Maker Faire 2013
I never considered the engineering involved to translate a lean into a set of turning wheels, but here they explained it in full and demonstrated it well with a transparent skateboard.
A"How to Ollie" display. Note the instuctions to "do it a few thousand times".
My kids tried it, but it wasn't a skill they could master in an hour.
Luckily some visitors were happy to demonstrate for them.
This bench had a special effect.
But the batteries were dead. This note was better than any electronic effect!
The Maker Faire had many more activities and lessons for kids this year.
I believe this was part of a Young Maker's Display, illustrating how to engineer a windmill that could perform work, in this case lifting a bucket of weights.
This little robot had a wheel and two pen legs.
It started and stopped with the wave of a hand, my kids loved it.
An aluminum foil soundboard circuit was very popular, populated with Minecraft sound effects.