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Houston Maker Faire

The last weekend in October, BakerRipley’s Fab Lab Houston attended the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – the Houston Maker Faire at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

The family friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness allows people who love learning to share what they can make. From engineers and artists to scientists and crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show off hobbies, experiments, and projects. It also provided us a venue to promote our Fab Lab and network with local makers.

BakerRipley set up a booth highlighting the soon-to-open Fab Lab Houston. With the support of 17 Chevron volunteers, families were able to explore STEM concepts through two of the hands-on workshops that will be offered in the Fab Lab.

Volunteers helped visitors experiment with circuits as they constructed a paper circuit helicopter and attempted to build the tallest tower out of dowel rods and rubber bands. A ninth grader successfully built the tallest tower on Sunday when his tower reached more than 18 feet tall.

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