Make-a-Thon: Coding | Making | Problem Solving

Are you ready to accept a challenge that will combine sensors, motors, programming and prototyping?

The one day workshop on March 12th will kick off with an introduction to coding and the platform we are using. A specific challenge will be revealed for your team to complete. Sign up with friends or we can assign you to a team.

Use your creativity and our makerspace resources (laser, 3D printer, vinyl/print cut machine and lots of cardboard) to complete the challenge. Mentoring and technical assistance will be provided by CLC Engineering Interns.

All the Make-a-Thon projects will be showcased at Maker Faire Lake County on April 9th, 2022. Maker Faire attendees will be voting to determine our winners based on the following categories:

  • Most Aesthetically Pleasing – Everyone is going to want this stylish contraption
  • Entrepreneurship Expert – This solution to a practical problem is ready for the market
  • Super Engineered – Thinking outside the kit and adding extra electronics to take it to the next level

Participation and the use of the Arduino kit and electronics are free, funded in part by a grant from Baxter International Foundation and the College of Lake County. Additional information is available by contacting CLC Engineering Department Co-Chair Jan Edwards at jedwards1@clcillinois.edu.

Attend the Maker Faire on April 9th to cast your vote.