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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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New Jersey Educators create Hands-On Coding


 

In January of 2016, President Obama announced his bold “Computer Science for All” initiative.  This plan calls for all students across the country to learn computer science. Myself, Marcos Navas and Joann Presby recently launched an Indiegogo Campaign that supports this initiative.  Our campaign is two-fold; to provide Hands-On Coding Block manipulatives along with a Book Series that bridges the gap between Computer Science and Literacy. The goal of our Coding Blocks is to help Computer Science become pervasive in the lives of all children.  

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: 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: 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: NJIT College of Architecture + Design

 
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The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) is comprised of School of Architecture and School of Art + Design. The College offers undergraduate degrees in architecture, digital design, industrial design and interior design as well as graduate degrees in architecture, infrastructure planning, and urban systems. The College of Architecture and Design is a comprehensive Design School located in a comprehensive research university. By studying design here, you will have ample opportunities for cross-pollination of ideas and interdisciplinary interaction. NJIT offers 126 degree programs through six professional schools and colleges. You can double major, design an interdisciplinary major, opt for an accelerated bachelor’s or master’s degree program, and cross-register at nearby schools such as Rutgers University–Newark.

Meet the Makers: The Great Fredini’s Scan-A-Rama 3D!

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Scan-A-Rama 3D is a portrait studio for the 21st century! Stop by our booth to get 3D scanned on the Scan-O-Tron 3000, our open source 3D scanning rig and get your very own 3D printed statue of you, your family or a loved one!

Don’t Just Stand There. Get Scanned There!

Meet the Makers: Project SunScope

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Since 1981, the North Jersey Astronomical Group has sponsored many activities for the public in Northern New Jersey, including weekly Telescope Nights and a monthly lecture series in the spring and fall plus special events. Tens of thousands of people have discovered the wonders of the Universe through our telescopes!

Which stars will be on view during the Maker Faire? The Sun, of course!