Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekend Adventures: Maker Faire!

Happy Birthday (one day late) to my favorite 3 year old niece Aubrey!!

On Sunday after church we attended our first Maker Faire!  I was totally overwhelmed by the amount of people and amazing creations / tech represented.  Anything tech you can think of - it was there!  Some of our favorite things were: meeting up with our friends Gabe and Zoe, the steam-punk solar system model, seeing R2-D2 (he was actually rolling around and beeping - we couldn't fine anyone controlling him!!), all the 3D printers, watching "The Game of Drones" and Zac's friend, Ken, fly his drone.
Another neat thing was at the NASA booth we met the gal who is running the Future Engineer's program.  They have a competition for kids ages 5-18 to design a container that the astronauts can print on their 3D printer and use on the ISS.  I discovered this program earlier this week and Keanan wanted to do it so we signed up.  It was awesome to talk to the actual person that is running the competition!  All kids ages 5-18 can sign up and there are cool prizes! http://www.futureengineers.org/ 

Other things from the weekend:  Keanan finished the soccer season with his team the Silver Sharks!  They had a fun jamboree on Saturday:


Whew!  A busy weekend!  We are excited to have no plans for Memorial Day weekend, although it is the 1 year anniversary of our move here.  Crazy to think that it's been a year already.  God has done amazing things!

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