On Saturday, Feb. 11th 2017, the CyberCards came to the Southport Mayor’s Maker Faire. We participated in the Maker Faire to spread the message about STEAM in our local Southport community. We showed off our robot along with various awards to get the community engaged with STEAM education.
At the event we offered a wide variety of activities for kids to engage in, each teaching the something about science, engineering, art, or technology.
We set out our minibot to get kids engaged in robotics. They get to feel what controlling an actual robot is like and engage their imaginations on robotics. Some Southport police officers even got in on the fun!
We decided to cater directly to kids’ imaginations with our ‘create a robot’ booth. Kids could use parts that we salvaged from a junkyard to create their own ‘mini-robots.’ Using a hot glue gun, they could glue various parts together to make their own creations. Kids get to keep their creations after they made it.
We set out a Sphero painting activity to show off the cool capabilities of engineering and science. Kids get to make their own custom painting with our Spherobots. Kids were allowed to fuse the awesomeness of robots with the creativity of art.
We hosted a Ozobot booth at the Maker Faire. These cool robots follow lines drawn out by kids. Kids were allowed to draw their own creative paths, and engage their imagination on STEAM.
We also had an activity that teaches kids basic computer science. This activity had kids turn their initials to binary and lets them learn about the inner workings of a computer. We were visited by lots of people including the Mayor of Southport and the Southport police department. The Southport police were especially involved with our activities.