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mfny educationday 11 Students descend on Maker Faires Education Day

Members of the Austin Bike Zoo demonstrate their butterfly bike.

Before Maker Faire starts tomorrow in New York, K-12 students got a chance to see some of the exhibits before the masses descend on the New York Hall of Science.

“We want to make sure kids get here even if their parents don’t,” said MAKE founder Dale Dougherty.

At Education Day kids got to play with 3D modeling, make a marshmallow shooter, manipulate robots, build geometric designs, and eat pancakes from the Lego Pancake Bot, a 3D printer made from Legos that “prints” out pancake batter onto a griddle.

The students were at ease with all the technology.

“They figure it out very quickly,” said Karen Howard, community marketing manager with Autodesk and Instructables. “They’re better with the software than me sometimes.”

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Stett Holbrook

Stett is a senior editor at MAKE with abiding interest in food and drink, bicycles, woodworking, and environmentally sound human enterprises. He is the father of two young makers.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

Contact Stett with tips and story ideas on:

*Sustainable/green design
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