State College, Centre County, Pa. - An event meant to celebrate and learn about emerging technologies has made its way to State College.
“Makers Week”-hosted by Schlow Library, allows people in the community to experience hands-on labs and interactive talks. Organizers behind the event said it’s similar to the branded “Maker Faire” events in other cities.
“It’s a celebration of creativity across the spectrum,” said Nathaniel Rasmussen, head of the information technology department at the library.
Participants can take part in making things with 3-D printers, computer programming, and designing. Makers Week has events such as knitting, embroidery, and jewelry making available for those who aren’t techno-savvy.
“There’s a little bit of everything for everybody and hopefully it will draw them here and get them excited and hopefully they’ll come back,” said Tim Simpson a Penn State professor of industrial and mechanical engineering.
Maker’s Week kicked off on August 24 and ends August 29th. All events, besides the camps, are free to the public.
A schedule of interactive talks, hands-on labs, and maker camps can be found here.