As part of our 25th Anniversary special event calendar and in partnership with HackNCraftNJ, Trinity Academy hosted a STEM inspired community event: Innovation Day. The gym was filled with demonstrations by HackNCraftNJ as well as exhibits other local makers and organizations together with our own student work. Cost was free to the general public.
Maker Depot, Totowa
Mathnasium of Montclair
Caldwell University Creation Station
West Caldwell Library
Our own Trinity Academy students and
Trinity Academy Alumnus, Michael McCormack
If YOU are involved in the maker community or would like be a part of our next Innovation Day demonstrations please email Kristi Castano at email@example.com or Kim Fiore at firstname.lastname@example.org
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On Friday, October 16th Trinity Academy hosted HackNCraftNJ members Paul Modiano, Jon Bonesteel and Frank Gibbons. Each student - from Pre-K to 8th grade - spent 20 minutes of their class period with HackNCraftNJ interacting with and learning about 3D printing and design. One of the 3D printers on display had been made from a kit by 6-year-old with the help of his father. Upon learning that the printer kit cost about the same as a gaming system, one Trinity Academy student remarked, "Oh, wow. I'd much rather have the printer!"
Trinity Academy's 8th grade is currently learning to code for 3D printers using TinkerCAD. The class will be creating and printing their own designs to be on display at our first ever Innovation Day on February 6, 2016. See our video and pictures for our day with HackNCraftNJ below.
Want to get in on the action? Here are a few great links to check out with your children: