Of all the floats that were entered in the recent Greenbelt Labor Day Parade, the one for Makerspace 125 was the only one whose work in progress I actually saw over the coming weeks until Labor Day. I took a series of photos documenting the making of this parade float.

August 8, 2015

The float was supposed to resemble a steam engine in order to highlight the fact that Makerspace 125 is all about the STEAM movement.

Building the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 8, 2015

The guy in the next photo, Cody, is currently a college student on the West Coast who flew East this summer so he could serve on an internship with NASA. He spent much of his free time at Makerspace 125 and he was very instrumental in getting this float started. Ironically he had to return to the West Coast before Labor Day so he never saw the fruits of his labor rolling down the parade route in person.

Building the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 8, 2015

August 23, 2015

The Makerspace 125 parade float was supposed to be a community building event where members of the local community took park in constructing and painting the float.

Constructing the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 23, 2015

Constructing the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 23, 2015

Constructing the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 23, 2015

Constructing the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 23, 2015

Constructing the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 23, 2015

Constructing the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 23, 2015

Constructing the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 23, 2015

Constructing the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 23, 2015

August 27, 2015

Here’s the last photo I took of the parade float before it was entered in the parade.

Making the Makerspace 125 Parade Float, August 27, 2015

September 7, 2015

Here is what the parade float looked like in the 2015 Greenbelt Labor Day Parade.

At the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade, September 7, 2015

At the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade, September 7, 2015

At the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade, September 7, 2015

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