STEAM Fest 2017

Date/Time

Apr 29, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Description

The festival, sponsored by Google, Science Galaxy and others, will provide attendees the chance to actively participate in over 100 experiential, hands-on activities all related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Making). Exhibits include weather experiments, crafts and making, combat robots, rocket launches and much more. Also back by popular demand, drone exhibits and drone racing will be included in the jam-packed agenda, weather permitting.

New this year, STEAM Fest introduces the Rocky Mountain Combat Robot Competition for 1lb and 3lb combat robots.  Competitors will smash and crash their bots in quest for the crown and their share of a prize pot.

"We sponsor STEAM Fest because we see how attendees engage with the activities and exhibits," says Mishel Gantz, Chief Experience Officer at the Watershed School in Boulder. "This is nothing like any event you've attended - you won't see cool stuff, you'll do cool stuff and be so immersed in it, you may not realize you're learning!"

Food trucks serving flavors from around the world will also be present, along with a selection of local craft brews and distilleries.

STEAM Fest Exhibits

With more than 100+ interactive experiences, this is the perfect weekend for the right brain, left brain and everything in between. Kids and adults alike will have the opportunity to tear apart old electronics, build with 10,000 wooden blocks and 20,000 Legos, explore rockets and catapults, experience 3D printing, build a robot, play human Minecraft, fly a drone, create LED light jewelry, and work on art projects of all kinds.

A few notable companies that will be exhibiting include:

Science Galaxy, Incrediflix, the Gizmo Dojo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Arts Longmont, Watershed School, STEM Scouts and Bldg 61 Makerspace.

Activities will include:

  • Bring your 1lb or 3lb Combat Robot (SPARC Compliant), for a battle of epic proportions. Two full days of Robot demonstrations, battles, and builds is included in your STEAM Fest ticket.
  • Learn about the physics of Karate with a measuring device that can tell how much force you exert as you experiment with different karate moves.
  • Build a boat, and learn about water displacement and floatation.
  • Build a zipline car and compete in speed and distance competitions with your peers.
  • Take apart old electronics and see what you can create at the Electronics Take- Apart exhibit.
  • Solve puzzles and mysteries while you travel through a storybook.

For more details about the schedule of events, visit MakerBoulder.com/steam/schedule

Location

Boulder County Fairgrounds
CO

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