|Standing next to Makey at Makerfaire Pittsburgh|
One of the advantages to getting there early in the morning is that the crowds have not yet arrived. So he got access to things that would have been hard to do. And being associated with a booth marks him as a fellow maker, who does not just look at things for entertainment but can appreciate hard work and effort to make something work.
|Driving a battlebot|
He got to help repair a robot, drive robots, both those that are much like toys and some that definitely were not toys. He did the whole set of crafts set up by schoolchild oriented maker spaces, both low tech and high tech.
|Programming the Lego robot to make it across the line.|
The point of this gathering is not so much to show off or teach, but to inspire. For everything he sees, he can recognize the precursors, so everything that he touches, is within aspiration, if many years from now.
This was our first MakerFaire, but it will not be the last. The Adafruit Circuit Playground fruit piano was something we threw together, next year we will actually think about making this work. And T will have something more polished to show off. And his interactions with the other makers more meaningful.