March 2020 News

Posted on Mar 3, 2020

Fab Lab Campaign

Piedmont Makers has kicked off a campaign to raise money for the “Fabrication Lab” in the new STEAM building. The vision for the lab is to provide a facility where students can make almost anything, from robot parts to works of art. Our goal is to raise $200,000 for automated and hand tools, room outfitting and a staff member. Currently we have $20,000 committed and an anonymous donor who has committed to match up to $50,000. We look forward to receiving your support.

Piedmont Robotics

Piedmont Robotics Open House – THIS Monday, March 2, 7pm – PHS Student Center – K-8 students & parents are welcome to come learn more about our FIRST Robotics programs: FIRST LEGO League Jr. for rising K-3 students, FIRST LEGO League for rising grade 4-8 students, and FIRST Tech Challenge for rising grade 7 and up. We will also have a high school Robotics Open House in April. Learn more at

Registration NOW OPEN (through April 30):

FIRST Robotics Competition San Francisco Regional – March 19-22, St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco – Our varsity Piedmont FRC team #8033 “The Highlanders” will compete at the San Francisco FIRST Robotics Competition. More info.

7th Annual Piedmont School Maker Faire – Sunday, April 5 11-3pm at Beach Elementary School – FREE tickets.

Piedmont Makers is proud to join the Piedmont Arts Fund 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, Millennium High 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!

Call for Makers! Calling all students & community! Submit your project for the Piedmont School Maker Faire. It can be a school project or your own project. Piedmont K-12 students and community welcome! DEADLINE March 20.

Don’t know what to make? Consider volunteering – signup is here.

Makey Breaky! Makerspace March 8, 10a-12p – PMS Rm. 125.
What’s inside that box, or that bowling ball? Let’s find out. We’ll have various equipment and items to take apart, as well as a product engineer to tell us what things are made of (and what not to saw). We’ll have screwdrivers, saws, and the odd hammer. Feel free to bring your own items to disassemble and any useful tools and we’ll recycle it all afterwards if need be. See you there! Buy your tickets here.

Zachary’s Pizza Fundraiser March 16, 11a-10p – 3917 Grand Ave
Come and hang out with the Makers at the Grand Ave Zachary’s. 15% of any food ordered for eating in or takeout on this date will go to the Makers when you show a Makers Flyer to the host. The flyer will be posted to our website before the event.