Teaching kids to code for under $150

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Slightly less than a year ago a company calling itself Kano launched a Kickstarter campaign with these three sentences:

“A computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future.”

Today and $1,522,162 later they have begun delivering this product to the world. Many of those that remember a world where computers and internet were a privilege also think of programming as the same.  Well that is not the case and companies founded by Makers such as the ones at Kano are proving it.  But don’t take our word for it, the fine folks at USAToday interviewed some children to confirm for us.  Enjoy!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2014/10/07/clever-kano-kit-lets-kid-build-computers-and-learn-to-code/16857175/

first-ever White House Maker Faire

The first-ever White House Maker Faire is coming! On June 18, President Obama will celebrate America’s students and entrepreneurs who are inventing the future by using new tools and techniques to make just about anything in local communities and classrooms. Check out the White House Blog to learn more … and watch the band OK Go discuss why the rise of the Maker Movement represents

Thanks to our sponsors!

Thanks again to all our sponsors who made this event possible!

http://tylermakerfaire.com/sponsor/

Today’s the Day!

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.!

12:00 p.m. – Eepy Bird Mentos & Coke Zero Show

3:30 p.m. – Eepy Bird Mentos & Coke Zero Show

5:00 p.m. – Faire closes – we’ll see you next spring!

Come to Tyler Mini Maker Faire and WIN!

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Find out more by scanning the QR code above!

 

Makers are on their way!

Makers are coming from across Texas to join Eepy Bird at Tyler Mini Maker Faire THIS Saturday, March 29th!  Just a few of the Makers you can look forward to seeing this weekend are:

Austin Tie Dye Company

PolyPrinter

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Red Raider Robotics, VEX Robotics Competition, Dallas Personal Robotics Group, Printer Robot Simple: Extreme Edition, VEX Robotics Competition, UT Tyler Ingenuity Center, North Texas Drone Users Group, TJC Physics, Auto-Fetch, About the Tree Series, RC Legos, 3D printed R/C Tachikoma, Moore Robotics Club, Marty, UT Tyler American Chemical Society, LeTourneau University Engineering, East Texas Gem & Mineral Society, smART Projects, Pagermotors.com, Whitehouse ISD,  CNC/3D printer, Squishy Circuits, Percy Wang, Jonathan Kavanaugh, Robert Baker,

 

Beat the Ticket Rush! Buy Online!

Don’t get caught in the rush on Saturday, buy your ticket online through Friday night!

Tyler Maker Faire Tickets on Sale

Visit our Eventbrite site to buy your tickets today using any major credit card! Pre-purchased adult tickets are $12 and child tickets are $8 for non DSP members