Showcasing awesome stuff people are making on the web.

MakeThingsDoStuff - the UK’s Full Time MakerParty Scene!

Make Things Do Stuff is a campaign to inspire young people aged between 13 and 18 to make things in the digital world. It aims to help them to look beyond being a consumer and instead to create things, understand why things happen and to take ownership of it for themselves.

The campaign offers support, advice, resources and tools that are ideal for use in schools and at home, whether it’s a lesson, after-school club or competition. There’s something for everyone, whatever level they (or you) are at – and it’s all designed to nurture understanding and enjoyment through practical experience.

You can find things to Make and Do here:
http://makethingsdostuff.co.uk

And here’s a look at some photos of the cool stuff we did this year:
  • (1) Roundhouse: Webmaking Workshop (10 Nov) was a day-long workshop with 10 young people using Popcorn Maker to create an action-oriented, promotional website.
  • (2,3) MadLab / Coder Dojo (13 Oct)  Code Club, MadLab, Coder  Dojo, Raspberry Pi, and Webmaker ran impromptu “office hours” style workshops in a huge warehouse for about 50 young people aged 8+
  • (4,5,6) Wired Next Generation (19 Oct) WIRED magazine’s youth-focused event of the year. Webmaker and Freeformers teamed up to run a workshop on “How to Make Your Own Sci-Fi Movie” using Popcorn Maker.
  • (7,8,9) MozFest Maker Party! (25 - 27 Oct)  A fantastic Maker Party with over 17 orgs from Hive New York, Hive Chicago, Hive Toronto, Hive India, Hive Indonesia, Make Things Do Stuff, and  other partners.
What happens when a team of journalists takes the open source code for Popcorn Maker and builds a tool that helps them break the boundaries of traditional storytelling? Check it out - it’s another great MozFest Effect: BBG KettleCorn.

What happens when a team of journalists takes the open source code for Popcorn Maker and builds a tool that helps them break the boundaries of traditional storytelling?

Check it out - it’s another great MozFest Effect: BBG KettleCorn.

Speaking of old-becomes-new again, here’s the updated version of our 'How To Use Popcorn Maker' Tutorial.

A meta moment for Popcorn Maker at the Mauritius #makerparty

A meta moment for Popcorn Maker at the Mauritius #makerparty

We really enjoyed @neauxreelidea’s ruminations on Tarantino, ‘revenge porn’ and a nicely handled comparison of Django Unchained & Inglourious Basterds.


Enjoy it, Remix it or make your own awesome project at Webmaker.org

Meet Amy Burvall, a true beliver in the power of humor and music, sharing, and transparency. Better yet, take a look at her touching and beautifully-composed introduction video about Hawaii, obstacles and costume celebrations using Popcorn Maker.

Remix this project, or make your own introduction to the world from scratch at Webmaker.org.

BlackGirlsCode is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more.”


Webmaker is a major fan of Kimberly Bryant and her amazing work in empowering girls of color to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.

Find out more about her work by watching her Popcorn make above.

(Inspired? Make your own Popcorn Maker project at webmaker.org)

From this year’s Open(Art) Fellows, an ingenious gif-based moving image Make to the tune of “Another One Bites the Dust”

Check it out, Remix it or make your own awesome project at Webmaker.org

Webmaker Ollie's 'Self Atomizing Machine' (or: 'Looking at the internet ON the internet')

Hackers 4Eva! Check it out, Remix it or make your own awesome project at Webmaker.org

Everybody’s talkin’ ‘bout his Tight Pants.
Seriously. Tight. Pants.

We owe this hilarious ode to the classic Will Ferrell-Jimmy Fallon tight pants split to webmaker Pkittle.

Check it out, Remix it or make your own awesome project at Webmaker.org

Have you heard about Firefox Flicks?

Firefox Flicks is looking for videos that tell the story of how having access to the Web through a mobile device can change the way you see the world and how you function within it.

There’s only two week’s left to make & enter a short video to the competition (cash prizes!), but you can enjoy all the entries submitted to the gallery right now.

If making movies from scratch seems a bit advanced, why not try remixing videos with different types of web content like gifs, flickr galleries, twitter streams, audio clips and more? You can do that too, with Popcorn Maker.

Try it out now:
https://popcorn.webmaker.org/editor

Visit Firefox Flicks and enjoy the creative, inspiring and often hilarious projects created by Firefox fans around the world:
https://firefoxflicks.mozilla.org/en-US/video

Our own Kathryn Meisner, director of Hive Toronto, says hello.

Check it out, Remix it or make your own awesome project at Webmaker.org


(We love the movie theme, but she’s clearly more like Watts. Rad to the core.)

Watch New Beginnings - a beautifully made Popcorn Maker mini-film about ‘The Dancer of The Strand’, a woman rebuilding her life from a dark phase.

Scène d’Horreur, a video of the Quebec oil train disaster, by Dunja, age 14.

Breaking news at last weekend’s 'Talk Back to the News' Popcorn Maker Party for youth.

Read more at Webmaker.org

Swapjack the sound to change the meaning
Have you ever noticed how much audio can affect a story?  With the right music, even the most boring footage can seem dramatic. Add the sound of crickets after a joke, and suddenly the whole room feels awkward.
Using Popcorn Maker, it’s easy to remix and add new meaning to just about anything. Here’s how: Try the project:https://webmaker.org/en-US/projects/change-sound
about this project:
Level: Beginner
Topic: Audio, Internet culture, Memes, Viral, video
Skills: Remix, Video

Swapjack the sound to change the meaning

Have you ever noticed how much audio can affect a story?

With the right music, even the most boring footage can seem dramatic. Add the sound of crickets after a joke, and suddenly the whole room feels awkward.

Using Popcorn Maker, it’s easy to remix and add new meaning to just about anything. Here’s how:

Try the project:
https://webmaker.org/en-US/projects/change-sound


about this project:

  • Level: Beginner
  • Topic: Audio, Internet culture, Memes, Viral, video
  • Skills: Remix, Video