The Mini Maker Faire electrifies the crowd in Tyler on Saturday
POSTED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 8:09pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 11:33am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — It was an invention convention at the Discovery Science Place in Tyler on Saturday. The first ever Mini Maker Faire was held there and drew quite a crowd and plenty of “ooohhs” and “ahhhs” as locals showed off some of their creative inventions.
Solar powered cars, self made 3D projectors, and camera capturing robots were just a few of the Maker Faire features.
Inventors from the University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler ISD, Bullard ISD, The Discovery Science Place and many other local and state organizations are contributing to the Maker Movement .
Phil Lindsey, CEO of the Discovery Science Place explains, " The maker movement is essentially a do-it-yourself movement, it's an expression of creativity often though technology."
One of the main attractions at the Maker Faire was the electrifying performance from a group called "Architect" from Austin, Texas. They showed off their music skills using two tesla coils and amplifiers.
Lindsey says, "Architect, they have been a big proponent of the maker movement, because they made that show themselves, you know anything that allows them to express themselves creatively in this case using high voltage tesla coils as muscial insturments"
The kids seemed to agree that “Architect” stole the show on Saturday.
Lindsey says he anticipates next year’s Maker Faire to be even better than this one.