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Maker's studio builds a passion for science and art

Original post made on Sep 5, 2014

Smita Kolhatkar implores the lunchtime rush of elementary school students to wash their hands, but they're not listening. They flood into the Barron Park Elementary School classroom and make a beeline for laptops, circuitry kits, sewing machines, LEGOs and wooden building blocks and start tinkering.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Catherine Crystal Foster
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 6, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I spent an inspirational morning at the Maker Studio today, and take my hat off to Magdalena Fittoria, Smita Kolhatkar, the teachers, parents, PTA, and PiE for bringing this kind of innovation and creativity to Barron Park. I hope that other schools can learn from this exciting experiment and bring this kind of joyful and hands-on learning to every student.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm

How about putting a Maker Space in the public Libraries? At least have a 3D printer and a laser cutter.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Great idea! What about the Fry's site? Maker space, park, performance space? Via Hanson it's actually easily accessible to bikes all the way from Los Altos, and near Cal Ave. why don't we have something like Passarelle (sp?) here in Palo Alto with all the tech millionaires with kids??

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Why not setup the space currently being used a temporary libraries for Mitchell Park and the Main Libraries as Maker Spaces? Somehow the Library already has those spots and it wouldn't cost incrementally more.

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