Mini Maker Faire

This weekend was Louisville’s Mini Maker Faire. I volunteered at the event by helping exhibitors set up that morning, and helping here and there throughout the day.

I also helped man the tent for TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky. We were in a giant tent, and shared the space with ARTxFM and Soular Gig, and with Vogt Award Winners Inscope Medical, Sunstrand, TriBlue Engineering, and Stinger Equipment.

Our tables at TALK were focused on the Rad Science Skateboard Build, one of the events from last month’s TechFest. In the event, local high school kids who signed up started with a piece of wood, and by the end of the two day workshop had created their own skateboard that they got to keep. The equipment, supplies, and training for the even came from Jim Martin of Marwood Veneer, and was a fantastic success. We’re working with other local organizations to host a series of Skateboard Build events, probably once a quarter.