2012 Meet the Makers: Rideables

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Get a sneak preview of Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire by category each day until the big day, Sept. 22nd! Today’s featured category is Rideables.

The Rideables area of Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is over 1,200 feet of wheels, including an arena for riding in! Each exhibiting maker project involved adults and kids working together to design rideable inventions. You’ll have a chance to build a rideable yourself with Tubular Travelers and mini gravity cars with the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination or accept the puzzle challenge of NRG2DO. See below for the full list of Rideable Makers. Each is an award winning project of the MAKESHOP Microgrant Competition 2012: Rideables.

Balloon Craft and Gravity Cars
Make Balloon Craft and Gravity Cars with the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination and Boyd Community Center.

Book Cart by Propel Schools
See a remote control operated car on wheels that can carry books for students who use crutches or a wheelchair.

NRG2DO
Challenge yourself with this pedal powered kinematic energy project by The Church Institute. Challenges begin at the top of each hour throughout the Faire.

Tubular Travelers
Design, assemble and ride vehicles built with this modular rideable system invented locally by Art Energy Design.

What’s In Your Cart?
See rideable prototypes built by kid makers using 3D modeling software and inspiration from everyday objects.

In addition to the Rideables at the Faire, don’t miss the live races outside in Buhl Community Park at 11 am, 12:45 and 3:00 pm!

MAKESHOP Maker Micro Grant Recipients funded generously by The Grable Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation with support from The Sprout Fund.

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