Photos | Maker Faire showcases STEAM projects

Julie Reichle

Beach 4th graders help teach kids how to make robots out of toothbrush heads at the Boogy Bots table.

The ninth annual Piedmont Maker Faire took place on Sunday, drawing families to Piedmont High School to check out 80 STEAM-related projects from over 200 community members. Hands-on activities set up around the high school campus delighted, engaged, and educated young students and their parents.

Piedmont Makers President Dave Ragones said the event drew about 1,500 attendees. “We had so many fun hands-on making activities like River Raft Run, Air Rockets, and Nerdy Derby. We had fantastic music from the 8th grade Jazz Combo and our beat-boxing cellist Cello Joe,” Ragones said. “We had many enthusiastic student makers from Beach Elementary, Havens Elementary, Wildwood Elementary, Piedmont Middle School, and Piedmont High School showing off their projects. Thanks to all the students and community who came out to enjoy a very special day. Thank you to our Faire organizers Lara Oliver and Regina O’Connor and all the contributions of the Piedmont Makers board,” he said. “I came away inspired and hopefully many of the young makers did too.”

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