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All roads led to Mini Maker Faire in Pasco

SHADY HILLS - Some spectators traveled more than four hours to attend the Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire on Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, near Hudson. Elizabeth Adair, 13, came from Citrus Park with her family. The long ride from Delray Beach didn’t deter Isaac Uchimura, 9, and his dad Scott. Billed as the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth,” the event is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.
One popular booth display featured KenBots, figures made out of recycled electronic and automotive parts by Ken Swallow of Holiday. Sheldon the robot was built by a team of seven people, including Marissa Schiereck, 15, of Northdale, who helped program the aluminum machine and demonstrate its skills. Equipped with an NXT Motor, Sheldon was one of three robots. Elizabeth Adair, 13, of Citrus Park, took her turn drawing pictures to illustrate the never-ending “Thinkamingo,” an add-on story.
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