Maker Faire Gets Rolling

Maker Faire Gets Rolling

Things are starting to spin up nicely at the fairgrounds, with Education Day playing host to some 1,000 kids from local area schools this morning. The kids got to preview the show, watch demos and performances and discuss projects with 75 makers. They sure looked (and sounded) like they were having a ball.

Of Maker Faire Education Day, Dale Dougherty writes:

Education day fits with Maker Faire’s vision of creating more makers by introducing people of all ages to the practices and possibilities of making – tools, materials, and techniques that can be applied to any project that you can imagine. Making is learning.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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