Everything we use in today’s society was once invented. Kent State University gave some of the newest technology a spotlight at the Mini Maker’s Faire on Thursday. TV2’s Kim Anderson has the story.
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The Kent State Mini Maker Faire took place on Thursday in the library and showcased the work from several departments in the university as well as craftspeople from the surrounding area. Defined as the “greatest show and tell on Earth” the original Makers Faire took place in California and have recently been gaining popularity as the D.I.Y. (do it yourself) movement has also become popular. These faires give people the chance to show what they’ve made.
For students from the Fashion school, the Maker Faire was a perfect opportunity to showcase technology from both the TechStyles lab and also from the school itself, including a 3D Body Scanner to eliminate those awkward fittings. Bonatesta said “It’s just a really cool opportunity for students” and thinks that more people should come and check out the technology.
“It’s a really cool opportunity for students to use and it’s a really cool experimentation.”
Events like these Makers Faires don’t only show off technology but also bring a unique experience to campus, mixing students and community together in an idea rich environment.
Zachary Mikrut is the Marketing and Events Manager for Blackstone Launchpad, and was also one of the organizers of the event. He said that “having everyone in one space was cool to see” and he also hopes that the Faire inspired other people to get involved both in creating things and learning, and with opportunities at Kent State.
As the concept of Maker Faires become more popular, there is no limit for what is possible. For more information, the official Maker Faire website is included in the links on this page.