Full STEAM Ahead! is all about integrating the key components of creativity and curiosity back into today’s STEM initiatives. Without the (A)rts, STEM education lacks the spark of creativity necessary for innovation and ingenuity. We will feature the use of InkScape and the EggBot robot as well as other STEAM projects such as wearable electronics and kid-friendly circuitry lessons.
Storytelling with TEDxHonolulu – Join us as we engage with Mini Maker’s Faire attendees to preserve your stories using StoryCorps and their mission to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
‘Iolani School will be presenting some Student Maker projects.
3D Innovation is involved with product development, 3D printing, and production manufacturing
‘Iobotics is the ‘Iolani School robotics program. Their members are ‘Iolani students in grades 7-12 who compete annually in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) programs. Founded in 2008, they have won several awards for VEX Robotics, FTC, and FRC; most recently, they were one of the 2016 Hawaii FRC Regional Winners and competed at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis. Attendees may be allowed to drive some of the robots on the practice field set up on the 3rd floor.
Fuse your interests in electronics and art and make something that lights up, beeps, spins and turns with littleBits! Imagination and innovation are all that’s required to begin inventing with littleBits. From fashionable blinky hats to dancing robots to incredible chain reaction contraptions inspired by Rube Goldberg — littleBits enables makers, young and old, to prototype and have fun learning about electronics.
The blacksmith returns! See Alex use heat and hammers to transform metal into different shapes. There will also a hands-on activity planned for kids that is safe (no hot metal).
The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is one of our sponsors (more on them later). They just posted a press release about the Honolulu Mini Maker Faire.
One of our sponsors this year, Computational Thinkers will be presenting an booth where students will be challenged to create their own LED light up projects, solve Computational Art challenges, solve Computational Thinking riddles and more
Ross Mukai from Oahu Makerspace, Laura Ulibarri from Maui Makers, and Carl Lozar from Kaua’i Makerspace discuss the Honolulu Mini Maker Faire on ThinkTech Hawaii.