When completing your online registration, please consider a donation to Piedmont Makers to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) education in Piedmont schools. Piedmont Makers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation so your donation is fully tax deductible. You can make your donation on PiedmontStore.com during Part 2 of the registration process.
Your donation will help support:
K-12 teacher and student group grants
FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams
Tech Socials – Tech-themed family social nights with talks on Minecraft, Food Science, Coding and more
Makerspaces – Weekend workshops on topics such as Arduino, 3D Printing, Soldering
and the Piedmont School Maker Faire!
Interested in getting more involved? We are always looking for new board members. Email email@example.com or stop a board member if you see one around town.
Thank you to the over 1000+ attendees and 100+ makers who made the day so special. Thank you to Dale Dougherty and Jeff Bleich for a great keynote conversation. Thank you to Kammy Cobb and the PAINTS board, and Annette Clear and the CHIME board. Thank you to our corporate sponsors Project Ember, coderschool, Pacific Union, and Piedmont Boy Scouts Association. Thank you to our family sponsors for supporting S.T.E.A.M. education in Piedmont. Enjoy the video!
We are so excited to kickoff the 5th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire on Sunday, April 22 11am-3pm at the Piedmont High School campus! Check out below some of the 100+ projects from Beach, Havens, Wildwood, Piedmont Middle School, Millennium High School, and Piedmont High School students along with community makers. Tickets are FREE and available now!
What’s New This Year? Keynote conversation with Maker Faire creator Dale Dougherty and Lt. Governor candidate Jeff Bleich, Drones, Nerdy Derby, and more!
Piedmont Boy Scouts Flicker Bug & Learn to Solder
Hands on Making!:
Playing with Color: Designing with Fabric
PAINTS ARTcade Village:
Promote Arts in the Schools (PAINTS) Info
Cardboard Arts Installation
Cardboard Pinball Machines
The Dragon School Mural
Embodied Art Circle
Fiber Arts Sewing Circle
Giant Paper Sculpture
Junior Arts Center
Pottery Throwing Demonstration
Stop Motion Zoetropes
Glass Bottle Wind Instruments
Instrument Petting Zoo
Making Wind Chimes
PUSD Instrumental Music Program
Piedmont High School Makers:
The Escape House short dramatic film
PHS Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Piedmont Motorsports Club
Water Challenge Project
Piedmont Middle School Makers:
Earthquake Retrofit (Mr. Kessler)
Maker Class Projects (Mr. Saville)
Sound Generator and Oscillographics
Stranger Things VR
Weather Engineering (Mr. Kessler)
Beach Elementary School Makers:
Keeper of the Lost Cities Video Game
My LEGO Cockatoo
Standard Algorithm for Addition
Havens Elementary School Makers:
Kerbal Space Program mission
The Lurching Effect
Salt & Watercolor
*SMLS* (aka. Synchronized Music Light Suit)
Spring Powered Launcher Game
What is Planet 9?
Wildwood Elementary Makers:
1931 Ford Model A
California Community Colleges Career Pathways
FIRST LEGO League robotics
FIRST Tech Challenge scrimmage
How to Carve Wooden Spoons
Piedmont Education Foundation
Walk Through American Revolution Costumes
Boy Scouts Troup 4
3 Brothers Kitchen Asian Fusion
Burnt Ends BBQ
5th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire - Sunday 4/22 11am-3pm - PHS campus: Piedmont Makers is proud to join PAINTS and CHIME in presenting this year’s School Maker Faire celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math & Music education in Piedmont. We will feature over 100 S.T.E.A.M. projects from Beach, Havens, Wildwood, Piedmont Middle School, and Piedmont High School students along with hands-on projects from community makers, live music from student musicians & bands, student art, and food trucks! 1pm Keynote, sponsored by Piedmont Scouting, with Dale Dougherty, CEO and Founder of Make: / Maker Faire, and Jeff Bleich, California Lieutenant Governor candidate. FREE Tickets now available!
FIRST Lego League registration closes April 30! Lego Mindstorms-based robotics competition for 4th-8th graders. The 2018-2019 theme is INTO ORBIT: Explore living in and traveling through space. Organized by Piedmont Makers, the season will run from August to November qualifying tournament and if the teams qualify, will continue to California regional and national competitions in 2019. $250 to register ends April 30. Learn more atwww.piedmontmakers.org/robotics.
FIRST Tech Challenge student application form due April 15! Interested 7th-12th grade students should apply by April 15.
FIRST Robotics Info Session - Wednesday 3/7 7:30pm – Piedmont High School Student Center: Please come to the FIRST Robotics info session to learn more about the FIRST Lego League teams for rising 4th through 8th graders, FIRST Tech Challenge teams for 7th through 12th graders, and FIRST Robotics Competition for 9th through 12th graders organized by Piedmont Makers for the 2018-2019 season. Like a sports team, each team will meet for weekly practices with weekend scrimmages and tournaments. The season will start in August and, if the teams qualify, will continue to California regional and national competitions in 2019. Learn more.
FIRST Lego League registration now open! Lego Mindstorms-based robotics competition that includes a team project based on the season’s theme for 4th-8th graders. The 2018-2019 theme is INTO ORBIT: Explore living in and traveling through space. $250 to register through April 30.
FIRST Tech Challenge/FIRST Robotics Challenge student application form now available! Interested 7th-12th grade students should apply by April 15.
Call for Makers! – 5th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire - Sunday 4/22 11am-3pm: Submit your School Maker Faire project today — it can be a school project, STEAM Expo project, or your own project. Piedmont K-12 students and community welcome! Deadline March 31. Piedmont Makers is proud to join PAINTS and CHIME in presenting this year’s School Maker Faire celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math & Music education in Piedmont. We will feature over 100 S.T.E.A.M. projects from Beach, Havens, Wildwood, Piedmont Middle School, and Piedmont High School students along with hands-on projects from community makers, live music from student musicians & bands, student art, and food trucks!
This Saturday, there will be an Old Car Show associated with the Boy Scout Pinewood Derby Practice Day. Bring your car and park it in front of the Piedmont Community Church at 10 am. We’re keeping it informal, but if you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on 01/27, Zenith will be competing in a FIRST Tech Challenge competition here and Cyberscots will be competing in a FIRST Tech Challenge competition at Roseville High School (near Sacramento). Good luck to all of the competitors!
On February 3rd, Piedmont Makers challenge your RC car racers to bring their best tricks! Meet at the Kennelly Skate Park at 3 pm.
On Sunday 02/11, cheer on our very own FIRST Lego League participants at the NorCal Peninsula Championship! Info can be found here.
Two upcoming events for those of you who like four-wheeled transportation:
Piedmont Makers Old Car Show
Calling all old cars! Do you have a hot rod or an old car in your garage? Have you been in the 4th of July Parade before, or know someone who has? This Saturday, January 27, 2018 will be the Piedmont Makers Old Car Show. We are continuing our theme of all things cars for our Makerspace program in January. (The first was the Pinewood Derby Build and the last will be an RC Car race.) The Boy Scouts will be holding a Pinewood Derby Practice Day at the Church on Saturday and it would be fun to show the kids some cool old cars.
So bring out your old car! Park it at 10am in front of the Piedmont Community Church at 400 Highland. There will be at least one 1932 Ford Model A and an old 1954 Citroen! This is very casual and free. Just show up!
RC Car Race
Saturday Feb 3 at 3pm
The park is located adjacent to Coaches Field on Moraga Avenue.
Do you have an RC Car? Do you want to race? The showdown is coming to a skatepark near you! Be THERE! Piedmont Makers will be on hand to run a few races. Inclement weather cancels. BYO-RC!!