|Makers in Makerspace|
|More Makers in Makerspace|
It was great to see a few kids there too. You never know what will fire a kid's imagination. You never know that taking a typewriter apart at age 8 leads to a career in technical writing :-) Anyway, I am coming more and more to believe that mixing age groups -- kids with teens with twenty-somethings with "grownups" with "elders"-- is going to be vital to keeping American innovation strong.
|Crowd Listening to Diana|
|Makers and Movers and Shakers Listening to Diana|
Last night's key takeaways from Diana and the excellent guest speakers:
- It's not just about the space and the equipment it's about the community
- Connection between clothing creation and math and science -- shapes, materials and engineering.
- You can learn math and science by doing stuff, touching stuff.
- You can make clothes out of kombucha! How cool is that?