As a technologist that writes about setting rules for technology limits with kids, I am always on the lookout for events and activities that inspire invention and creativity.
The Maker Faire is one of those events that will inspire kids and adults to show their creative side. It will be at the San Mateo County Events Center, CA Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm. Here is a link for more information.
The Maker Faire About Page explains: “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.” It is a fascinating event that we look forward to each year!
I was thrilled to receive an email that gave me the opportunity to offer a (flash) GIVEAWAY for three families to win tickets for their family to attend the Maker Faire this weekend. Maximum of 5 tickets per family.
Update: Winners of tickets were randomly choosen -Sabz Moscon, Lizz Porter and Sandy Gram.
TO ENTER – PLEASE FILL OUT THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM BELOW. *FLASH CONTEST* Contest ends 5/17 at 8pm winners will be notified by 10pm.
I am also excited to see the latest electric car from Toyota (RAV4 EV) will be at the Maker Faire. We hope to convert our cars to electric as we replace them moving forward. Here is the press release information about the new Toyota RAV4 EV:
“The new Toyota RAV4 EV, the latest electric car from Toyota only sold in California; it’s a family-friendly car that’s piquing the interest of environmentally-conscious Californians. Attendees also have the exclusive opportunity to ask questions directly to people who helped develop the new electric car at Toyota.
Some of the activities in Toyota’s area will include:
· Explore the RAV4 EV and speak with Executive Program Manager Sheldon Brown
· Participate in the bicycle-powered slot car track (photo below)!
· “Recharge” at The Maker Lounge with wi-fi and power outlets”
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I am receiving complimentary tickets to the event for hosting this giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own.