Site Visit at ‘Iolani

The Honolulu Mini Maker Faire Planning Committee and a group of Makers visited ‘Iolani School yesterday to see the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership.  As in the past, ‘Iolani is very accommodating and next week’s event will be fantastic.

The first floor will have three drone groups.  The drone races will be held on the baseball field.  Drone demos will be on the grassy field next to the Sullivan center.  The blacksmith will be returning and having a live demo as well as a kid-friendly hands-on activity that teaches the basics of blacksmithing techniques using clay instead of hot steel.  Want to grow your own food but don’t have the space, next to the blacksmith is Urban Farmers with a tabletop aquaponics system, worm composting in a jar, an vertical grow tower.  ‘Iolani’s FIRST robotics team, ‘Iobotics, will be demonstrating their competition robot in their robotics workshop space.  The soldering class will be in the back area but there are only a few spaces left so if you want to participate, sign up soon!

The third floor of the Sullivan Center will have a variety of Makers.  School organizations, professional companies, small groups, and individuals will be there to share their knowledge and passion.  Want to build but don’t have the room, the equipment, or the specialized knowledge?  Five Makerspaces from around the state will be represented.

The fourth floor is dedicated to the hands-on activities.  Build your own bristlebot, play with a fruit controlled electric drum, see Lego creations and try making your own, play with hand made wooden toys, and more.  Also the Raspberry Pi class will be held on the 4th floor.  As of right now, there are only 3 more spaces for that so make sure you sign up.

The Honolulu Mini Maker Faire will be at the Sullivan Center at ‘Iolani School on May 9th from 12 pm to 5 pm.

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