Oscar Eastwood at Maker Faire Atlanta

Maker Faire Atlanta collaborations with my school friends Patricia Bell, Colleen Jordan, and Tyna Kachnic under our collective Oscar Eastwood.

Our first Maker Faire was in 2014 and it made me so happy that our wearable circuit kits were a hit with everyone, especially the kiddos. Each kit included a custom laser-cut felt critter character that we each designed along with LED, conductive thread, pin, battery housing, coin cell battery, and assembly instructions. The first few images in this post show the kit with my critter character design: Chi Chi Poof.

We hosted on-going workshops at our booth for kids to assemble the kits and demonstrate Tyna’s diy letterpress by printing the cover for our zine. We also set up some of our personal projects to share with the community. I brought my desktop zen garden prototypes to test out with Tricia’s mini garden tools. It was awesome sharing our designs with everyone who stopped by and getting to see how different people played in the sand and set up different scenes with the 3d printed rocks and figurines.

Our second Maker Faire in 2015 was also super fun. Ian Cole (@digitalman2112) captured a video of us making wind chimes with glitter hot melt, our activity and table setup, and Tyna playing ukulele 🎶.

Oscar Eastwood “Society of Lady Makers” – A group of friends that met at Georgia Tech and gave themselves a fun name (based on Oscar Wilde and Clint Eastwood) to get girls excited about making and STEM 😀 #mfatl #makerfaire

Oscar Eastwood is a collective of lady makers. We strive to work with and learn from both the crafter and maker communities, and to bring together technology and tradition to create awesome projects. We are passionate about getting children interested in the STEAM Fields and convincing people being creative in the technical world is where the magic happens.

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