Meet the Makers – Henri Verhoeven


Tell us about yourself.
My name is Henri, I like the colors red and green. I like to play with my porcupine finger puppet. I really like Indiana Jones, I like the movies, I like the LEGO video games, and like like pretending I am Indiana Jones. I like to swim. I have 3 sisters and I really like driving them crazy.

What are you presenting at Maker Faire Milwaukee?
My robot, the coolest thing on the robot is the rocket launcher. It was hard to make, but fun too.


Why is making important to you?
Because it’s fun.

What was the first thing you remember making?
LEGOs with lights on them. I would plug the little lights onto a box that my dad made. We put the lights in a LEGO brick. The police one flashed red and blue with a siren, and the construction light just flashed without a siren.

What have you made that you are most proud of?
Definitely my robot, because it got into Maker Faire.


Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
I would set up my own chemistry laboratory and make experiments that bubble and explode. Maybe I would make a rocket, that sounds pretty cool too.

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