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Make at the Maker Faire

Highlights from some of our forty maker presenters
* Learn how to hack your old bike
* Make glass beads
* Learn to solder circuits
* Watch 3D printers in action
* Learn about action figure modeling
* Create a Minecraft Redstone Torch
* Explore Japanese woodworking
* Learn about boat building
* Control underwater robots
* Learn how to crochet
Special presentations by NJIT College of Architecture and Design


Nervous System Keynote Speakers

Nervous System
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Art, design, science and technology are the core of the maker movement and few makers represent those aspects more than Nervous System.  Jesse and Jessica will discuss Nervous System’s efforts to revolutionize product design through generative techniques, 3d-printing and interactivity. Along the way, they will take several long detours into the realms of natural pattern formation, simulation, and biology.  The talk will focus on their latest project, Kinematics, a 4D printing technique they created to create complex, foldable forms for 3D printing.

Don’t miss Nervous System or the additional creative makers. Purchase your advance tickets today via Eventbrite.

Advance tickets now on sale

Advance discounted tickets now on sale on Eventbrite
Purchase tickets in advance to secure a discounted price, guarantee your entry and take advantage of ‘express’ entry areas. For more information on attending click on our ‘Attend’ page above.

The Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of creativity and ingenuity in the New Jersey community. The faire invites makers—from woodworkers to beekeepers, from robotics engineers to 3d-printing artists, to present their projects that take DIY thinking to a new level.  Whether they’re presenting a clever new way to make ink, a robotic arm, a robot that can draw or the science behind conductive ink, the Makers at this event will captivate and inspire—all alongside the Newark Museum’s art and science collections acting as the ultimate ‘maker’ examples.

The event is more about show than tell in a fun faire environment. Join demonstrations, participate in hands-on workshops and be inspired by speakers pushing the limits of the art, science and technology. Bring the entire family to New Jersey’s first Maker Faire and find the MacGyver or Martha Stewart in you!

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CALL FOR MAKERS (now closed)
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

Call for Makers opens:  January 16, 2014
Call for Makers closes:  February 14, 2014
Makers notified: February 28, 2014

Event Date
Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10am – 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

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