Make Summer Camp Conclusion

Today marks the end of the Make Summer Camp Challenge.

The goal was to produce ten things between June 21 and September 21.  How did I do?

  1. Paintings — I didn’t finish ALL the paintings that I started, but I finished five of them.  These will be going in my art show during the month of November at Klekolo World Coffee.  The rest will be finished between now and the end of October; and you can see them in their finished state when they get installed for the exhibit.
  2. Coptic Stitch Book: Esther K. Smith’s Bookbinding tutorial book, How to Make Books
  3. Hungarian Map-Fold book — I’m doing a version of this now, with my students; they’re producing map-folds to paste into their Latin textbooks. So far we’ve put in a map of the Roman empire in 40 BC, and a map of the empire in about 117 AD, and a map of Italia in about 50 AD.
  4. Red Tunic
  5. Wooden Box
  6. Thursday Maps 1, 2
  7. Linen Bag
  8. Origami
  9. Long Stitch Book
  10. Book Boxes
  11. Python Computer Programs — This is new enough that I can’t really put it up yet, but I’ve been writing small computer programs using the work of Al Sweigart, on writing code-making and code-breaking programs, and building some basic games, and learning some automation techniques.  I can’t really say that I’m a Python programmer yet, but I’ve definitely made progress in understanding how programming languages work, and in particular how this language works.

I feel as though I succeeded with the challenge.  I made a lot of things that I hadn’t made before, and I’m getting use out of them, which is good.

How did you all do?

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  1. […] Consider this roller coaster for marbles, made out of paper (from  A group of my students have assembled it from template PDFs, printed onto colored cardstock, and then cut out and shaped with tape and finagling.  Three start points dump marbles through loops, around spirals and curves, into funnels and down “plinko boards” into folded origami boxes of the masu type.  (I learned how to make those as part of my Make Summer Camp project.) […]

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