Makerfest 2018

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Makerfest 2018

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Every year at Makerfest, 6th and 7th graders get together to solve a problem. This year, they needed to create an invention that would help visually impaired people.  Kathie Murray, who is blind, came in with her guide dog and spoke to the students about problems that one might encounter in their daily life if one is blind. Her adorable dog was the highlight of the day. As one peer leader explained, “She brought in this really cute dog I wanted to pet but couldn’t.” There were 11 groups total and each of them created a unique solution.

One of the groups, supervised by STEAM peer leader Tarun Sethi, decided to make a locker to help visually impaired students. Sethi told us that it is a “makeshift locker which helps visually impaired people which helps them easily access their supplies.”

Another group, with student Bridget Lomax, were “making a sensor to tell the difference between lights and colors for when blind people do the laundry.”

The group supervised by Sarab Singh and Aditya Arora were building a plate with different textures to tell where what type of food goes.

To join Makerfest next year, students will submit a form with an original idea.

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