New Jersey has always been known as a state of great technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and immense talent. This tradition is celebrated during the 3rd annual  New Jersey Makers Day. This Saturday, March 25th, there will be displays, demonstrations, and hands on activities in communities throughout the state. These programs are meant to celebrate maker culture in New Jersey. Local community organizations have come up with their own programming to help promote active learning and an innovative spirit amongst residents. Spend time with your family this Saturday doing something educational and fun! There are many places throughout Somerset and Morris Counties that are participating in the day.

 

Bernards Township Library (32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Makers Day Drop In Craft - Participants of all ages will create and test their own handheld catapult.

10:30 am - 2:30 pm - Makers Showcase - See exhibits featuring vintage and new gadgets and technology and visit with local makers.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  - Teen Augmented Reality - Create your very own augmented reality experience!


Bridgewater Township Library Branch (1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - 4-H Robotics Club Demonstration - All ages will learn more about Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots and programs from this demonstration by the 4-H Robotics Club.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Create an Altered Book - Use your creativity and the materials provided to understand and make your own altered book.


Hillsborough Library Branch (379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Makers Day Fair - You will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of hands on activities, including a DIY phone speaker stand, a community loom, optical illusion art, snap circuits, and more. Also, do not miss the numerous informative demonstrations that range in topics from cooking to computer programming.


Peapack & Gladstone Library Branch  (1 School Street, Peapack)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Make Your Own LED Pop-Up Card - Create the perfect holiday or special occasion card with a twist. The card you make will pop-up and have LEDs! Have the opportunity to get creative while learning more about circuits. This activity applies the elements of STEAM. Prior registration is required and can be done online HERE.


Warren Township Library Branch (42 Mountain Boulevard, Warren)

11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Family Makers Fair Fun - Prove you have what it takes in the gingerbeard house challenge and marshmallow tower challenges. Have the opportunity to work on basket weaving, jewelry making, origami, and tissue paper flowers. Watch demonstrations about 3D Printers and Arduino & Raspberry Pi.


The Children's Museum of Somerset County  (120 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Makers Day! - Enjoy hands on activities and the main event, the Nerdy Derby race!  

 

 

Photo Credit: NJMakersDay.org