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Jersey Shore Makerfest 2017

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Toms River Schools Arena

1425 Old Freehold Road

Toms River, NJ 08753

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The Jersey Shore Makerfest was founded by Toms River Regional Schools in 2015 and has drawn over 8000 attendees and more than 200 makers. It is held in their 3500-seat arena and adjacent spaces in Toms River High School North. Makerfest includes:

  • a 3000-square foot makerspace, where creative minds of all ages can play-work with a variety of tools and materials
  • 75 “booths” organized by students, educators, and community members who consider themselves makers offering hands-on, interactive experiences that reflect the mission of their school or organization.
  • 20-minute inspirational EdTalks
  • 1-hour workshops in our LearningSpace and BuilderSpace
  • robotics demonstrations and competitions in our Roborena (aka main gymnasium)

New this year: the Jersey Shore Hackathon and the Toms River United Sustainability Team Green Fair, to take place concurrently with Makerfest.

Participants have joined us from around the tri-state area, from cooks to floral designers, from hobbyists to professionals, from fruit computer companies to Rutgers University professors to public school students and teachers. Model trains and 3D printers mix with insects, lasers, and clothes made of paper. You can learn to control a robot (before they control us!), find out how to do kitchen science, spin with wool, or fly a drone. At Makerfest, experiencing is believing!

If it's free, why should I register?

Thanks to generous sponsors who cover the costs of set up, equipment, and materials (and sometimes competition prizes), our event is free to both attendees and makers. Pre-registration helps us estimate our attendees so we know how many sponsorships we need to cover costs. It will also allow us to contact you with information leading up to the event. We will never take advantage of your contact information by sending excessive messages unrelated to the event nor share that information with anyone else!

In addition, once you register you can print your own ticket; bring that ticket to Makerfest and turn it in at our ticket booth to enter to win one of ten robot package prizes!

For more information, go to http://jerseyshoremakerfest.org

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