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Lesley Hacks the Dollar Store at Boston Mini Maker Faire


We were thrilled to join over 80 local makers for the first Boston Mini Makerfaire at the Boston Children’s Museum on Saturday, July 23. The Lesley STEAM Team presented “Hack the Dollar Store” – where we invited participants of all ages to rip apart electronics and other items from the dollar store and, using art supplies, battery packs, conductive tape, and recyclables, repurpose the item into a completely new design or purpose.


We had folks turn buzzers into alarmed vaults, hack a string of LEDs into a dazzling rainbow crown, and create an interactive set of bongos out of coffee tins and copper tape.


Thank you to all of the hundreds of children and parents who stopped by to tinker, many of them staying for over an hour pouring their energy into highly creative new devices and designs!