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Maker Depot’s 1st Annual MAKERFEST

Maker Depot

First Annual Makerfest

Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 11 am to 5 pm

Vendors

We’re looking for everyone Maker, DIY, and STEM related to show off their wares and talents at this rain or shine, outdoor event including: DIY, woodworking, robotics, 3D print, laser cutting, crafting, fabrication and more.  We have space for up to 84, generous 10+’ booths. Your first booth is free, and includes tickets for four. Email us with questions on purchasing additional booth space.

Sponsorship opportunities for banners and advertising are also available.

Download your exhibitor application today.  Booths are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Attendees

Tickets available soon through Eventbrite! Advance ticket discounts available through August 27.

Click here to purchase tickets today.

Live demonstrations throughout the day!

Partial exhibitor list:

Habitat for HumanityJackie Stier Copper Creations ♦ GirlznDollz ♦ Rusty Old Man Art ♦ Tesla Science Center  ♦ Tech101KidsArtist So Yoon LymIvy Lane Garden Art  ♦ Twisted Creativity ♦ RoByn Thompson Art  ♦ felt.
JP Leathercraft  ♦ Bloxels  ♦  Printed Solid  ♦ Crooked Teeth Keys ♦ JDroids

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If you didn’t Make it; here’s what you missed!

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Forging Steel

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Adorable Droids and tiny humans.

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Building a 16 foot Canoe

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Toys that are fun, simple, and just a bit dangerous!

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Red hot iron

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Soaring eagles.

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Step-by-Step creation of Action Figures.

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Giant puppets!

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Some really interesting stuff

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And just an amazing day!

Meet the Makers: J. Lexi

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J. Lexi, LLC started as a path to financial freedom; hey that’s the biggest reason people become entrepreneurs!  I wanted to create  something for myself + family that was natural + represented quality + love.  However, J. Lexi is not just about my financial independence + offering you great products to create uncommonly beautiful healthy skin, it is also about giving back, investing in community + finding something bigger than myself that I can contribute to + make a difference in!
Using the bounty of nature we create skin-loving recipes to nourish your hair, face + body! At J. Lexi, LLC we believe ingredients are best as nature created them.   Our holistic natural products are handmade in small batches + contain a combination of fresh, raw fruits, vegetables, , probiotics, fermentation, herbs, botanicals, vitamins, proteins, superfoods, amino acids, milks, creams + more.

Meet the Makers: Towhee LLC

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Maker Faire participants can sign up and form teams to meet an all-terrain challenge course using a stock Towhee ArtTech Kinetic Model A vehicle.

This is not your Dad’s pinewood derby. The challengers will need to test, modify, and race-run their Model A cars over various obstacles and terrain. A hybrid of Formula One and Rally racing, all teams will start with 2 stock ArtTech Model A kit cars — everyone starts with the same box of parts.

From there, teams can order up new parts that will be laser cut on-demand. Teams will be judged on: fastest course speed, design innovation, style, and audience appeal.

Meet the Makers: Marshall Sealy

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At Maker Faire Newark Marshall will be making and repairing brass instruments, making new instruments out of old brass parts from instruments, and repaing several dented and bent brass instruments.
Marshall will also give a performance on newly-made brass wind instruments!

Meet the Makers: Lost Art Lacers

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LOST ART LACERS OF NORTH JERSEY is an organization of lacemakers and lace enthusiasts based in Northwest New Jersey, USA. Our purpose is to preserve the art and craft of lacemaking, to stimulate interest in and appreciation for all facets of the history, the art and craft of lacemaking.

At our Maker Faire the Lost Art Lacers will give demonstrations of the beautiful art of lacemaking as it has been done for centuries. Using bobbins and a pillow, we weave fine threads in a pattern to create an airy textile. View old and new examples of bobbin lace and spend a few minutes to try your hand at this traditional technique.

Meet the Makers: Eillis Eisner

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Art Therapy is the therapeutic use of art making within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma, or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on the art product and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others; cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of art-making.

Ellis Eisner is a professional Art Therapist who has been working in the field since January of 2000. She holds the degrees of: Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Rutgers University, where she graduated with highest honors in 1996, and Master of Arts, (MA) in Art Therapy from New York University, from which she graduated in 1999.

Join Ellis on a creative journey at Maker Faire Newark.

Meet the Maker: Arts Unbound

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Arts Unbound is dedicated to the artistic achievement of people living with disabilities and to the continuing artistic enrichment of seniors. We provide visual arts education and professional development to help emerging artists compete on the retail market. By promoting the work of artists with disabilities and seniors, we center their art-making rather than any impairments and by doing so challenge the stigma associated with disability and aging.

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Meet the Makers: New Jersey Blacksmiths Association

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The New Jersey Blacksmith Association (NJBA), an affiliated chapter of the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of the art and craft of blacksmithing, and to bring both historical and contemporary blacksmithing to the attention of the public. NJBA strives to be an important resource for its members and for the people of New Jersey and the surrounding areas.

The NJBA works to be a valued asset to those interested in blacksmithing. At monthly meetings skills are passed from one smith to another, resources are shared, and an ever-increasing network of smiths forged ever stronger through activities, NJBA serves both, its members and blacksmithing.

Blacksmithing is an integral part of the rich history of the New Jersey area. One goal of the NJBA is to support the efforts of the numerous living history museums in the New Jersey area. The NJBA has been involved with Historic Allaire Village, Orange County Farmstead Museum and many others. The NJBA is committed to building upon the relationships we have made with museums and historical sites. We are always looking to foster new relationships with other locations.

Meet the Makers: Paper Kids

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What is this? It’s a program/club building a friendship and leadership through making Origami for teens. Origami is the paper folding art from Asia and had become popular in the states over the years. And kids in NJ are finding it as a tool to build the friendship as well as a valuable tool to help others who are in needs. Origami is the fundamental tool of making art works but adapting other materials and ideas will broaden one’s mind to see how one connects to the others. Paper Kids is a youth group formed by Kevin Ju, Andrew Qin, Kyle Schubert, Brian Yoon (President), Jimmy Yu, and Daniel Woo who have high prospects to educate and share the fun and building a friendship by making origami. Paper kids donate their works to various places, including hospitals, libraries and groups where other kids can enjoy their works. All members have been teaching community members and other kids how to make Origami through workshops and presentations in the libraries, NJ and NY.