Monday, September 16, 2013

Maker Faire At OMSI

Car covered in colorful yarn.
This weekend we went to the Maker Faire at OMSI. I'm not sure why "faire" is spelled like it is, perhaps to give makers of duct tape trebuchets a bump.

I had to look up what a Maker Faire was and came up with this: ..."An event created by Make magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself mindset".

There were many cool projects on display, but it often took some detective work to figure out what was going on. An industrial supplier of circuit boards showed how his controller could move a small robotic arm, or a club for building astromech droids (R2D2 from Star Wars) cruised their creations through the crowd. 

Although everyone was brilliant in a tech way, most were not adept at interacting with the public. I had to really ask a lot questions. Still, it was worth it as we stumbled upon an organization that teaches kids to make video games.

The daughter had the "can we go now" look on her face for much of the time but this information got her excited.

I would definitely go again, especially now that I've been initiated.

No comments:

Post a Comment