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Annual Makers Day event returns March 23

NJMakersDaylogoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will participate in the Fifth annual New Jersey Makers Day on Saturday, March 23. This event will give people of all ages an opportunity to participate in maker-related activities and collaborative projects from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Main Library’s Teen Makerspace and meeting room, both located on the second floor. The day’s activities will include:

Green Screen Photoshop Booth (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — Participants will be photographed in front of the green screen and choose which background they want Photoshopped behind them. Participants will have the option of having their photo e-mailed to them.

Demonstration Tables (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — Learn about the technology and tools that are available in the Makerspace, including: 3D printer, sewing machine, silhouette cutter, button maker, crocheting and more.

DIY Projects (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — Participants will have an opportunity to work on DIY projects, including an LED light activity.

Snapology Table: Game Bots (2 to 3 p.m.) — Calling all gamers! Have a blast creating robotic games. Learn about gear ratio, sensors, programming and pulleys. Whether creating a robotic hockey player, pinball machine, or a ring toss, have fun building, learning and playing.

Since the Atlantic City Library Makerspace opened in 2014, local teens have been invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It.” The Makerspace features a variety of technology and tools, including a 3-D printer, digital audio recording, photography and video equipment, robotics, sewing machine and fiber arts, and more.

NJ Makers Day is a statewide event that celebrates and promotes maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM-based learning.

Learn more about NJ Makers Day by visiting njmakersday.org or calling (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050.