Category Archives: Makers

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: Greater Newark Conservancy

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Greater Newark Conservancy invites makers to join us in growing a greener Newark. From community gardens to greenhouse hydroponics, community members are taking part in learning about, growing, and making healthy food. At our urban environmental education center green makers of all ages participate in hands-on, inquiry based environmentally themed programs. Two urban farms produce abundant harvests in the heart of the city that Newark Youth Leadership Project (NYLP) teens market through our Youth Farm Stand and Membership.

Learn more about Hydroponic Gardening at the Faire!

Meet the Makers: Gridlink Systems

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Because electricity is in high demand, realistically we need to triple grid capacity over the next 30 years by both energy efficiency and generation or face grid instability. We are failing to do so, therefore inevitably the grid will become unstable.

Systems selling power to Utilities without energy storage can not operate in blackouts and the utility grid is becoming more volatile

 The cost to upgrade these systems is very high because with current technology, it’s necessary to take out and destroy existing components such as inverters and wiring to accomplish the modification.

 Current technology does not exist that can effectively provide a perfect universal upgrade of low cost energy storage to these existing “grid tie” (power plants that sell to utility) systems without enormous expense.

Additionally no one has ever made a micro 230W solar battery backup system that was also a grid tie.

Thanks to Gridlink Systems new technology we can upgrade virtually any grid tie system to battery backup for as little as $2000 in material costs- thousands, even tens of thousands less than our competitors.

 

Meet the Makers: Cyprus Maker Community

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Cyprus Maker Community is a Livingston based maker community dedicated to extending the maker movement outside STEM. We are geared towards both children and adults, with a large following in both high schools as well as from professionals in the field. We believe one of our greatest accomplishments has been extending ourselves to athletes and those not involved in the STEM community. We pride ourselves in our award winning Robotics team, which participates in worldwide competitions such as FIRST; we’ll be exhibiting one of our designs here as well!

Learn to control and drive their robots at Maker Faire Newark!

Meet the Makers: Sparkle Labs

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Merging our love of new technology and old-fashioned fun, we develop hi-tech, hi-touch toys and environments to engage children and adults in the workings of the world. With several new lines of eco-friendly electronic and non-electronic products, we continue to provide thoughtful, interactive experiences to a market of curious consumers. Sparkle Labs’ concepts have been recognized by media outlets I.D. Magazine and AIGA and at international exhibitions such as Ubicomp, the Gwang-ju Design Biennale (Korea) and the International Art and Science Exhibition (China). Sparkle Labs is a frequent Make Magazine contributor whose work is featured in the recent book The Best of Make.

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 Makers: The Future Project

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Our country is uninspired, unfulfilled, and losing hope.

America is supposed to be a place of possibility. But amid major challenges, we’ve become more pessimistic than ever before. Worst of all, millions of young people are growing up hopeless and disengaged, without the belief or the skills they need to lead in the 21st century.

The Future Project works with schools to unlock the limitless potential of every young person in this country.

Meet the Makers: Makerhoods

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The Makerhoods© concept is rooted in the fact that well over half the businesses in the US today are home based business and that such employment will likely grow in the future. To harness and amplify this trend, the built environment must be developed to offer spatial work and housing options in a way that is sustainable ecologically and economically.

Our organization is developing affordable places where makers can live and work that encourage new businesses to flourish. Makerhoods© is an urban planning and economic development strategy that unleashes micro-entrepreneurs to strengthen communities through affordable live/work accommodations. Classic living above the shop settings provide street-level commercial workshops and apartment living for Shopkeepers, “Makers” and Creatives in compact walkable urban neighborhoods.