Thank You!

MakerFest was a blast!

454 people braved the rain to explore and be inspired by Makers in our community.

Were you inspired to start a new project?

Hope to see you all again next year!


Giant Arduino made by the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse.


Megan Kelso
Author & artist Megan Kelso

Free Presentations!

We have some great Maker presentations and workshops scheduled at MakerFest. See the descriptions below.

1-2 pm – LEGO Technics Workshop – Bricks 4 Kidz

  •  MakerFest attendees young and old are invited to build a fun dynamic model using LEGO Technic bricks, gears and motors! Using one-of-a-kind Bricks 4 Kidz model plans and kits, a Bricks 4 Kidz instructor will assist you through the process and you just may learn something too. 

2-3 pm – DIY Electronic Percussion Instruments – Andrew Angell

  • Do you like making things? Interested in electronic drums and percussion? Andrew will present some ways of building your own electronic percussion instruments; highlighting hardware and software options.

3-4 pm – SpaceWorks Tacoma

  • Many of Spaceworks’ Creative Enterprises are Makers who turn a hobby or innovative idea into a business.  We’ll share the history of Spaceworks, explain our various programs, and highlight some of the Makers we’ve had the privilege of working with.

4-5 pm3D Scanning and Printing – FabLab Tacoma

  • Curious about what 3D scanners and printers can do? Join Fablab Tacoma for an up-close look at the process in action.  

Megan Kelso- Talk & Workshop

Local author and illustrator Megan Kelso will be at MakerFest!

Megan Kelso FlyerComics Can Take Us Places

1-2 p.m.

Discover the weird and wonderful elements of comics. Megan explains how she uses memory, her own life, research, and photo references to create sequential panels that evoke the feeling of a specific, inhabited world.

Making Comics with Doodles and Diagrams

2:30-4 p.m.

This hands-on workshop is for people who would like to make comics—but don’t know where to start.

Free Science Dome Shows

A highlight of MakerFest is the opportunity to visit the Pierce College Science Dome, a unique digital planetarium, and see a FREE show!

The Dome will be showing Space School at 12 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:30pm, 2:15 pm, 3 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:30 pm.


From a habitat hidden deep underwater in Florida, to the world’s most amazing swimming pool, dive into the underwater world of outer space! Space School is the incredible story of how astronauts train underwater to live and work in space.

From microgravity simulation at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab, to living under the sea at Aquarius Reef Base, astronauts spend a lot of time training underwater. Space School is a fascinating and beautifully filmed live-action dome film produced by the Emmy award-winning team that produces Jonathan Bird’s Blue World.