DigiDaze rocks the Rondo Library
Earlier this month, CTEP AmeriCorps members descended upon the Rondo Community Library for the 5th annual DigiDaze community technology fair. Bringing together a wide variety of organizations and projects that strive to make technology more accessible to everyone, this year’s DigiDaze was a great success.
Our members presented a wide variety of fun and interactive projects for visitors to try out. Highlights included 3-D printer, built by member Brian Smith from Ramsey County Libraries – Roseville as part of his own civic engagement project; a demonstration of simple electronics using potatoes as power sources; a Dance Dance Revolution game; and lots of colorful face painting. Additionally, the four laptops raffled off as door prizes, courtesy of Minnesota Computers for Schools, were a huge draw.
DigiDaze first began in 2008 as a community engagement project for CTEP members who wanted to have a fair for community members. A fair offers an opportunity for all of the member organizations to come together and present their resources in a fun and interactive format. This year, eight organizations participated, with five led by current CTEP members. Attendance increased by a third over last year, with 96 youth and 37 adults dropping by.
A huge thank you goes out to all the awesome organizations that participated, including KFAI, MTN, the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, the Teen Tech Crew from the Science Museum, E-Democracy, and the Sprockets network of the City of Saint Paul. We can’t wait for next year!
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