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Planning a little Sonic Pi this Sunday

Sonic 'Pet' PiI was looking for inspiration for getting started with Sonic Pi and found this quirky compilation by Sarah Angliss. Her Sonic Pi composition features an adorable dog, fascinating music archive from a time when music was printed on cylinders not vinyl and lots of imagination. Take a look. 

Find your own music gems here: The Internet Archive. And more Sonic Pi inspiration from the Sonic Pi: Live and Coding website.

Review of the Year 2014

Looking back on Maker Fun's first year we have delivered 26 events, and over 450 'makes'. Over 430 kids have taken part, joined by over 200 parents! We have hosted our own events at our local village library, supported our local Coderdojos in Manchester and Stockport, and delivered events at Museums.

Our top three activities were: 'Making Dragon Snot and Slime', turning Jitter Bugs into 'Art Bots' and our popular 'Dashing Reindeer and Dancing Angels' with a Frozen make-over, enter Sven and Anna and Elsa. Missed out? Then check out our Maker Fun Recipes and bring Maker Fun home.

Our most memorable event was our first Maker Faire at Newcastle Centre for Life. We hoped others would be interested in our club and were overwhelmed with the positive comments and response.

What's next?

We want to reach double the number of kids and families next year. We would like to launch the Maker Fun Library too!