iMake features invention, creativity and resourcefulness
The rapidly growing Maker Movement is comprised of a collection of independent inventors, craftspeople, 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:
- Local Makers: Meet inventive, creative and resourceful makers.
- Eclectic Electrical Experiences: Learn how to build popsicle stick flashlights, motorized sculptures and more.
- Explore 3D Printers: Don’t miss the printers of the future.
- Smart Phone Holograms: Turn your smartphone into a 3D hologram viewer.
- Make Your Own 3D Art: Use different colors to turn your drawings into 3D masterpieces.
- Be a Maker: Try hands-on projects and activities throughout the Museum.
- Roving Robots: Meet amazing roboticists, and check out their latest creations.
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; DFW Makers; Dallas Makerspace Creative Crafts; Dallas Personal Robotics Group; Fort Worth Library; Iron Reign Robotics; The Maker Spot at North Richland Hills Library; Panther Lab-Northwest Branch, Fort Worth Library; PolyPrinter; STEAM Middle School – Burleson ISD and Trinity Valley School.
Visit http://www.fwmsh.org/imake to learn more about the Maker Fest. iMake activities are included with regular exhibit admission.
The Museum was established in 1941 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 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.