As they continue to grow their presence in Aberdeen, Create Makerspace is looking forward to their busiest year yet. Returning to their calendar will be two of their most popular events, LEGO League and LEGO League Junior. In these activities, children ages six to 13 build LEGO missions and then program robots to complete them using beginner coding skills. We can also expect to see more classes for adults on Create’s schedule (follow #notjustforkids), including Intro to Fischgaard, a video making and storytelling series that gets aspirant movie makers ready for the Fischgaard film competition in February.
One of Create’s most-anticipated projects is their escape room. They are working to open it on the 5th floor of the Citizen’s Building sometime this year. Board member Matthew Klundt says it will be like a small theme park, with teams working to solve puzzles and find objects. All of the electronics for the escape room are being built in-house. Demonstrations on how these electronics work are a “behind the scenes” component they want to incorporate.
Leading Create are the organization’s first full-time employees, executive director Leslie Barbour and program director Emily Fesler. Both are available to answer questions anytime and welcome input for class ideas. // — Jenny Roth
To stay in the know on new classes and events coming up at Create Makerspace, go to www.createaberdeen.com/register and www.facebook.com/CreateAberdeen, or stop by in person at 202 S. Main Street, 5th Floor.