This weekend is Maker Faire Atlanta, a gathering and showcase of local and regional inventors, geeks, and makers. Hours Saturday are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon – 5 p.m. For the third year, the event will be held in downtown Decatur on the Decatur High School football field, the Ebster Gym and Courtyard and parking lot, and the park located on Trinity between Commerce and Electric.
As always, I will be giving extra credit to students who attend and complete these requirements:
- Sign in at my booth, #100 (Noctua Designs) in the Wood/Metal zone, in the park area near the corner of Trinity Place & Commerce Drive. Look for the drone racing area — Wood/Metal is between that & Commerce Avenue. I will have my banners hanging on the tent to help you find me. If you can’t find the sign-in sheet while I am busy with a demonstration, feel free to ask my husband or any other helper that may be hanging around in my booth.
- Submit a one to two page writeup of your Maker Faire experience to the iCollege dropbox folder set up for this assignment. This writeup is due by midnight Sunday, October 9. Note that you MUST complete both of these requirements in order to receive credit.
- If you volunteer, stop by my booth while you are wearing your volunteer badge. That’s probably the best way to let me know you did, in fact, volunteer.
Please go to the event website and pre-register (FREE) to help the organizers track the number of attendees. Maker Faire Atlanta is very much a family-friendly event, so if you have children/spouses/significant others, bring them. They are sure to find something to interest them! In fact, the kids of my former students who have attended have had a blast while their parent got that extra credit — it’s a win-win situation.