Haven’t you ever wondered what all the Michigan Maker mentors do while they are not with you? Attend and participate in awesome MakerFests of course! What is a MakerFest? A MakerFest is an event with a ton of different stations where people can around and experiment with the latest technology and create a lot of different technology related things. It’s basically a large scale Michigan Makers. And yesterday in the Michigan Union’s Pendleton Room, the Center for Campus Involvement and the School of Information put on the first-ever MakerFest event!

So what exactly was at this MakerFest event? Activities included:

  • Google Glass
  • 3D Printing
  • Crochet
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Squishy Circuits
  • Legos
  • Snap Circuits
  • 3D Scanning
  • Music Tools
  • Computer & Video Game Archives (XBOX 1)
  • Little Bits(KORG)

As you can see a lot of cool things went on. Everyone was quite excited to test out Google Glass, so many people tried them that the battery died! There was also a station where event goers could learn about the all new Bachelors of Information that UMSI recently launched. Check out some photos below of all the things that were created at yesterdays event!

You can check out an awesome Michigan Daily article here that covers the event! And for more information on the School of Information’s new BSI click here!