All Hands Active is a massive collaboration of makers who brought a creative free-for-all to Maker Faire Detroit. They called it Wreck Lab, and it was just that. Kids got to tear apart all sorts of junked technology to learn more about how things work. Tons of children who came by the booth donned safety goggles, listened to some great beats, and went to town breaking stuff! When the Wreck Lab ran out of their weekend’s worth of supplies in the first 3 hours, they didn’t falter. Instead a quick thinking team member sent his mother on a junk run!
Oh, and there was a giant graffiti cardboard castle too! I gave AHA an Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon, and they in turn gave me their highest honors, a Red and Black Typewriter Ribbon!