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Thinkers and Tinkerers Show Off Projects at PDS Maker Faire

Posted on | Laura Glenn


On April 20, PDS was introduced to the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth” at our first ever Maker Faire, a celebration of innovation and creativity. PDS boys were encouraged to embrace the maker movement and make a project at home to showcase on this night. Whether the project involved science, engineering, art, technology, food, games, or crafts, if a boy made it, he was invited to show it off at the Maker Faire!

Over 100 boys accepted the call to participate in the Maker Faire. With a mentor guiding their work, the boys became designers, inventors, and tinkerers. During the event, spectators engaged with the participants to learn more about each individual project. Not only was this a night to view special projects that were already constructed, families attending the event were able to purchase dinner from local food trucks and participate in several activities too. We were excited to invite students from the West TN STEM Hub to lead a water filtration project, and we were also grateful for a local business, The Art Project, for joining our event.

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If you missed out on attending this year’s event, don’t worry! This combination of food trucks, friends, and fun will certainly be featured again next spring. Start thinking now about the projects that are yet to be designed!

Here's a video project Wills Frazer, a 4th-grade student created using stop-motion and Legos:

Tags: STEAM

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