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Atlanta Maker Faire 2016

SparkMacon Makerspace invited local makers for an amazing road trip to Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur, GA on Oct 1st! Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue to for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. 

In organizing this road trip, I hoped that we could grow community and relationships in our SparkMacon community and inspire new ideas, business concepts, and project based learning experiences.  We had a great time!  In this blog post, I wanted to share a few stories and projects we got to observe.

My little boy enjoyed learning how to cut styrofoam pieces using a hot wire cutter from Geekspace Gwinnet.   Using this tool, makers can cut styrofoam to craft structures for cosplay and other projects.   Geekspace did a great job presenting their work ranging from amazing robots, cosplay, and kids activities.

I really appreciate the team from Geekspace Gwinnet sharing some of their experiences in growing and sustaining their makerspace and community too.    The conversation reminded me of the importance of growing, empowering, and serving our maker community.

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I know that many of our members enjoyed seeing their first drone race.  Drone pilots fly their creations from a first person perspective through a track on a field.  You can see a team named Cyclone FPV running the course here.

 

I want to thank our SparkMacon road trip team on going to this trip with me.  Creativity is always contagious.   I always enjoy sharing Maker Faire with friends and family.    I want to give a special shout out to my brother Francis Rosario and Ronda Teel who helped take pictures to build the video below.  Hope you enjoy it.

 

Make sure to check out the following link to learn more about Atlanta Maker Faire presenters.

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