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Day 1 of Maker Faire Atlanta

With nearly 200 maker exhibits, Day 1 of Maker Faire Atlanta 2015 was full of hands-on learning and LOTS of fun. With a hurricane in the Atlantic, we were all worried about the weather, but it was a great day in downtown Decatur, and we expect another great day on Sunday!

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We were impressed with the number of maker communities at the event. Makerspaces, hackerspaces, and student groups from local universities were everywhere with some really unique projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nerdy Derby and Power Racing continue to be Maker Faire crowd favorites…

 

 

 

Maker Faire always has a great blend of art and science…

 

 

 

 

 

We brought Makey to Atlanta from Maker Faire Orlando, and spent some time connecting with one of the Maker Faire Atlanta producers, David Sluder.

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And of course had to take a pic with the local dino :)

 

We are excited to return for day two of Maker Faire Atlanta – we will be spending some time at the Drone Racing and with some of our favorite exhibits. See you there!

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Ian is a co-founder of The Maker Effect Foundation, a non-profit group organized to amplify the effects of makers within their communities. The Maker Effect Foundation's programs include Maker Faire Orlando, and MakerFX makerspace in Orlando. Ian is also a board member of Nation of Makers, and a member of FamiLAB, Orlando's Hackerspace.

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