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Maker Faire needs volunteers

Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and also being held in Detroit and New York, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the World’s Largest DIY Festival, this two-day family friendly Faire has something for everyone – a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker mindset.

Last year’s World Maker Faire NYC was described as carnival sideshow meets science fair, with robots, engineers, rockets, computer geekery and body paint. Imagine, you can get all that for FREE by volunteering. Just four hours gets you a day pass, eight hours gets you in for the weekend. You may come for the Life-Sized Mousetrap or to learn to make a piñata, but you’ll stay for Russell, the electric giraffe and the 3D printer village. You can learn about all your volunteering options here and register here. Any other questions? Email Midwood Science students who volunteer will, of course, receive extra credit. Contact Mr. Elert if you have any questions about Maker Faire in the Research class.

Some of my photos from the 2010 Maker Faire …

Kelvin’s thunderstorm Directions 3D printers
Chariot races chaotic ring launcher

Some of my (YouTube) videos from the 2010 Maker Faire …

Axe Grinder Jet Ponies