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IU's Pervasive Technology Institute sponsored Makevention 2017

Makevention 2017

Community STEM outreach at Makevention 2017.

This year’s Makevention was held on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Makevention describes the event as “a celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit, with loads of local and regional makers sharing their love for making.” Jenett Tillotson and Nathan Heald, Research Technologies, play a leading role in supporting Bloominglabs and organizing events such as Makevention.

Makevention 2017, Putt-putt and rockets

Rockets and putt-putt at Makevention 2017. Photo credit Monroe County Public Library.

Some of the fun events included making soap with Soapy Soap Company, robotics and electronics with NSWC Crane, lego building, exploring virtual reality, coin drop with Bloominglabs, and more!

Makevention 2017, Wonderlab display

Wonderlab at Makevention 2017. Photo credit Monroe County Public Library.

One of the more lively events is the sparring demonstrations from the Society for Creative Anachronisms.

Makevention 2017, Knights sparring

Knights sparring at Makevention 2017. Photo credit Monroe County Public Library.