Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February Meeting

One of the dads in our group has access to a storage unit with more than enough extra space for setting up tables and chairs on a weekend. It is also airy and light, with a restroom and access to a side yard for running around. In short, it is the perfect meeting place for Young Makers Yolo.

This same dad created a beautiful Ford hot rod, complete with a miniature pedal-car version on the back. Talk about an inspiration. It's probably no coincidence that all the kids in this group (or who expressed interest but without being able to commit this year) have parents who themselves love to build and tinker with things.
Just before we met, I'd been in correspondence on Freecycle about a circular saw being given away. I thought it would be great to start a community toolbox, both for learning and for loaning. The generous Freecycler offered us some hacksaws and ball peen hammers, as well.
All the kids have ideas about something they want to build or modify, but only L brought his Xbox controller to the meeting, ready to open up before adding some rapid-fire controls.
This attracted a lot of attention.
So I think we're off to a good start.

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