iMake features invention, creativity and resourcefulness
The rapidly growing Maker Movement is comprised of a collection of independent inventors, crafts people, tinkerers and technology buffs who like to create things. The Museum, which has long been at the forefront of hands-on learning, is happy to again host the iMake event and to share DIY ideas with guests.
iMake will incorporate both high-tech and low-tech hands-on activities throughout the Museum. Here are just a few of the experiences planned:
- Meet Local Makers: Check out amazing project created by inventive resourceful Makers.
- Check out fun, hands-on activities from Mouser Electronics, including the Lights Out LED blocks game, Scratch-based coding on a Raspberry Pi, a sensor light board and more.
- Explore 3D Printers: Find out what these cutting edge printers are capable of making.
- Roving Robots: Meet amazing roboticists and examine their latest creations.
- Upcycled Musical Instruments: Build your own musical instruments with recycled materials.
- Take Apart, Make a Part: Break apart interesting electronics and then use the parts to make something new.
- Be a Maker: Try hands-on projects and activities throughout the Museum.
Join internationally acclaimed chalk artist, David Zinn, to learn to unleash your own creative genius through chalk in a special iMake workshop. Ticket purchase is required for this imagination-filled workshop. Learn more here.
Click here to learn more about the iMake: Maker Fest. iMake activities are included with regular exhibit admission.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s iMake: Maker Fest is sponsored by Mouser Electronics.
Additional volunteer and education support is provided by Mouser Electronics, Cannon Elementary School-Grapevine Colleyville ISD, Dallas Personal Robotics Group, DFW Makers, DFW Scrollers, Lumyn Immersive Media, The Maker Spot at North Richland Hills Library, Members from the North Texas Squad-501st Legion, Panther Lab-Northwest Branch, Fort Worth Library, PolyPrinter, STEAM Middle School – Burleson ISD, Texicon Games Weekend, Trinity Valley School.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.