Champlain Mini Maker Faire showcases bright minds at work

The Champlain Mini Maker Faire brought creative and practical together at Shelburne Farms on Saturday. Courtesy Photo

Over 1,000 people gathered at the sixth annual Champlain Mini Maker Faire at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn this past weekend to show off their ideas and check out other creations. Over 50 booths at the event showcased everything from robots to the world’s largest Spirograph; participants ranged widely in age, but shared a love of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Attendees voted Noah Schwartz Maker of the Year. Noah, an eighth-grade student at Harwood Union High School, ran an interactive Compressed Air Rocket booth.

Alexis (Lex) Osler, undergraduate student at Cornell University, won the FreshTracks Road Pitch, which took place at the barn that weekend. He and his team, which engineered a groundbreaking ergonomic seat, will compete for the grand prize at Champlain College on Oct. 18.

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