Community Watch: Houston Mini-Maker Faire

On Jan. 19th, I had the chance to attend and participate in Houston’s first annual Mini-Maker Faire.  I brought 8 students, 3 fellow teachers (or maybe Ms. J brought me), a woodworking bench, my traveling chest of hand tools and a whole lot of salvaged pine.

Maker Faire brings together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water but what makes this event special is that all these interesting projects and smart, creative people belong together. They are actively and openly creating a maker culture. ~ www.makerfairehouston.com

What did we do?  We built small try squares.  Nothing very fancy, just some tools for the shop.  Our students used miter box and pull saw, wood glue, clamps, coping saw, hand drill and brace (with bits and drivers) in their work.

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You can check out what they wrote about us at: http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/29/houston-mini-maker-faire-2013/

Make it safe & keep the rubber side down.