Gallery: New Jersey’s Inaugural Makers Day Brings Out Thousands

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Gallery: New Jersey’s Inaugural Makers Day Brings Out Thousands
Part of the NJ Makers Day team at the Piscataway Public Library.
Part of the NJ Makers Day team at the Piscataway Public Library.

Organizers of the inaugural New Jersey Makers Day say the numbers are still coming in, but they expect that they beat their original estimate of 5,000 attendees statewide. Over 350 people came to the Piscataway Public Library where I attended, and they seemed to be having a marvelous time.

There were workshops that required registration, like the Balancing Toy Challenge, the Light Up Your Day Motion Sensing Light, and a DIY Light Bulb. At the Piscataway location, volunteers and exhibitors had many other hands-on activities available as well. Creating LED wands and ornaments from pipe cleaners was popular with younger makers, and the Coding Cafe was available for makers age 8 or older to try out coding or 3D modeling.

With about 150 locations throughout the state, there was plenty of opportunity to participate. Each library had some of their own unique content, so depending on which location you attended, your experience varied. The slideshow below is just a sampling from a few locations.

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  2. Sandy Roberts says:

    It was such a fun day! I was at Piscataway, my sister at Belvidere. Everyone had such a great time. My daughters had a blast. I can’t WAIT for next year!

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Andrew Terranova is an electrical engineer, writer and author of How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers. Andrew is also an electronics and robotics enthusiast and has created and curated robotics exhibits for the Children's Museum of Somerset County, NJ and taught robotics classes for the Kaleidoscope Enrichment in Blairstown, NJ and for a public primary school. Andrew is always looking for ways to engage makers and educators.

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