Kids of all stripes are having a really fun time learning and making their own creations at Make: Play Day. Michael Shiloh is sort of in charge, but the whole system is wonderfully self regulating. There are a couple of different areas, disassembling technojunk, building projects with the aid of a crew of dedicated and curious volunteers and building with a bit of benevolent supervision in the Hot Area with soldering irons and glue guns. The stuff from the disassembly area migrates between the other areas, and people combine parts from printers, computers and other devices to create the things of their imaginings. On Education Day, groups of school kids started a marble run, which has evolved throughout the weekend.

When Maker Faire is done, all of the material will go off for proper Ewaste recycling.


Making things is the best way to learn about our world.

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