Record crowd at the 10th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire

Student Makers from Wildwood show off their balsa wood bridge designs

Over 1,500 attendees joined in the fun at the 10th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire this past Sunday at Piedmont High School. Billed as a celebration of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (S.T.E.A.M.) education for the Piedmont community and beyond, students engaged in hands-on building at the Faire.  Some examples include the ever popular Nerdy Derby where you can design a race car and race it down the track, pressurized air rockets where you can launch rockets high into the air, or Maker River where you can design a raft to float down a lazy river, and many more.

Organized by Piedmont Makers, the event showcased more than 80 projects featuring the S.T.E.A.M. creativity, passion, and effort of over 200 Makers in our community.  Many of these projects are created by Piedmont students from Wildwood Elementary, Havens Elementary, Beach Elementary, Piedmont Middle School, Millennium High School, and Piedmont High School.

Musical guests included the Piedmont High School Jazz Combo.  Food options included delicious lunch options from Chef Robert Dorsey, French baked goods from Grimaud Bakeshop, Boba Tea from Tea on Piedmont, and Saturday Sourdough bread.

All photos courtesy of Piedmont Makers

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