MakerMakers participated in a 3 day STEM mentor event at TechShop St. Louis this week. MakerMakers’ founder Craig Caesar facilitated the three day session at TechShop St. Louis mentoring 5th graders from St. Louis Public Schools’ Farragut Elementary school.
So what do lizards have to do with electronics and promoting STEM topics? Well the brilliance of M.C. Escher of course! As the penultimate divider of the plane, Escher used graphic design and the math behind it to change the way we look at the world around us. Isn't that what we want to encourage in our kids nudging them toward success in STEM related jobs?
I wanted some really cool tables to display the bambino kits on for the Murmuration festival in St. Louis. I couldn't find what I wanted so, as is my recent custom, I made it! At the festival people were much more interested in the tables than the bambinos so I made several extra for the next event. I also had an idea for the waste areas of my cuts and started pasting M.C. Escher inspired lizards in the material that would otherwise head to the landfill. At the next event, people were more interested in the lizards so...
We were early to the party at TechShop. I signed up as soon as memberships became available mid this year. I also signed up for the first class the day TechShop opened and learned to use the Universal Laser Systems laser cutter. The rest as they say is history! One month later I had designed tables for the Murmuration Festival, and TWO booths.
MakerMakers was featured as one of two spotlight companies at this morning's MVF breakfast along with cloud based drone management startup AirZaar. It was a timely appearance because Chris Ruzicka with TechShop was the speaker and he presented on TechShop's future as part of the St. Louis Cortex Innovation Community. He painted an exciting picture of the Maker movement in general and specifically here in St.
Hello, my name is Evgeniy, and I’m from beautiful city St. Petersburg, Russia. I moved to the United States when I was 13 years old to play hockey. I had to attend to the American school that was challenging for me because I didn’t know the language well. I only knew a few phrases, but I observed a lot of differences between Russian and American school.
Hello everyone! My name is Hannah and I’m currently a high school senior. My passions have always revolved around science and math, just how there is one right answer, how you can apply one idea to many concepts to solve a problem. You know, I see problems every day, math problems, friend problems, family problems.
Welcome to MakerMakers. I founded this site on April 1st 2016 and am excited to introduce the idea of MakerMakers to you. My mission is to educate, and assist educators with reaching, students with an affinity for STEM related disciplines. These disciplines include; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.