ACU's second annual Maker Fest set for March 30

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ACU’s Maker Lab will host its second annual Maker Fest, a celebration of making and sharing. 

The event will take place March 30 from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. and allows students, faculty and the community to learn more about the Maker Lab through hands-on activities, show and tell, tool demonstrations, maker presentations and a quadcopter challenge.

The quadcopter challenge is a new activity in which participants fly their drones through an obstacle course for an opportunity to win awards and display their designs and skills to the public.

“We wanted to celebrate all kinds of making at ACU where students, faculty and the community could display their projects and the skills they’ve acquired,” said Nil Santana, Maker Lab director.

Free activities include:

- Spin-Art “Make and Take”

- Candle Making “Make and Take”

- Sewing How-To “Make and Take”

- CNC Sharpie Art “Make and Take”

- Bird House Building for ACU Wildlife Society

- T-Shirt Screen Printing (bring your own T-shirt)

- Drone Challenge Course (bring your own drone)

“Besides the show and tell aspect of Maker Fest, we want to engage the public in activities of all kinds,” Santana said. “This will allow them to understand a little bit of the process behind creating and get them excited about making something.”

Admission to Maker Fest is free and the event is open to the public. Guests will have the chance to win door prizes and receive giveaways.

For more information, contact Darren Wilson, Maker Lab coordinator, at darren.wilson@acu.edu

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