Maker Faire 2016 Was a Blast!

Maker Faire was a time to play and learn.  We got the weekend off to a joyful start with a Faire field trip for school groups on Remake Learning Education Friday.  Thank you to Remake Learning for its support, all of the students and educators who attended, and the makers who ran workshops and set up their booths early to show everyone their amazing projects.

Over the beautiful weekend, makers and attendees (and basically anyone who got near the Faire!) demonstrated, shared, played, learned and became more inspired with every encounter.  We walked amongst Storm Troopers, monsters and people from other worlds – even a roaming Dalek. Drones flew, realities were altered,  race cars crashed, dancers and painters made art together, chocolate Makeys were molded, theater improvised, planes soared, robots wowed – and that’s just a short list of the unique experiences had at the Faire.

It takes a community of amazing people to pull off a Maker Faire and this event was no exception.  Top of the list is Maker Faire Director Kayce Dewey, and Chad Elish of Faire co-producer HackPittsburgh for their long hours and hard work.  A standing O for all of the makers who spent the weekend sharing and playing and learning with attendees. We are grateful for the support of all our wonderful Sponsors.  The Faire ran smoothly on account of the incredible Faire staff led by Greg, Allie and Casey, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh staff and the many fabulous volunteers.

As this Faire goes in the books, we know many people are planning, designing and tweaking their next maker project as a result of what they learned and saw this past weekend.

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