Written on: June 9th, 2015 in Archives
*Guest post by Jessi Taylor, edited by Brad J. Glassco
On Saturday May 16th, the Dover Public Library hosted the “STEM Makerfest” and Barrel of Makers was invited. While there, we manned a booth and taught classes. Our goal was to empower people of all ages to try new things, no previous experience necessary. Greg Cheng taught Intro to Arduino, which is an open source hardware and coding environment which can be used to make almost anything. I taught an Introduction to Scratch class, which teaches the basics of computer programming to all ages.
At our booth, we showed off all the cool things we make and showed everyone that, they too, can make really awesome things. We also showed off, and let everyone play with, our award winning drawbots that were made with a group of high school aged kids as part of the Odyssey of the Mind program. All of us had a great time meeting other makers and STEM specialists from all over Delaware.