Category Archives: Technology

Meet the Makers: 3D Monstr

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3DMonstr designs and manufactures industrial grade, large format, water-cooled, quad-extruder, 3D printers in its facility in New Jersey.

3DMonstr T-Rex 3D printers currently handle PLA (and derivatives), ABS, HIPS, PVA, Nylon, PET, NinjaFlex, Polycarbonate and Paraffin wax filament. 3DMonstr is planning additional advanced extruders: food grade (chocolate, frosting, cheese), low-temp paste (silicon, clay, ceramics), plastic pellets (PLA, ABS, & others).

The printers come in three sizes:

  • T-Rex-12 (12” x 12 x 12” – 1 cubic foot)
  • T-Rex-18 (18 x 18” x 18” x 18” – 3.375 cubic feet)
  • T-Rex-24 (24” x 24” x 24 – 8 cubic feet)
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Meet the Maker: Wear Works

The world around us is too beautiful to overlook – it’s time to free our eyes from screen based devices and focus on what’s truly important. Look up and see what you’ve been missing. Explore, and find somewhere you never knew existed. Connect, and meet people who want to share in your journey.

Meet the Makers: Brick 4 Kidz

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Brick City Bricks 4 Kidz® is a proud supporter of S.T.E.M. enrichment education. Our enrichment, summer camp and In-School programs are created by professionals active within their respective science fields including engineering, architecture, physics, robotics. They are designed to promote early exposure (ages 3-13) to S.T.E.M. topics in a manner that is designed to be both enlightening and fun. We learn, we build, and we play using LEGO® bricks, gears, motors, remote controls, digital cameras, animation and programming software as the hands-on teaching tools. When a child is learning in ways that appeal to them,their learning is enhanced and the ability to retain information is greater.

Meet the Makers: Craft Unique

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Rapid Prototyping at it’s finest!

Meet the Makers: 5eBoard

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5eBoard™, often referred to as “LEGO for electronics projects,” is a brand new platform for STEM education, DIY projects, and product prototyping.

This new system uses LEGO-like building blocks to construct electronic projects. No soldering is involved and all components can be repeatedly used for either different user groups or projects. The simplicity and flexibility of 5eBoard™ make it suitable to the users at all levels, including K-16 students and professionals.

5eBoard™ education kits are specially designed to reflect the 5E instructional model of teaching and learning. Unlike other products, 5eBoard™ education kits use real-world components in all levels. Therefore, the knowledge gained in the beginner level can be extended to college and beyond.

Engage – Explore – Explain – Elaborate – Evaluate

Meet the Maker: Power Racing Series

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LEARN
Engineering, technology, diversity, and above all imagination are at the core of what we represent. We believe that sharing open source knowledge, tools, and tech among inspired makers of all ages and abilities will unlock the solutions to some of the most difficult challenges we face today. The challenge of creating a working electric vehicle for under $500 encourages progressive use of available technology and inspires our teams to help each other, even in the spirit of competition. Above all else, we believe that anyone with the passion and drive to learn will help lead us into the future.

BUILD
Never welded before? No problem. Not sure which one is the wrench and which one is the screwdriver? We can help you with that. Electronics a mysterious jumble of lights and sounds? Well, it’s time to learn what those lights and sounds do. This is a series made for the motivated beginner. After all, races are more fun when everyone gets to share in our collective fiery mistakes. Queue up your Youtube account with some how-to videos, grab some friends, find the tool kit, invite your niece who’s been playing with Goldie Blox since last summer, buy yourself a full-face helmet, and get to work!

COMPETE
Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids’ ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class. Haul it to one of our many races, the locations of which are detailed below. Put it on the track. Race it with other cars for glory and trophies. Laugh, cry, jump in the air, get sprayed with sparkling cider (I mean, this is an all-ages show), put out a fire or two. Have a literal blast. And do it all while learning, sharing tools and technology with your competitors, and pleasing a crowd full of cheering, adoring fans.

See the racers up close and on the go at the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire!

Meet the Maker: Frank Duggan

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Frank, from Westfield, NJ, is designing and building a computer using 7400 series discrete logic devices, which were popular in the 1960’s. The first iteration was just an arithmetic logic unit with an interface of switches and LED’s. The next step is to create a device that can read instructions from a ROM chip and to give it control over how input and output are handled. The end goal is to create a computer that can  be used to play PONG. Stop by his exhibit to take a closer look!