Only iPhone photos today, but lots of news to report! I spent yesterday printing the second layer of the Urbana-Champaign Mini Maker Faire posters that our sponsor The Living Letter Press designed. Thanks for Molly & John, we have 100 of these beauties drying as I type. Which is a good thing, because the maker energy is heating up around town. This weekend is the annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois and kids of all ages are learning anything and everything about what engineers do.
This morning I stopped by the high school Rube Goldberg Machine contest to see my students’ machine. I’m not sure what simple task their machine accomplishes, but it involved liquid nitrogen and popping balloons. Here you can see one of the mad scientists with a marshmallow frozen in liquid nitrogen. It tastes surprisingly like a marshmallow.
There is still time for you to submit your project to the Urbana-Champaign Mini Maker Faire. We are waiting to hear from you!