Last weekend’s Mini-Maker Faire in Evanston was a hit. This first-year effort went well and I can’t wait for next year’s bigger and better event.
As I mentioned, I organized the volunteers at the MAKE booth. I’m pretty sure I found the best group ever. Brian, Joan, Angela, Kathryn and Lauren were cheerful, interesting and helpful, too. In fact, I so enjoyed talking with them and the folks who visited our booth that I didn’t walk around as much as I’d expected. Uh, our table was longer than expected, too.
And of course, a highlight for many, the culmination of the Midwest Power Wheels racing series. These vehicles are built by teams at hackerspaces around the country using kids’ power wheels cars. The electric vehicles are hacked at a cost of up to $500 to be race-ready. Good times!
A big thank you to the City of Evanston and the Chicago’s Pumping Station: One hackerspace for launching what I hope will be a fabulous annual event!