Showcase Participates in Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

Tminimakerfairehe Atomic Object Technology Showcase located in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) participated in the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire which was held August 20-21, 2016. The Maker Faire was held at the the Grand Rapids Public Museum  and the John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering on the downtown campus of GVSU.

What is the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire?

“Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new.  Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and educational installations.”

Learn more about the Maker Faire

The showcase brought a variety of innovative #EdTech gadgets that included the following:

Look for us at next year’s Maker Faire, or stop by the showcase for a visit at GVSU!

Here are a few fun photos from this year’s event with Paul Wilson and Thomas Jackson, who are student Emerging Technology Specialists in the showcase!

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