Education Day: I think it was ourselves who need to be educated! We had fun, talked to a LOT of kids, but weren't really prepared to educate about the solar generator adequately.
Kids come in waves: Students from classrooms all over the Bay Area experienced a special day at the Maker Faire. Kids came in small and large groups, but were pretty orderly and well-behaved.
What we learned: Kids LOVE anything that shoots flames -- like the Crucible flame truck here -- blows up, makes noise, plays loud music, looks totally wacky, shoots up in the air (like rockets), shoots across the compound or lights up. If you do two or more of the above, you're GOLDEN.
We found out Friday night that we were accepted as a featured exhibitor at this year's Maker Faire, and may be able to provide power for some part of the event. We're excited about that! Stay tuned for more news about what we'll being doing there. Last year there were about 90,000 people in San Mateo for the original Bay Area event. More this year? Come join in the fun and find out! For more info and to purchase tickets for this amazing event, click here: Maker Faire.