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How are you celebrating the National Week of Making?

Presidential Proclamation — National Week of Making, 2016

NATIONAL WEEK OF MAKING, 2016

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

The same American spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that has steered our Nation through the industrial and digital revolutions — and led our people to explore the depths of the oceans and the distant planets in our solar system — has enabled us to reimagine our world through new ideas and discoveries. Since our earliest days, makers, artists, and inventors have driven our economy and transformed how we live by taking risks, collaborating, and drawing on their talents and imaginations to make our Nation more dynamic and interconnected. During National Week of Making, we recommit to sparking the creative confidence of all Americans and to giving them the skills, mentors, and resources they need to harness their passion and tackle some of our planet’s greatest challenges.

Today, Americans of all ages have the ability to connect and showcase their creativity through a growing maker movement. Technologies like 3D printing and desktop machine tools are rapidly lowering the costs of production; additional sources of capital such as crowdfunding are reducing barriers to getting started; and the democratization of technology is empowering more makers, helping to boost entrepreneurship and stimulate American manufacturing. Over the last 6 years, we have added over 800,000 manufacturing jobs and introduced next-generation manufacturing hubs. Just as the personal computer and the Internet transformed our Nation over the last several decades, these new opportunities can inspire the next generation of students, innovators, and entrepreneurs to carry forward our legacy of ingenuity.

In 2014, I launched the Nation of Makers initiative to ensure more Americans of all ages and backgrounds have greater opportunities to design, build, and manufacture. My Administration is taking steps to foster “maker mindsets” by promoting skills like creative problem-solving, and to support the development of collaborative maker spaces so aspiring makers and manufacturers can turn their bold ideas into realities. I am proud that so many people across our country have already joined in this effort. Mayors have hosted maker roundtables and town halls; Federal agencies have worked with schools, libraries, recreation centers, and museums to create maker spaces, curricula, and tools to help students learn the design process; and private businesses and other local collaborators have empowered individuals with the entrepreneurial resources and skills they need to launch companies and sell their products.

Together we must continue to expand opportunity for generations to come by working to eliminate the digital divide and reduce existing skill and confidence gaps. We must prepare young people for the jobs of the future by equipping them with the analytical skills needed to solve problems and the computer science and hardware development skills required to power our innovation economy. It is critical that we support the types of hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences — in both formal and informal environments — that students encounter through making, which can help unlock their full potential and ignite their enthusiasm for the careers of tomorrow. That is why we are prioritizing investment in STEM teaching and active learning, expanding access to rigorous STEM courses like computer science, encouraging more opportunities in communities of greatest need, and working to get underrepresented students, including women and minorities, involved to increase diversity in STEM fields.

Across our country, Americans are attending all types of maker events and workshops — from studios in small towns to the streets of our Nation’s capital — to share their incredible inventions and ideas with others and to inspire all of us to join in the creative process. As we celebrate the power of American ingenuity, I invite communities to build on this progress by encouraging citizens to be creators and by working together to ensure that spaces for making are available anywhere Americans live, work, play, and learn. This week, let us turn today’s sketches and dreams into tomorrow’s “Made in America” labels, and let us embrace the audacious spirit of human curiosity that is embedded in our DNA.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 17 through June 23, 2016, as National Week of Making. I call upon all Americans to observe this week with programs, ceremonies, celebrations, and activities that encourage a new generation of makers and manufacturers to share their talents, solutions, and skills.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

BARACK OBAMA

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Meet the Makers: NJ Drone School

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Our New Jersey based drone school for multi-rotor flight will get you building and flying safely in a short amount of time. We offer flight training one-on-one & group lessons and will teach you to build your own multi-rotor. Give us a call or shoot us a email and will help you get started!

Do you love to fly your drone, multi-rotor but hate the building process? We can be of assistance to you. Let us do the building of your next multi-rotor. From building to set-up we are a full service.

We want every student to learn and be a safe pilot. So we care to teach you the latest and with the best methods of instruction. We will patiently teach you skills you need to be successful.

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!

Call For Makers 2016: Extended Through March 25th!

The Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire is a showcase of creativity and innovation in the New Jersey community. The event invites makers (individuals, groups, industries and K-12 to universities) to present their projects that explore DIY (do-it-yourself) thinking, reveal their process and show how materials are pushed to their limits.

Whether it’s science explorations, woodworking, robotics, beekeeping or e-textiles this event will explore it all with the Museum’s art and science collection as the ultimate ‘maker’ examples.

If you have a project that explores DIY, or shows people how they can make things themselves, we’d love to have you apply. If you are a Young Maker under the age of 18, please have your (adult) project mentor submit your project for you.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Here is a list of ideas and projects, but this is just a starting point.

 LEGO Users Groups

 Robotics

 Bee-keeping

 Fabric Arts

 3D Printing

 Pottery

 Composting, recycling

 Gardening

 Model making

 Musical instrument making

 Art cars

 Programming

 DIY Science

 Bicycle groups

 Young Makers groups

 Sewing

 Woodworking

 Game design

 Quilting

 Mosaics

 Cooking class

 Paper airplane making

APPLY NOW

Apply Here!

