Were you awe-inspired this weekend with all the maker events? What a weekend to be inspired! There was much to adventure at WhimsyCon as the event provided an opportunity for artists to show their craft at creating costumes in an inclusive world where steam rules and everyone is equal. The diversity of making that is required in cosplay can be daunting but the results are so fulfilling. Thank you Shiny Garden for hosting and providing this opportunity to inspire and entertaining us!
At STEAMFest there was making for all ages, food trucks and combat robots. There was much to do as each booth had activities for participants and kept many busy with their hands and their mind full of discovery. No telling what ideas they have inspired, even in the youngest of participants. Thank you Maker Bolder for pulling all the fabulous organizations together with making activities!
With talk of diversifying content, providing opportunities for young makers from schools and reaching even more individuals in Colorado to inspire making, the Maker Faire Global Summit was a collaboration of ideas. It was a worldwide summit done virtually such that resources and ideas could be shared across the US and further as it reached as far as Asia. Maker Faire Denver and the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire will both be held in October, so get your creations ready and look for more announcements later this year on programs. Thank you to Making Progress and Library 21c for working towards planning great events for our maker community this October!
With 14 spots available to fill to move forward to nationals and 40 teams eager to show their stuff, the Colorado VEX IQ Tournament this weekend was alot of fun for middle school, elementary and blended teams. Teams were able to perform and fill spots in various areas such as Teamwork, Robot Skills, Excellence, Judges Pick, Design, STEM Research Project, Amaze and Think Awards. Thank you to Action Works for all your hardwork to provide this opportunity for VEX teams in Colorado and the team coaches for their mentoring throughout the year!
Did you attend a maker event in your area this weekend? There was alot going on in northeast Colorado to show your making or be inspired by the making! We would like to hear what is going on in your local community.
If your organization has a maker event, program or opportunity to share, please feel free to register an account online at the Colorado Maker Hub. You can submit your event and opportunities to the community. We will be drafting an Organization Member and General Member directory soon to help the community connect. The best part…For 2018 we are waiving any membership fees and are looking into fundraising channels. Register now to be a part of the community.