Make: Day at Minnesota Museum of Science

Make: Day at Minnesota Museum of Science

Richard Hudson, Executive Producer of Make: Television at Twin Cities Public Television, sent me this photo of the show’s host John Park gathering a crowd at today’s Make: Day festival in St. Paul, MN. TPT and the Museum of Science in Minnesota organized the day at the museum in St. Paul. One of the makers featured is the circuit-bending artist Tim Kaiser, who also appears in one of the profiles in Make: Television.


10 thoughts on “Make: Day at Minnesota Museum of Science

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am sure Make is well represented with John and Tim….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for bringing Make:Day to Minnesota!

  3. JF says:

    Thanks Make People! The family and I had a great time at MAKE: day. I’m very curious how many visitors to the museum were there today for the MAKE exhibits. Sounded like quite a few.

    Great smoke rings, and great to learn about some of the local efforts supporting makers.

    Better than a high school hockey tournament!

  4. Colin says:

    Cool- I’m in that picture!

    I had great fun at the event, and was very happy to see such a turn out. I also saw tons of little kids having fun, which was great to see. Inspiring the next generation of makers!

    More MAKE events in Minnesota!

  5. John Park says:

    It was an incredible, fun event. And I’d like to point out that the adorable kid in that photo is the one whose mom emailed a while back to tell me that I’m his hero! He was awesome; we got a chance to talk about robots, and he brought pictures of his personal maker workshop to show me!! Totally made my day. I don’t know what Making will look like in the future, but I’m pretty sure this little guy will be part of it.

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DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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