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A Mini Maker Fair

A Mini Maker Fair

This week I went to a Mini Maker Fair at one of the local universities. I went representing my Guild with my friend Elizabeth.  there were some their guilds there but also lots of interesting science.  There was R2D2. They were using him to talk bout robots.

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There was a 3D printer, making some parts for something. I think it could make a cool spindle.

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This one they were have in the computer make picture using pointillism. they seemed to be writing it as it went.

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There was wood burning, print making and violin making.

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And a fun one, Banana Piano. the size of the banana didn’t matter. They had hopped that they could line them up smallest to biggest but no luck. You play by tapping the bananas.

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An now Us.

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This is Elizabeth at her riged heddle loom and me teaching some kids show to make tube beads.

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The beads are easy and fast to make. Just wrap some wool around 5 pencils, wet and roll in you hands. As it shrinks you remove pencils until you are down to the last one. When it’s tight around the last one, that’s it you have  bead. The kids like it because its a bit noisy too with the pencils clacking away. Well it wasn’t just the kids. We had lots of adults wanting to make them too.

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Do you know any other fast easy ways to demonstrate wet felting?




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