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Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Preview the amazing Makers, inspiring projects, and leading presenters who will be at the event.Source: Maker Faire | Meet the Makers – Maker Faire

The Walsh Makerspace is now open in a 7,200-acre neighborhood in west Fort Worth, bringing 21st-century technology and tools to its residents and to the public. The 2,000-square-foot makerspace includes a woodshop, computer design software and 3D printers, a laser cutter, robotics lab, and an electronics lab. It also features kid-friendly methods to create and learn with their hands, including a giant Lego Wall and Makey Makey Invention Kit, according to a Walsh release. Source: Walsh Makerspace Opens in West Fort Worth Neighborhood » Dallas Innovates

Wonderful Idea Co. has been hosting computational tinkering workshops where learners use recycled materials to build arduino powered dancing robots. The idea of building dancing robots evolved out of computational tinkering and #LEGOtinkering experiments that we tried while working with the Tinkering Studio and Lego Foundation. This prompt encourages more collaboration than competition and allows participants to define their own version of success.Read about these workshops at: Computational Tinkering Three Ways — Wonderful Idea Co.

The 20117 Virginia Train Collectors Show was held in the makerspace Saturday, November 11th. Model trains and toys from the past century were on display along with train layout displays in several gauges. Youth in K-3 STEM classes and afterschool makers spent Friday creating a 1/24 scale G gauge train layout for the show. Kids got hands on with train related maker activities, as well as driving the trains.

Ashand Train Day on the tracks in downtown Ashland, Virginia on November 4, 2017. Train Day is an event for the whole family with music, games, model trains, children’s train rides, railroad related vendors, and displays. Crowds lined both sides of the tracks as passenger and freight trains rolled through all day.

The history of computers starts with industrial and governmental needs, which led to huge machines and eventually the Internet, mobile phones and gaming systems.See the timeline of computer history at: Computer History Timeline

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