Young Makers Jessi Langager (15) and Joshua Langager (13) are two of our most popular Makers, and they’re returning this year with a new project! We can hardly wait to welcome them back.
What are you bringing to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this year?
We will be doing demos of our NXT robot which is a buildable and programmable robot. We will showcase how it gets programmed on the laptop, showing how it moves and turns, and fun things you can build and program with it.
What is your favourite part about being an exhibitor at the show?
We get to teach kids about robotics and we loved the “like stickys” last year, all the awesome displays- 3D printers, the Titanaboa robot……The toughest part was leaving and waiting another year to come back.
How else does the passion for making manifest in your life? Where does it come from?
We have always being very creative; we love to build things. Our mom finds competitions, events, fun programs for us and dad has trained and pushed us to practice everyday our robotics so this year he helped us get a gold medal. He has been our robotics coach.
You’re among the youngest Makers at the show this year – what’s that like?
We love the attention and we can teach kids better because we are kids.
Have you been a maker your whole life? What’s your earliest memory of making ?
We both love drawing Pokémon, Mario kart, and playing minecraft- creating lots of worlds. Joshua started composing his own songs at 18 months old about his favourite toys.
Who’s your favourite Maker? Other than yourself.
Titanoboa is the most fun coolest robotic snake we have ever seen!!!
Who or what inspires you to keep on making, even when your project falls to pieces?
Our dad pushed us to practice a lot and it can be frustrating when a program doesn’t work properly but we stop and try again- we have learned to get along better, to not argue or get mad at each other, we make a really focused and relaxed team and our mom got a ton of complements from the judges of the competition this year, she was so proud.
What is it about Maker Faire It that attracts you as an exhibitor? What are you looking forward to the most?
It’s fun being there showing off our talents as programmers and it’s so much fun to look around at all our neighbours and all the cool things they’re doing.
Don’t miss the Langager booth at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this year! You’ll find them in the tech zone at the north end of the Forum.