Michelle Elbert, the marketing manager at ATX Hackerspace, remembers children walking around the Austin Mini Maker Faire last year with their blinking bat badges on — evidence that anyone can solder if they want to learn.
“Making things is a confidence booster, a self-esteem booster. When you can hold something up and say, ‘Hey, I made this,’ that’s a really powerful thing,” Elbert said.
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Austin Mini Maker Faire
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Sunday
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road
Tickets: $8-$10 online, $10-15 at the door
For more information: www.austinmakerfaire.com