Superheroes of the Maker Movement


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A Celebration of Learning-by-Making

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Willows Community School
8509 Higuera Street
Culver City CA California 90232 (Google Map)

Different activities for specific audiences:

10 AM – 11 AMPanel discussion with the Superheroes of the Maker Movement
Quin Etyrne, Super-Awesome Sylvia, Schuyler St. Leger, and Dr. Gary Stager (Free to educators and parents, but reservations are required)

10 AM – 11:30 AM Maker Activities for kids age four through 2nd grade
For children in grades DK – 2nd we are hosting maker activities with stations for exploration, collaboration, and sheer fun. This portion of the morning is from 10 AM – 11:30 AM and requires a reservation and has a $10 materials fee. This will be followed by a brief opportunity to meet the kid “Superheroes of the Maker Movement.”

1 PM – 3:30 PM Hands-on Workshops led by “Superheroes of the Maker Movement.”

For children and young adults in 3rd – 8th grades
ATTEND 1 (one) WORKSHOP with any of our three Superheroes. Workshops are from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, are limited to 20 participants each, and require a $25 materials and registration fee.  The workshop culminates in a kid-friendly reception.

Workshop topics:

  • Super-Awesome Sylvia: Soft Circuits (Build a light-up stuffed creature)
  • Quin Etnyre: Introduction to Arduino (Get started building and programming with electronics)
  • Schuyler St. Leger: Radio All Around Us (Construct and program your own radio transmitter)


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Quin Etnyre, Super-Awesome Sylvia, Schuyler St. Leger

“Super-Awesome” Sylvia Todd is the Host and Producer of web-based Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show and author of “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Project Book.”

Schuyler St. Leger is a speaker and tech wiz and has been featured in MAKE magazine, the web, and The New York Times. Check out: “Why I love My 3D Printer.” 

Quin Etnyre is CEO of his own tech start-up, QTechKnow, and a teacher of Arduino at MIT.

Hosted by: Gary Stager, Ph.D., an internationally recognized educator, author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, and Special Assistant to the Head of School for Innovation at The Willows Community School.