RobotFest logoRobotFest, an annual event for creative thinkers interested in technology, will take place at The National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland on April 25. 

RobotFest aims to increase children’s interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with a “day of playful invention.” RobotFest may be targeted towards children but it‘s perfect for makers, hackers, hobbyists, experimenters, DIYers, engineers, students and artists of all ages. Several workshops provide makers with an exciting group setting to learn and create. RobotFest offers attendees plenty of hands-on activities, including “Make and Take” booths that give you with the materials to spark your creativity.

RobotFest is all about the exhibits, and this year is no different.

The Art Institute of Washington’s Visual Effects Professor Stefan Prosky will have sound and music toys available as well as simple art robots for attendees to experience.

The DC Area Drone User Group, a band of amateur and professional drone users, will attend to promote the use of drones for recreational, humanitarian, and artistic purposes.

Attendees have the chance to see Lego™ robots, controlled by Wii-motes, undergo an interactive hacking simulation. Another Lego™ exhibit by Classic Plastic Bricks is sure to make a splash with over 100 pounds of Legos™ along with more battle-bots and custom creations.

We will also have a booth to exhibit our K8400 Vertex 3D printer. Attendees will have the opportunity to see a 3D printer in action and have a chance to walk away with some cool 3D prints. As of now, we do not know our booth number but check back in for updates and follow us on Twitter @VellemanStore for a live feed of the event.

While the National Electronics Museum hosts the event, 28 supporters other than Velleman Inc. are expected to attend including: Servo, Nuts and Volts, Allied Electronics, O’Reilly Media, littleBits, MakerShed, and Snapology.

RobotFest begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for middle and high-school students, and FREE for elementary students. Be sure to bring your sunglasses as it gives you a $1 discount per person!