At the beginning of June, MAKESHOP™ welcomed four Maker Corps members. This summer, you can find them working at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and bringing MAKESHOP™ experiences on the road. Through the Maker Education Initiative, they will engage children and families in creative projects, while gaining experience serving as leaders in the community.
Name/ Nickname: Sam
Favorite color: I find delight in light grey.
How long have you been working at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh? Since the beginning of June.
When did you know you were a maker? In the context of engineering, art, and craft, I have been making things since the earliest days I can remember.
Who or what influences what you make? Books have always been a source of inspiration for me.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned by working at the MAKESHOP™? That nothing is impossible. With dedication, creativity and some compromise, we can make anything!
What do you not know how to do? Arduino, and I really want to learn!
When you are not in the MAKESHOP™, what do you do for fun? Read, bike, play Age of Empires, paint and watch movies.
If you were a material or tool, what would you be? Swiss Army knife
You can view some of Sam’s work here.