Friday, June 1, 2012

Maker Faire

On May 20th we headed to Maker Faire in San Mateo. We attended a Maker Faire in Austin in 2008 and are excited to be able to attend a bigger event annually in the Bay Area. I do not know exactly what to compare Maker Faire to or how to describe the event to truly do it justice. Here is what the website says, "A two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement." It is worth attending a Maker event in your area: http://makerfaire.com/map.html

I enjoyed the crafty area and just seeing all of the different things that people make.

Here are a couple of videos worth watching:
http://fora.tv/2012/05/20/Adam_Savage_of_MythBusters_Why_We_Make
We caught the end of Adam Savage's talk. (Yes, this is about 40 minutes.)
http://www.tested.com/videos/44497-adam-on-the-role-of-making-in-education/
(Ok, this one is only about 5 minutes.)

Alex had fun looking at the robots and playing with robots. His favorite part was playing at the Lego Jeep. I see lots of Legos in our future!





1 comment:

Alison said...

Lots of fun to look forward to with Lego!
Alison xx