KEEP UP TO DATE ON THIS EVENT

Twitter: @nwkmakerfaire

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greaternewarkminimakerfaire  

Google +: Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire

Newark Museum: www.newarkmuseum.org

TIMELINE

Call for Makers closes: March 11, 2016, March 25th, 2016

EVENT DATE

Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 11 am – 4 pm

Location: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102 / newarkmuseum.org

Meet the Maker: Home-Made Toy for Girls & Boys

 

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Step back in time with artist John P Chismar as he presents favorite projects constructed from plans drafted by A. Neely Hall in his 1915 book “Home-Made Toys for Girls and Boys”. Projects include toys such as the paper pinwheel, buzz-saw whirligig, the eight-blade windmill with toy jumping-jack, clog-dancer, a home-made toy motor-boat and a toy elevator. You will be transported to simpler times by the “Toy Shocking Machine” when toys utilized “large shocking coils [to] contract the muscles to such an extent that it is impossible to let go of the metal grips until the current has been shut off…” Come join John for some old fashioned pastimes.

Meet the Makers: GlassRoots

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Fire is dangerous, exciting, and fascinating. When controlled, it can create beautiful things. The initiative to learn and the guidance of teachers combine to bring out the best in GlassRoots’ students. In addition to learning how to create glass art, they are taught basic business and entrepreneurial concepts so that they may bring their creations to the marketplace. Through their experience at GlassRoots and with each other, students learn invaluable life skills. Most importantly, students learn self-confidence, and they are forever strengthened by the knowledge that they are capable of creating beautiful works of glass art.”

Click here to learn more and check out GlassRoots at the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire!

CALL FOR MAKERS!

The Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire is a showcase of creativity and innovation in the New Jersey community. The event invites makers (individuals, groups, industries and K-12 to universities) to present their projects that explore DIY (do-it-yourself) thinking, reveal their process and show how materials are pushed to their limits. Whether it’s science explorations, woodworking, robotics, beekeeping or e-textiles this event will explore it all with the Museum’s art and science collection as the ultimate ‘maker’ examples.

If you have a project that explores D.I.Y., or shows people how they can make things themselves, we’d love to have you apply. If you are a Young Maker under the age of 18, please have your (adult) project mentor submit your project for you.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Here is a list of ideas and projects, but this is just a starting point.

 Science workshops

 LEGO Users Groups

 Robotics

 Bee-keeping

 Fabric Arts, Wearables

 3D Printing

 Pottery

 Composting, recycling

 Gardening

 Model making

 Musical instrument making

 Art cars

 Computer Programming

 D.I.Y. Science

 Bicycle groups

 Young Makers groups

 Sewing

 Woodworking

 Game design

 Quilting

 Mosaics

 Cooking class

 Paper airplane making

APPLY NOW! 

KEEP UP TO DATE ON THIS EVENT

Twitter; Facebook  ; Google +Newark Museum 

TIMELINE

Call for Makers closes: March 11, 2016

EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 11 am – 4 pm

LOCATION: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102 

CALL FOR MAKERS 2015- EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 14

CALL FOR MAKERS
Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire
The Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire is a showcase of creativity and innovation in the New Jersey and surrounding communities. The event invites makers (individuals, groups, industries and K-12 to universities) to present their projects that explore DIY (do-it-yourself) thinking, reveal their process and show how materials are pushed to their limits. Whether it’s science explorations, woodworking, robotics, beekeeping or e-textiles this event will explore it all with the Museum’s art and science collection as the ultimate ‘maker’ examples.

If you have a project that explores DIY, or shows people how they can make things themselves, we’d love to have you apply. If you are a Young Maker under the age of 18, please have your (adult) project mentor submit your project for you.

What are we looking for?
Here is a list of ideas and projects, but this is just a starting point. Makers –  amaze, amuse and surprise us!

  • Science workshops
  • Steampunk
  • LEGO Users Groups
  • Robotics
  • Bee-keeping
  • Fabric Arts
  • 3D Printing
  • Pottery
  • Composting, recycling
  • Gardening
  • Model making
  • Musical instrument making
  • Programming
  • DIY Science
  • Bicycle groups
  • Art cars
  • Young Makers groups
  • Sewing
  • Woodworking
  • Game design
  • Quilting
  • Mosaics
  • Cooking class
  • Paper airplane making

Timeline
Call for Makers opens:  January 16, 2015
Call for Makers closes:  March 7, 2015  Extended through March 14, 2015
Makers notified: March 15, 2015

Event Date
Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11am – 4pm.
*Tickets to attend the event are not yet on sale. Check back for ticket sales in February. 

How do I apply?
Click on the “Makers Apply Here” box at the top right corner of this page.

What happens if I am selected?
You’ll receive information about the event schedule, your space, load-in and tear-down times and instructions. You’ll also receive a Participation Agreement, which includes a liability waiver.

More about the Newark Museum

Twitter: @nwkmakerfaire Facebook: www.facebook.com/greaternewarkminimakerfaire Google +: Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire 

See you in 2015!

Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire 2014 was a great success. Check back in early 2015 for the next event date and details. In the mean time, keep on making!

Keep up to date with the Newark Museum at http://www.newarkmuseum.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Newark.Museum
Twitter: @NewarkMuseum

 

Advance ticket sales have concluded

Advance ticket sales have concluded. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event.

Adults $15
Children, Veterans, Seniors $10
Newark residents & College Students with valid ID $5
MEMBERS: FREE