Sugar Hill Maker Fest 2017!

posted Feb 23, 2017, 3:51 AM by Naomi Kirchner   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 3:56 AM ]
The Maker Movement is huge, and you're already a part of it!  By creating video games, digital art, inventions, robots and more, YOU are a Maker!  And now it's time to create an event, the first of its kind in north Georgia, to bring makers together at Lanier!

Have you heard of a Maker Faire?  The most recent official faire held in Decatur hosted 30,000 visitors over 2 days, hosting an amazing variety of makers with their ideas, as well as activities where you could learn how to make something.  Well, due to trademark we can't call ours a maker faire, so we are hosting the second annual Sugar Hill Maker Fest!! (insert "ta da" sound here in your mind).

You are going to either BE a maker, and display what you are proud to make 
You will create an activity that teaches someone "how" to make, a "maker teacher" 
(science or math)

Our CDAT11 crew will be organizing the event, our CDAT9 and CDAT10 will be primary makers and maker-teachers, and our CDAT12 will participate as they can (but they have internships, graduation, a lot). 

Your project calendar and deliverables:

Week of February 20:

Wednesday, February 22: Launch the project!

Friday, February 24: Brainstorm at least three ideas and begin creating your proposal. Include ideas and proposal on your team site.


Week of February 27:

Wednesday, March 1:

    1. Commit to an idea. Then  Create and submit team site.
    2. Proposal due end of class on Wednesday (LA grade)


Friday, March 3: Work Day in Academy Time.

    1. Create timeline/calendar and individuals duties (put on site)
    2. Each group will present out your ideas in academy time
    3. “What I did this week” update 

Week of March 6: (no Friday)

Monday, March 6: Look at rendering examples

    1. Dimensions, materials list, and budget due at the end of the class period (math)
    2. Work contract due

Wednesday, March 8: Work Day in Academy Time

"What I did this week” update in tech class due

             Gateway Pullouts-- at least half the period.

Week of March 13

Wednesday, March 15: Work Day in Academy Time

“What I did this week” update in tech class due

Gateway Pullouts-- at least half the period.

Friday, March 17: Peer evaluations (LA grade)

                   Make sure that your booth design and plan for Mini MakerFest are on your team site. 

Week of March 20:

Wednesday, March 22: Last Day to work on projects!

                    Gateway Pep Rally second half of the period

Friday, March 24: Sophomore Gateway brainstorming day

Week of March 27:

Monday, March 28: no Academy time (Gateway!)

     Wednesday, March 30: Mini Makerfest in Commons

MakerFest is April 22

    • Any poster/printout must be made to its full scale in Publisher or Powerpoint or PDF.  A poster is typically 24x36 inches.  Do NOT make it full color background, photographic, etc., keep it mostly white background and simple graphics/text.
    • Email the document to with the subject of "MakerFest Printout"
    • 3D printouts:  these take a LONG time.  Your request should be made to with the email subject "MakerFest 3D Request".  We will make "appointment times" where yours can be printed.  Anyone "skipping the line" without Reilly's permission will not be allowed to have any 3D printout.