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Highlights from Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2015


Making the Faire Accessible to Everyone

IMG_4299 cropChildren’s Museum of Pittsburgh thanks the Pittsburgh Pirates, Westinghouse, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Urban Innovation 21 for their support in helping all members of our community attend Maker Faire Pittsburgh.

Thanks also to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Westinghouse for underwriting the Museum’s ability to extend its Museums for All policy to Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2015 attendees.

In addition to the accessibility accommodations from the Children’s Museum, we were excited to welcome several makers whose projects focus on making experiences accessible to all, including:

Xogo (formerly Haxbox) makes it easy to use all sorts of interfaces — joysticks, buttons, sip-n-puff, etc – to play the latest game consoles, letting you fully customize how you play favorite video games. It allows people with physical disabilities to play alongside abled friends and socialize on an equal footing.

Watch Xogo in action at Maker Faire

Find Some Flow creates inclusive play and play spaces round Pittsburgh in its quest to free play and play for the masses, create engaging examples of the power of play and deliver these experiences to the populations that need them most.  It supports wildly engaging health experiences, challenges perspectives and adapts environments to change what is possible through games, play and the principles that underlie them.

Watch Find Some Flow inclusive games at Maker Faire

Thank You for a Wonderful Faire!

Makers from around the region shared their projects with curious and engaged attendees of all ages for Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2015.  Drones flew, robots activated, dances were improvised, food was cooked by the sun, books bound, electric cars zoomed about, dinosaurs walked and chocolate robots were molded.  Glass, iron, concrete and aluminum was cast and molded – and that’s just a short list of the unique and fun experiences had at the Faire.  Not to mention, a wedding proposal made (and accepted!) and a kitten adopted.

Thank you to all of the makers, attendees, partners, collaborators, volunteers, staff, crew and sponsors for being a part of the Faire!