Greater Newark Mini-Maker Faire

Greater Newark Mini-Maker Faire

Date(s): April 30, 2016 at 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Newark Museum

Cost: $3-20

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Makers — from Tech Startups to Public Schools, from metalsmiths to wearable technology designers — will present their projects that take DIY thinking to a new level.  Whether they are presenting a clever new way to build a robot, an old-school computer or a 3D model, the Makers at this event will captivate and inspire—all alongside the Museum’s art and science collections, which are 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 art, science and technology.

Makers from across the Tri-state region will be on hand; activities and demonstrations include:

Learn about perspective drawings from Project Lead the Way.
Watch a Power Racing Competition of working electric vehicles made for under $500.
Learn to solder, program and make circuits with Fair Use Building and Research (FUBAR) Labs.
Delight in old fashioned toys by artist John P. Chismar.
Examine a homemade computer by Frank Duggan.
Join GlassRoots for flameworking technique demonstrations.
Taste the creations Newark’s own Harvest Table and Burger Walla.
Talk shop with the student builders of NJIT’s Baja Car.
Build and Race rubber band cars with Towhee Co. and JC Fablab.

To learn about additional Makers and their demonstrations, visit the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire website at

Advance tickets are available through April 29th and include general Museum admission. Maker Faire ticket prices: Museum member adult -  $3 advance, $5 at the door; Museum member child, senior and veteran  – free, $2 at the door;  $7; Newark residents and college students with valid ID – $3 advance, $5 at the door; adult - $15 advance, $20 at the door; child, veteran and student - $8, $12 at the door; children under 2 – free at all times.

For more ticket information, visit the web site at Stay informed by following the Museum’s Maker Faire Facebook page at or on Twitter at @nwkmakerfaire.

The 11th Annual Film and Video Screening’s final night will take place after the Maker Faire wraps up. Filmideo is a yearly event that celebrates the great diversity and work of independent filmmakers and video artists from around the globe. Screenings take place from 6-10 pm at Index Art Center, 237 Washington St. Newark, NJ. For information, email or call 862.218.0278.

The PSN Family Charitable Trust is the lead sponsor of the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire. Additional support has been provided by Cognizant.

Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

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