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Mediatech Announces the 2nd Annual NJ Makers Day.
Calling all inventors, makers, programmers, creators and crafters…. We want you!
Falling eggs, flying drones, old engines and electric circuits will once again fill Mediatech, as part of the 2nd Annual NJMakers day.
\Located in at 118 Main Street in the second floor of the Flemington Free Public Library, the festivities are part of the statewide NJ Makers Day celebration (www.njmakersday.org) taking place simultaneously in libraries across the entire state.
The agenda has been expanded for this year, with activity stations and talks starting Friday evening, March 18 from 5 to 9, and continuing into Saturday, March 19 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Volunteers are needed to supervise children and run the activity stations… if you’d like to help, please fill out a form found at the from desk of the Flemington Library. Talks will include Getting Started with MIT’s Scratch programming language. Stations are first come, first served, and will include:
Egg Drop (no yoke). Can you make a structure that can protect a raw egg from a 30 foot drop down the Mediatech staircase? And if you can’t, can you help clean up the mess?
Make an Electric Motor, LED light, or an Air Racer. Using donated supplies from Pitsco Education, Tinker Crate and Soldering Sunday, see if you can make a working motor, light. Note: Small parts, and some soldering required. Children must leave projects behind for the next child. Mediatech, 10-up
Fly a drone. We have a small indoor quadcopter that will make a good flying experience. This station will be open as long as the drone lasts. Ages 12-up.
Program a Robot. Mediatech’s collection of Ozobots, Dash and Dot and Sphereo robots will be available for programming. Can you make it through a maze? For ages 7-up.
“Breaker Day” — Dissect old electronics to see how they work. Please bring basic tools (screw driver, adjustable wrench, pliers and safety goggles) along with interesting gadgets to dissect. Non toxic materials only. Parents must supevise their children. For ages 6-up.
DiY Lightbulb – We’re just 30 miles from where Edison made the first light bulb. Can you repeat history with the supplies provided? We’ll show you how. Ages 7-up
Spirit of St. Louis Flight Simulator. Try to take off and land Charles Lindbergh’s famous plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, using a realistic flight simulator. This is the same simulator that we use to repeat the flight, in realtime, every summer. In Mediatech 8-up
Google Cardboard Demo. Download a free app and use your smart phone (iOS or Android) to put your head inside a virtual world. We have four sets. A smartphone is required. Go to Google Play or iTunes and download one of the free “Google Cardbard” apps. Ages 6-up
Osobots. Program small rolling robots by drawing colored lines. (until 3 PM) Mediatech 8-up LittleBits. Snap together magnetic circuits, to activate motors, lights or sensors. Mediatech 7-up.
3D Printer Demonstration. Watch a 3D printer in operation, and learn how one works. For all ages (note — hot parts, and not all children will be able to take something home due to the slow printing speed).
Other arts and crafts experiences will be available in the library, led by Debbie Moore, Flemington Free Public Libraries Children’s Librarian. Downstairs in the children’s area. Ages 3-5
There is no admission cost and everyone is welcome although donations to Mediatech (a free, public non-profit) are greatly appreciated. Note that participants may be photographed or videotaped.
If you’d like to be a Named Sponsor for one of the activity sessions (sponsors will get their logo show in an 8.5 by 11 inch display) please contact us.