Truly Ambitious Projects – that was Tony DeRose’s aspiration for young makers when he started the Young Maker’s Organization in the Bay Area in 2010. The organization connects young makers with mentors and shops that allow them to create awesome Do It Yourself projects to show and share at Maker Faire.
The Portland chapter, PDX Young Makers, was started the fall of 2011 with a group of young makers (primarily ages 8-12) of e-textiles and wearable electronics. The shop is assembled in a bonus room by participants who bring their own sewing machines for each session.
Please contact us to participate in this shop or to help create others!
2012-2013 PDX Young Makers Season is beginning in September:
September 9: Pop-Up Card refresher
September 15 & 16: Portland Mini Maker Faire – we will be showing off our soft circuit wearables and also hosting an LED pop-up card making booth
September – December: TBD (Look here for upcoming information on more classes from Shannon Henry)
January – May: Projects for Maker Faire
2011-2012 PDX Young Makers Season is complete:
September 18 – November 13: Our young makers created their first soft circuit projects, including stuffed animals, wearables, and bags decorated with aniomagic’s programmable Sparkle LED’s. Shannon Henry of Polymath Design Labs taught the classes and gave our kids a great taste of the things they can do with fabric and LED’s.
January – May: Young Makers developed fashionable wearables using fabric and LED’s
May – July: We participated in 3 Maker Faires
- The Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo May 19th & 20th
- The Seattle Mini Maker Faire June 2nd & 3d
- The OSCON Mini Maker Faire July 18 & 19 in Portland, OR