If a new piece of technology or an amazing invention had all the bells and whistles, it no doubt featured at Maker Fest on Friday.
Students got up close to and enjoyed hands-on experiences with a wide range of modern technology at sessions and workshops at the Warrnambool campus of South West TAFE.
The Maker Fest is an initiative of local schools, South West TAFE and Warrnambool City Council giving regional primary and secondary students the opportunity to present science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) activities and inventions in a unique way outside of the classroom.
The free event at was open to everyone and included interactive workshops by inventors and makers, demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies and hands-on activities for children and adults.
Students from across the region had the opportunity to explore state-of-the-art technologies and modern inventions.
There was activities with robots, drones, billy carts, virtual reality, pottery, marbles, wind tubes and green screens.
Students of all ages also participated in bridge building, conductors, 3D printing, 3D projections, prosthetic limbs, stop-motion animations, bicycle games, craft including knitting and water demonstrations.
Warrnambool artist Megan Nicolson showcased her fishing rope vessels made from rope she found on south-west beaches.
She started making the stunning functional art pieces as she didn’t want the rope to end up in landfill.