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South Bay Young Makers - Open Make@ The Tech on 2/16 - Important Details!

posted Feb 15, 2013, 9:59 AM by Lendy Dunaway
South Bay Young Makers!

Our next Open Make is almost here!  It's this Saturday (February 16th from 10-3) at The Tech Museum of Innovation.  Please read this email for details about the day and check:

If you are receiving this email, then you are registered for Young Makers.  If you know of others who need to register still,  they can do so at: participants are asked to sign a participation agreement stating they will be actively involved in the program.  If you have not signed one yet, we'll have some available Saturday at check-in.

When you arrive on Saturday, come in the main entrance of The Tech and tell the folks at the desk you are with Young Makers and give them your name. You'll then be given tickets to enter the museum.  Remember, on Open Make days each Young Maker gets into the museum for free along with 1 adult mentor.  Additional family members can get into the museum for the group rate.

During our hands-on workshops from 10-12, there will be plenty of rocket-building & flying machine making for all the YM's, but please also note, that unlike last month, the Meet-the-Makers talks are now first-come, first-served. Seating is very limited in the Studio, so you should definitely line up early to secure a seat. We'll start letting people in line into the talks at 12:15.

After our Meet the Maker talks, you'll check in again at a designated table downstairs near The Tech Studio.  Check in for the plussing sessions will start at about 1:30.  Here you will receive your Young Makers lanyard and official name badge as well as a hard cover Maker notebook for all your ideas and drawings. While lanyards and names badges will be given to registered kids and adult mentors, only kids will receive the Maker notebook.  The official name badge will also serve as your entrance ticket to future Open Make sessions and entrance to Maker Faire.

Plussing sessions run from 2-3 p.m. are an opportunity to share your in-progress work with other project teams. Be sure to bring as much of your work so far as possible. Lists of project ideas, sketches, early prototypes, etc., are all appropriate. Be prepared to answer questions like: what is your project idea, how did you come up with it, what materials will be required, what do you expect will be the most difficult or challenging part, etc.  We'd like everyone to participate in the plussing session. Don't worry if you don't have a lot to show yet --- that's normal.  Also, if you are not connected with a specific club, you can do that during the session.

Finally, parking/direction info to The Tech can be found at:

I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.  If you have questions, you can email at the address below,

Rick Schertle
Young Makers South Bay Regional Coordinator