Middle School Group Participates In Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire
Middle School of Plainville Technology Education faculty member Kim Coyle and a group of eighth grade students participated in the first annual Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire on October 3rd at Tunxis Community College. Coyle and students manned a "hands-on" booth entitled "MSP launches 3D Design with Project Ignite!" where they shared how they use Autodesk's Project Ignite, Tinkercad and 123D Circuits to invent, innovate, and create new objects through 3D design and printing.
According to the event website, the Mini Maker Faire was a family-friendly celebration of invention and creativity and was open to people of all ages who are interested in creating, making, building, innovating, tinkering, hacking, engineering, designing or connecting. Maker Faires serve as hands-on events that showcase projects other makers have worked on, while sharing new forms of innovation and experimentation across a range of disciplines. Projects showcased at the event include Engineering, Robotics, 3-D printing, Arduinos and other microprocessors, student projects, custom tools, science demonstrations, and more.
"The Maker Faire event was outstanding! Our students demonstrated their knowledge, enthusiasm and excitement regarding 3D printing and design in talking to and sharing information with attendees throughout the day. They were engaged, confident, personable and outgoing, resulting in a wonderful and rich teaching and learning experience for all," said Coyle.
-Posted on October 14, 2015 at 02:34 PM
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