Milwaukee Makerspace brought electric vehicles and floats to Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s South Shore Frolics parade.
Milwaukee Makerspace member David Overbeck has loved Milwaukee’s South Shore Frolics Parade since he was a kid, and with the help of other makers, he led a group build of a 9 foot tall “Old Milwaukee Makerspace” beer can to appear in the parade. Jason Gessner also took the lead in building two giant Arduinos which we attached to a vehicle platform. He piloted this through the parade while founders Royce and Tom drove their well-known Power Wheels and the rest of us marched along blasting some tunes, giving out candy, and handing out flyers promoting the makerspace.
[Thanks to Pete Prodoehl for the use of his images.]