Health Insurance

Dear fellow New Yorkers struggling with health insurance: The NY specific web page is nystateofheatlh.ny.gov It is much more user-friendly than healthcare.gov.  There is one confusing section: In the “current insurance” section it asks for your carrier and policy number – but not all carriers are available on their drop-down list.  If you cannot find…

Experiments for the week

The cold, dry air wreaks havoc on my skin, so I decided to experiment with my own skin treatment.  The balm I made is a chapstick consistency which melts to a liquid at body temp.  Absorbs slowly but leaves skin feeling soft for hours. Recipe In a foil-lined pot over medium heat, melt: 1 oz…

Makery Pop Up Week a smash

People loved the pop up!  Both in the Lower East Side location and Harlem.  See pics here! Harlem featured  an interactive sound and light installation, balloon music, mini draw-bot, and more. I had a lot of fun teaching paper circuits with Hsing, introducing kids to the Makey Makey with Jon, manning the Open House days,…

Electronic Pop-Ups

We have a pop-up card at our pop-up maker space!  It is a clever interactive piece designed by Hsing Wei and fabricated by Filipa Tomaz. I learned many tricks for working with cardboard and copper tape while debugging our prototype. 1.  How to solder onto copper tape. Tip: Use every option to keep your component…