Maker Faire at Union Station showcases magic of creativity – KansasCity.com

“I didn’t know what to expect,” Anita Cockrum said. “We are having a really good time.”

They met a man who is trying to harness energy from the earth so people can “plug in” their homes to the ground. And they spent time talking with another who has created a solar-powered water heater. The Cockrums are going to try to make one of their own.

“There’s a lot of hands-on, practical stuff,” Anita Cockrum said. “A lot of people are willing to share their ideas freely. I like that.”