By design – Drew Charter kids to hold maker fair

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 7, 2014
Nick Cook, a woodturner, gives a demonstration during last year's DesignOrama event hosted by Drew Charter School. Photo courtesy of Drew Charter

Nick Cook, a woodturner, gives a demonstration during last year’s DesignOrama event hosted by Drew Charter School. Photo courtesy of Drew Charter

People interested in the tinkering of the best and brightest minds at Drew Charter School can get a peek at their latest creations this weekend.

DesignOrama returns on Saturday, March 8, and will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm at the elementary school’s campus located at 301 East Lake Boulevard, Atlanta. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Courtney Bryant, the school’s Engineering Design Instructor said the two biggest draws will be the Egg Golfing Armor Championship and the student-designed Putt Putt Golf Course.

So what the heck is an Egg Golfing Armor Championship?

“Kids are designing devices to protect an egg when it’s hit by a golf club driver at full speed,” Bryant said.

Ah.

Parents will get a chance to play on the Putt Putt Golf course designed by students, Bryant said. There will be several entrepreneurs on hand giving demonstrations, ranging from jewelry designers to bullet proof vest manufacturers.

“This event is an event to focus on design, specifically careers that involve design,” Bryant said. “It’s kind of a show and tell opportunity for adults and kids alike to show off things they’ve designed.”

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