2nd Grader who attended TechyKids Camp 2016
“This summer I went to TechyKids camp. We got to program Thymio and make things on computers come to life. Sharon Marzouk is helpful, nice and always lets you do what you want to do and is it is also said clearly she is the best scientist on the planet.” -James, Entering 2nd Grade
Kevin who attended TechyKids Camp
A Maker Faire Inspiration Story
Some background: Maker Faire 2014 a girl named Normandy came and visited the TechyKids booth on Saturday. She spent hours at the booth playing and then learning to program Thymio. After being there for hours I was sad to see that she had left without saying bye. Well, she came back a few minutes later with a friend, to then teach her programming. Normandy spent the WHOLE DAY with us on Saturday! When Maker Faire was closing we said bye to Normandy.
Well, the following day, Normany CAME BACK, first thing in the morning! She had her dad with her this time and he had heard how she spent the entire previous day at the faire at our booth, so gave her a 20 minutes more to be at our booth on Sunday so they could see the rest of the Faire. And when the time was up, he looked at his watch and said OK, time to say goodbye and see the rest of the faire, you promised! To which Normandy reluctantly said ok… and then whispered to me with a smile…”I’ll be back!”
Well, she didn’t come back that day. Six months later I received a Thymio order that I mailed off. Then a couple of weeks later I received a posting to the TechyKids Facebook page…
“My 8 year old finally got a Thymio for Christmas. She’s wanted one since Maker Faire 2014. She loves her Thymio and has even named it Poppy. The sticky note says, “It’s amazing how one speck of hope can go so far”. -Lysa Marie Filcek
I was delighted! And the best part is the following year, Normandy came back to Maker Faire and volunteered at the TechyKids Booth!
Paxton’s Explorerbot Project
“Thanks for your inspiration to Anja and Dani” – Parent from school and had two girls attend TK camp
Testimonial 2/18/2015 – from parent who brought daughter to camp summer of 2014, from 2 hours away and stayed in a motel locally, so daughter could attend camp!
I don’t know if some of the Star families would be interested in this, but I thought I would share the flier.