Time Machine at Marinovators
We presented our Time Machine at Marinovators 2017, an annual showcase for young makers in Marin County.

Our Time Machine was created by the Maker Art class taught by Fabrice Florin and Edward Janne at the Lycée Français in Sausalito in winter 2017. Our 4th and 5th graders designed and built their own scenes from the past, present and future -- from the age of dinosaurs to the 50th century. This interactive art exhibit combines art, technology and storytelling -- using Arduino, motions, lights and sounds.

Many of our students and their parents were on hand to demonstrate this innovative after-school project to dozens of visitors of all ages. Everyone seemed to enjoy their experience, and it was a great opportunity for the kids to get the recognition they deserve. This innovative after-school project helps children develop their creative and collaborative skills -- and the confidence that they can help change the world.

We hosted this exhibit with Tam Makers, our makerspace in Mill Valley, where many of the artifacts for the Time Machine were fabricated, based on the children’s designs. We also invited visitors to make their own Tam Makers badges with LEDs, laser cut shapes, and color markers. They created some ingenious badges, and wore them proudly at the show.

It was a great way to celebrate art and science and encourage children to build a better world.

Marinovators took place on Saturday, April 22, from 10am to 3pm, at the College of Marin in Kentfield. Our Tam Makers booth was in Room #245 in the new Academic Center.

Learn more about our Time Machine: bit.ly/time-machine-lycee-2017

Learn more about our Maker Art classes: fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/14/teaching-maker-art/

Learn more about Tam Makers: www.tammakers.org/

Learn more about Marinovators: marinovators.org/
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