Hands-On

FRIDAY, AUG. 29th

Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving (FREE) @ 5:30PM

Laser Cutting Basics @ 6:30PM

Make a Cutting Board (Woodshop) @ 6:30PM

Vocademy will be closed from August 30th – September 1st, for the Labor Day weekend.

Call for Makers NOW OPEN!


WE NEED YOU!

CALL FOR MAKERS NOW OPEN!

“Maker Faire is interactive and educational in all kinds of ways. Maker Faire is not a passive sit-down experience; it’s a hands-on experience that you grab hold of. From simple conversations and detailed explanations to amazing do-it-yourself demonstrations, Maker Faire is all about participation and sharing. Many Makers develop exhibits with hands-on activities. Others bring unusual objects that we don’t see everyday.

Maker Faire rewards curiosity. We get to learn how things work, and why. We get to try new things and understand that we can expand our own capabilities. We consider the process of making as important as the perfect, finished product. Sharing the process with others creates new opportunities for learning.”  Courtesy of Maker Media, Inc.

 

We know that Southern California has some extraordinary makers. If you, or someone you know, has made or in the process of making, any of the cool things below, please sign up to amaze, amuse and surprise us! This includes individuals (like you), companies, clubs and/or organizations: 

  • Comic arts / anime
  • Steampunk / diesel punk
  • Kit planes / Kit cars
  • LEGO Users Groups
  • Robotics / Drones
  • Fabric Arts / Leathercraft
  • Costumes / Cosplay
  • Prop Making / Sets
  • 3D Printing & Scanning
  • Welded projects / Fabrication
  • Industrial Arts
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Composting, recycling
  • Gardening / Aquaponics
  • Model Making / Scratchbuilding
  • Musical instrument making
  • Programming / Coding
  • DIY Science & Experiments
  • Bicycle groups / Custom bikes
  • Art cars, Tiny homes / RVs
  • Race cars, off road cars
  • Young Makers groups
  • Sewing & textiles
  • Woodworking
  • Prepping / Survival Skills
  • Paper airplane making
  • Science workshops
  • School Engineering clubs
  • and ?????
CALL FOR MAKERS CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 19th
REGISTER NOW!

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