Calling all Elementary and Middle School Students!

The Mini Maker Faire is designed for young students to think creatively. We are challenging students to design, build, and create. Participants are encouraged to develop a unique solution to the problems outlined below, which vary based on age group.  We are looking for solutions that are innovative and out-of-the-box.

Students interested in participating in the Mini Maker Faire will be able to display their projects in the KU School of Engineering on the second day of KU Engineering Expo. Students compete for prizes by giving a short presentation about their project to a panel of judges. The competition will be split into three age-group categories, outlined below. Judging will consist of KU engineering students and KU engineering alumni. Students interested in participating in the Mini Maker Faire should register by clicking on the Registration link below. 

Registration Extended to March 6, 2017
Competition Instructions
Competition Rubric 

The Mini Maker Faire is divided up into three age-group categories:

2nd – 3rd Grade

4th – 5th Grade

6th – 8th Grade

Develop a simple solution to a common, everyday problem that they encounter OR make a valuable modification/ enhancement to make the product better. Create an invention OR valuable modification/enhancement to make a product better; enhanced products must have significant improvement and student must have justification for the improvement. Create an original invention.

The solution can be a physical object, an electronic device, or a software program.

Grand Prize: Updated Prize: LEGO Creative Box which includes 1500 pieces
2nd and 3rd Place Prizes: Prizes will consist of other LEGO Creative Box kits
Grand Prize: KANO Computer Kit. The kit comes with 10+ components, including a Raspberry PI, allowing students to experiment with coding and games, as well as creating apps, music, and their own games.
2nd and 3rd Place Prizes: Arduino microcontroller kits.
Grand Prize: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 
2nd and 3rd Place Prizes: Arduino microcontroller kits.

Questions? Contact minimakerfaireku@gmail.com 


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