Aspiring tinkers, inventors, and budding engineers now have a new playground to build their dream designs right here in North Texas.
The MakerSpace presented by Raytheon at Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco opened to the public on June 11 to give the community and groups of all ages access to programs, technology and tools to test, prototype, demonstrate and build almost anything they can imagine.
An official ceremony kicked off the grand opening of the new space at 11 a.m on Saturday. The Raytheon Company donated $50,000 to give Collin County residents the new MakerSpace for DIY projects in design, engineering, fabrication and education.
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"This MakerSpace provides a community anchor for a hands-on, high-tech, math and science experience that will reach schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, veterans and the general public," said Trudy Sullivan, vice president, Communication & Public Affairs at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "It helps take learning from abstract to tangible and offers a great reward for current and future engineers."
Tours of the MakerSpace will be available all weekend along with scheduled workshops that are open to a variety of age groups as part of the opening celebration.
Sci-Tech will also host its second annual Frisco Mini Maker Faire throughout the weekend with a family-friendly showcase of inventions, creativity and resourcefulness. During this unique festival of innovation, Makers of all kinds will demonstrate and share their skills, creations and expertise with local families and enthusiasts.
The MakerSpace will be free with the price of regular Sci-Tech admission from June 13 until fall 2016. For more information or to purchase tickers, visit the Sci-Tech Discovery Center website.