Every kid should make something and exhibit at Maker Faire!
Maker Faire Bay Area is one of the few events where kids of all ages get to show off their creations to a large audience and get a chance to meet makers, inventors and leaders from all over the globe. And this year it was bigger and better!
For Omkar (a huge fan of Mythbusters), the absolute highlight of the event was meeting Adam Savage!
Happiest kid on earth! @donttrythis Thnx @SherryHuss @makerfaire #MFBA16 pic.twitter.com/OfoALcsR9u
— IoT4Kids (@IoT4Kids) May 22, 2016
The biggest shout out for Omkar’s project came from none other than Massimo Banzi, the co-founder of Arduino, who talked about Omkar and O Watch in his annual State of Arduino address (at 15:30 in this video)!
The best part of Maker Faire is meeting old maker friends and making new ones, not to mention experiencing all the cool exhibits and activities.
Some of the kid makers we came across (there were many others):
- Fillet Gauge Tool by Tuna who came all the way from Turkey and won a ‘Best in Class’ award for his creation.
- Mobile 3D Print Lab by Zach who we met at the NY MF
- Home made 3D printer by Noah
Mark you calendars for the next Maker Faire or similar event near you and encourage+help your child make and exhibit something. It’s just an awesome experience for kids! Nothing quite like Maker Faire Bay Area.
And one more thing…. Omkar got featured in the local newspaper! 🙂 🙂