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The Inaugural Tech Stroll

Ting: Makerspace

What a fantastic turnout!

We had a such great time at Westminster’s first Tech Stroll last weekend. As a sponsor, we enjoyed the opportunity to show off some tech toys like our 3D printer, CNC router and laser engraver, which will be available when we open Ting Makerspace: Westminster later this year. We also appreciated the chance to get to know our friendly neighbors a little better, so thanks for stopping by!

What’s a Tech Stroll?

The Tech Stroll is a family-friendly event showcasing the amazing technology at work right here in our community. This year was a huge success! There were interactive virtual displays, robots, toys and games like Catapult Cornhole and Big Jenga. Here’s a quick overview of some of the participants and what they had to offer during this year’s event.

Kohn Creative & Carroll Magazine

Kohn Creative and Carroll Magazine offered tours of their state-of-the-art print shop. Inside, they were giving demonstrations of their laser cutter, UV flatbed, and eco-solvent printer. Outside, you could see a demo of a drone in flight!

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InfoPathways and Freedom Broadband

InfoPathways was giving a behind-the-scenes tour of their Network Operation Center to show how people use data on the Internet. They were glad to answer questions about smart home/office technologies.

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Tomlin Technology

Tomlin Technology was plugging people into the Matrix using the Occulus Rift (a virtual reality device), which was powered by a Projected Force PC.

Occulus Rift

The Westminster Branch Library

There was so much to see and do at the public library, we wouldn’t even know where to begin. The kids knew though, and jumped right in!

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Career & Tech Center

Students and educators from the Career & Tech Center were on hand to give demonstrations of their virtual welding machine, which gives students hands-on practice with different types of welds.

Run Moore

Those who stopped by Run Moore were able to see how technology is used to suit up runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts with the perfect shoe. There was also a demo on how they use technology to track and manage runs and races.

Let’s do it again!

Many thanks to all those in the community who participated in our first Tech Stroll. It was such a fun and inspiring event that we’re already excited about the second annual Tech Stroll next year!

Did you attend the event last weekend? If so, what was your favorite part of the stroll? Let us know in the comments below.

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