Well, I’ve officially joined the DIY electronics community. Last week, I attended my first Maker Faire. It was my city’s first ever, and I was determined to take one of my projects as a booth participant. Nothing like a deadline to get my hind quarters into gear and (kind of) finish a project!
It was fantastic. 10AM to 4PM, steady stream of people. And there were all types, which is what I really love about the Maker community. This isn’t just 20-30 year-old males who live in their parents’ basement.
The vast majority were young children and their parents. There were a good number of adults too: CB radio types, teachers, professionals. I spoke with Joe, the owner of Virtuabotix. He had wonderful advice for improving my TLPA project and how to go about taking it to market.
I spoke with a professor of science who had lots of questions about my interests, as it related to STEM.