Wikinews attends Maker Faire in Tyler, Texas
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Wikinews attended the sixth annual Mini Maker Faire in Tyler, Texas, United States on Saturday. Similar to a giant science fair, the event featured a variety of science, engineering and technology projects and items.
An array of technologies were on hand including, , and various other physics devices. The owner of the Make Crate subscription service stated her company's products place a strong emphasis on teaching young people about technology and coding. A traditional blacksmith was also on hand displaying metal working techniques.
Numerous Maker Clubs from an array of local schools were on hand, displaying a broad swathe of tech projects. A group of amateur hobbyists diplayed a model of the deck of the aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan with a solenoid device hooked up to launch paper airplanes.
- Parking sign at Discovery Science Place in Tyler, Texas(US).jpg
A parking sign showing the Discover Science Place logo.
- Banner for a Mini Maker Faire.jpg
A banner for the event.
- Large 3D printer from LaTorneau College in Longview, Texas featured at a Mini Maker Faire in Tyler, Texas(US.jpg
A large 3D printer, installed in a portable trailer from LaTorneau College.
- Banner for Make Crate company (based in Austin, Texas).jpg
The Make Crate company's banner.
- Banner for Maker Club at All Saints school in Tyler, Texas(US).jpg
Maker Club for All Saints, a local school in Tyler.
- Bird songs electronic sounds board created by students at All Saints school in Tyler, Texas(US).jpg
An interactive display, featuring bird songs, built by students from All Saints school in Tyler.