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4th Austin Maker Faire this Weekend!

Photo by Jessica Klima
Photo by Jessica Klima

If you are looking for some family fun this weekend, the 4th Austin Maker Faire will be held at the Palmer Events Center, open 10-6 both Saturday and Sunday. As you know, Mathews successfully launched a Maker Movement this past year, and Maker Faire is a great place to learn about Maker programs in education.

This is the most family friendly event held yearly in Austin, where makers, techies, crafters, DIY-ers get together for 2 days of fabulous showcasing of inventions, robots, machines of all kinds. It is a wonderful place to bring your children, meet R2D2 and other fun robots, watch 3D printers in action, learn Arduino basics or RasperryPi projects, make crafts out of repurposed materials… The fun is endless, recommended age is 2-99!

A big bonus for our wonderful teachers: you get in FREE11011071_1111323645561381_9012818305865977796_n
In the words of the organizer, Kami Wilt:

“Maker Faire brings together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of i
credible projects. At Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water but what makes this event special is that all these interesting projects and smart, creative people belong together. They are actively and openly creating a maker culture.In its simplest form, Maker Faire creates conversations with Makers. It is a show-and-tell format for people of all ages that brings out the “kid” in all of us. Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker and connect to people and projects in their local community. Yet, Maker Faire is a “fair” which should be fun and engaging.”

You can check their FB page for a lot of information and videos about the Faire: https://www.facebook.com/austinmakerfaire and their website here: https://austinmakerfaire.com