Read this article by Dale Dougherty, Founder of MAKE Magazine and creator of Maker Faire at Maker Media in San Francisco, in Medium.com, September 17, 2017.
If you have a DIY skill, artistry, hacked system or crazy invention that you want to show off and teach people about, we want you as a part of Maker Faire Pittsburgh! This all-ages weekend is like a futuristic county fair, featuring DIY science and technology, unique handmade crafts, educational demonstrations, large-scale collaborations, and singular performances all from young, old, established, emerging, student and veteran “makers.”
Last year, almost 10,000 people rode a spirograph scooter, slipped on some “Iron Man” armature, played the steel drums, made yarn with Kool-Aid, stepped into the Tardis, played giant Jenga, learned circus arts and soldered an LED pin. And that’s just scratching the surface. This year’s Maker Faire will be even more creative and fantastic!
“…kids who attend Maker Faires may be inspired to become tomorrow’s scientists, engineers, programmers and more…Although the Maker Faire delights people of all ages, it’s the kids who show the greatest enthusiasm and joy as they go from booth to booth. What makes the Maker Faire so unique is that it presents technology in a hands-on way, with less focus on the math and science behind what’s happening. And while Maker Faire events certainly attract plenty of boys, I see more girls — and a more diverse crowd in general — every year, a good sign for technology’s future.”