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The Most Fun In The World Is Making Stuff!

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The Most Fun in the World is Making Stuff TG

Recently I went to a wonderful Mini-Maker Faire called STEAM Fest in Boulder, Colorado. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The emphasis was on making things, ranging from high-tech robots to low-tech cardboard boxes. There were a number of kids at this event that had autism; however, they had a great time cutting up large cardboard boxes and making forts. To safely cut the heavy corrugated cardboard, a mini-saw was made from a halved hacksaw blade and a duct tape handle. This creative tool was much safer than a knife and still sawed the cardboard effectively.

Many of the high-tech robotics activities involved computers, but the kids were more interested in making the physical robot do something. The STEAM Fest even had booths for doing simple, fun stuff like cutting paper snowflakes and making things from popsicle sticks, string, glue and tape


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