Students explored and experimented with new technologies--such as 3D printing, digital music, coding and robotics--during a hands-on event earlier this summer.
The third version of the Makerfest, organised by Bee Creative on 4 July in Esch-sur-Alzette, featured 38 workshops. The goal was to help prepare youngsters for a digital future in Luxembourg.
The founder of the Makerfest, Serge Linckels, stated in a video interview with the Digital Luxembourg promotion group, published on 2 August, that the diversity was so rich that he couldn’t decide which workshop he preferred.
According to Linckels, the event aimed to foster the creativity of the students and involved many of their teachers.
In another interview with Digital Luxembourg, Patrick Welfringer, from Code Club Luxembourg, showed how entertaining new technologies are. He was asked, “how do you program a carrot?” (at about 1:30 into the video). Welfringer replied:
“When I touch the carrot, it sends the space key; just like a normal carrot.”
Ashia, the Benelux finalist of the First Lego League, demonstrated the progressive outcomes of new technologies by presenting an animal-friendly mouse trap that works with sensors:
“The detector calls me on my phone when the mouse is trapped.”
According to Digital Luxembourg, the next Makerfest is scheduled for December 2017.