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Cincinnati Maker Faire

This past Saturday I had a great time presenting my project at the Cincinnati Maker Faire. I redesigned my 555 Whack-a-Mole game from two years ago, adding a laser-cut acrylic case, and held a high-score contest in my little booth.

My booth!

It was a cold day and it rained for most of the morning and into the afternoon, but that did not prevent lots of people from coming to the fair. The most satisfying thing for me was the enthusiastic responses, especially from the kids there. Quite a few kids came back to the booth to play the game again after they left. A few of them even said they wanted to make a game just like that, which really showcased one of the main purposes of the Maker Faire – promoting interest in science and engineering. It was truly fantastic for a first-time event, and now I have another project in mind for next year's Maker Faire. Stay tuned!