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May 25th, 2016

SVEC Maker Faire Booth with Laser Cutter & IR Thermography

May 20-22 was Maker Faire Bay Area - the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Volunteers at the SVEC booth demonstrated IR thermography and a laser cutter making wood airplane toys. Volunteers at SVEC booth got a day pass to Maker Faire and our undying gratitude!

Many thanks to Kevin Gregerson providing use of the laser  cutter and James Hungerford for loaning the FLIR camera to us to demonstrate infrared thermography.

Our booth was Project 54970. SVEC Maker Faire

“Learn to Solder” Booth volunteers

Thanks to other volunteers that helped teach others how to solder. Working for a shift as an instructor in the Learn to Solder booth was one of the most popular activities at the Faire. They received entry to Maker Faire plus some additional perks. As a helper in the Learn to Solder booth, they assisted attendees in soldering their own pin from a kit. It’s very basic and didn’t need much or any experience in soldering. The most important requirements are patience and comfort teaching people of all ages.