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Mini Maker Faire comes to Newark Museum

NEWARK N.J. – The Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, a celebration of creativity and ingenuity in and around New Jersey, will take place Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark.

Makers from Tech Startups to Public Schools, from metalsmiths to wearable technology designers will present their projects that take DIY thinking to a new level.  Whether it be a clever new way to build a robot, an old-school computer or a 3D model, the makers at this event will captivate and inspire alongside the Museum’s art and science collections, which are the ultimate maker examples.

The event is more show than tell in a fun faire environment. Join demonstrations, participate in hands-on workshops and be inspired by speakers pushing the limits of art, science and technology.

Makers from across the Tri-state region will demonstrate;

Perspective drawings from Project Lead the Way.
Watch a Power Racing Competition of working electric vehicles made for under $500.
Learn to solder, program, and make circuits with Fair Use Building and Research (FUBAR) Labs.
Delight in old fashioned toys by artist John P. Chismar.
Examine a homemade computer by Frank Duggan.
Join GlassRoots for flameworking technique demonstrations.
Taste the creations Newark’s own Harvest Table and Burger Walla.
Talk shop with the student builders of NJIT’s Baja Car.
Build and Race rubber band cars with Towhee Co. and JC Fablab.
To learn about additional Makers and their demonstrations, and for ticket information and prices visit the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire website at http://makerfairenewark.com. Advance tickets available through April 29, 2016.

The 11th annual Film and Video Screening’s final night will take place after the Maker Faire wraps up. Filmideo is a yearly event celebrating the great diversity and work of independent filmmakers and video artists from around the globe. Screenings take place from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Index Art Center, 237 Washington St. Newark, N.J. For information, email  index.gallery@gmail.com or call 862.218.0278.

The PSN Family Charitable Trust is the lead sponsor of the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire. Additional support has been provided by Cognizant. Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.


Maker Faire is the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth! A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Makers range from tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists and garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow the community.


MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.








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