Robotics 250 - Start of STEAM Maker Space
In 2008 Pittsburgh, Pa.celebrated its 250th Anniversary.
One celebration was the Robotics 250. It was a six week workshop sponsored by Carnegie Mellon Robotics and the Brew House Art Studio/Gallery on the South Side. I called it , "the geeks and freaks", as computer scientists and artist worked to create robots.
Twenty-four "artists" formed teams and engaged in an adventure of robotics and design to develop a variety of working robots. The finished artwork was displayed in art shows at The Brew House Art Studio/Gallery and The Mattress Factory. Here are the robots created by my team created, "Circus Qwerkus".
This experience led me to write a grant for Hummingbird Robotics and the SwitchED Maker Space.