Maker Faire Atlanta

October 7, 2014 — Leave a comment

In between everything else I had going on this past weekend, I managed a few hours to drop in on Maker Faire Atlanta in Decatur on Saturday to help the Atlanta Hams group teach kids how to build a basic circuit.  The weather was perfect for it and there was quite a crowd of enthusiastic Makers hawking their projects.  I figured I helped at least two-dozen kids (and a few adults) build their very first circuit.

It wasn’t all kids, though.  At one point, I had three very enthralled moms diligently working to build their own blinky while their disinterested kids begged to move on to the next exhibit. 🙂

We selected the Light Sensing Mini Breadboard Blinky which are cheap and easy to build.  At the end of the build, the kids got to take their newly created circuit home with them.  I don’t recall the final number, but I believe we helped around 250 future Makers build this circuit.  I hope many of these kids went home excited about electronics!

Aaron Melton


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