This past Saturday, The Makerspace joined the East Side Peoples’ Festival at Genesis Lutheran Church. The East Side Peoples Festival is an event where various East Side people and organizations gather to share their work, ideas, and passion for their community. It was a fun day packed with demos, examples, and lots of wonderful people interested in learning about the Makerspace and getting involved.
We had many of our alternative energy “toys” on display, and some of the more curious youngsters began building their own wind turbines without any instruction! A particularly bright fella discovered that if he attached his turbine to the bike generator, he could create a refreshing breeze to cool himself off as he pedals! Sadly, the bike generator proved to be a bit much for the wee turbine, and we eventually burnt it out entirely. A worthy sacrifice!