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February 2017
Free

Teen Tech-A-Thon @ DCPL – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
DCPL Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library, 901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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The Labs at DC Public Library are hosting a Teen Tech-A-Thon for Black History Month featuring professionals in the STEAM fields. The Teen Tech-A-Thon seeks to pique African-American and other minority students’ interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) fields. This event will offer a maker fair, interactive workshops, and presentations where youth can engage. Furthermore, the Tech-A-Thon will also empower parents to prepare their children for a future in STEAM. There will also be a special keynote address…

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VR Petting Zoo @ Caroline County Public Library

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market Street
Denton, MD 21629 United States
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Drop in to this Technology Open House and learn all about the technology your local school system and library have to offer.  Hands-on STEM activities, demos of 3-D printers and the library’s Music Lab, and much more!  Refreshments served. FutureMakers will be providing access to a Virtual Petting Zoo at this event. Use a VR device to step into the realm of another reality. Explore a petting zoo with all sorts of animals to play with. Learn about how VR is becoming more…

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Electric Art and Engineering Studio @ Anne Arundel Community College

February 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012 United States
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Design and construct electrified kinetic sculptures, eccentric structures and your own creations in our makerspace. Cut wood, vacuum form plastic, drill, slice foam, add motors and electronics! Event will take place in the Johnson Building. A campus map of Anne Arundel Community College can be found here. For registration, contact Maggie Harris at 410-777-2658

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March 2017
Free

Electric Art Lab @ Northeast Neighborhood Library

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DCPL – Northeast, 330 7th St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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Calling all FutureMakers! Use motors, LEDs, batteries and simple circuitry to invent an artwork project that moves and comes alive. All projects go home. All ages welcome, but please bring an adult with kids 8 and younger. Meet in the Lower Level Meeting Room.

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Light Painting Lab @ Open Works

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Calling all FutureMakers! Participants will explore how light can be used to illuminate, uncover, and express ideas in space and time at this Light Painting Lab. Create a glowing light "brush", and create a light painting using digital photography at Open Works. For ages 6 to 11. Pictures can be emailed home!

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Family Light Painting Workshop @ Open Works

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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FutureMaker families are welcome to our light painting lab at Open Works. Participants will explore how light can be used to illuminate, uncover, and express ideas in space and time at this Light Painting Lab. Create a glowing light "brush", and create a light painting using digital photography. All ages are welcome. Pictures can be emailed home!

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Electronics Essentials Workshop @ Woodridge Branch Library

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCPL Woodridge Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE
Washington, DC 20018 United States
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Design and construct machines that rely on basic components of electronics. Use lights, switches, and circuits to create eccentric structures and your own creations. Turn on lights by learning about positive and negative energy and controlling how these creations function. All ages are welcome to join.

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Light City @ The Inner Harbor

March 31 - April 9
Rash Field, 201 Key Hwy
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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Paint with light and write invisible messages to your friends at Light City! FutureMakers will be hosting a station in Mini Light City where participants can come to experience different ways to use light to create amazing things. Using a long-exposure camera, use a light wand to paint through the air. A picture of your creation can be emailed or texted to you. All ages are welcome to come and explore these activities with our coaches. FutureMakers will be on…

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April 2017
Free

Electric Art Lab @ Georgetown Neighborhood Library

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DCPL – Georgetown, 3260 R St. NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Calling all FutureMakers! Learn about positive and negative energy while exploring the foundation of electrical engineering to create something amazing. Use motors, LEDs, batteries and simple circuitry to invent an artwork project that moves and comes alive. All projects go home. All ages welcome.

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How Animals Work @ Petworth Library

April 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
DCPL – