The first RVA MakerFest at the Science Museum of Virginia was a very busy time. Since this was about “making” we emphasized how hams have been making things for about a century. On one side of the table was a Panavise, a prototype board, oscilloscope, DMM, soldering station, parts, etc. On the other side were tiny SDR receivers connected to computers like the tiny Raspberry Pi and Windows and Linux laptops.
At mid-day over 4,000 people had visited. I’ll find out later how large it really got. All I know that those of us staffing the Richmond Amateur Radio Club table hardly had time to sit down. We had 100 cards printed and had 17 left at the end, I was knee-walking by the end!
Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU