Greater Hartford Mini-Maker Faire 2018 was an out-of-this world event. And MakerspaceCT had BLAST (literally)!
Volunteers from MakerspaceCT and Stanley Black & Decker hosted enthusiastic young attendees for the Air Rocket Challenge. We had four tables for making the rockets, lined up with kids of all ages and their families helping each other and cheering each other on.
Stanley Black & Decker provided Stanley and DeWalt tools for assembly of the rockets. MakerspaceCT also devoted one table to a 3D printing demonstration.
The awesome dual-temp glue guns made it easy, fast and safe for kids to build their rockets. The low temperature makes using the glue guns very user-friendly for all ages and the bonds are extremely strong
The parents and other adults in attendance were just as engaged as the boys and girls.
You could see the eagerness and joy in the eyes of both kids and adults, as they had the chance to launch their rockets over and over. Everyone went home with smiles on their faces with the rockets they built.
We look forward to participating again next year. Special thanks to CBIA for putting on the event and to Connecticut’s Old State House for providing the perfect venue.
MakerspaceCT is a program of McEIVR, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.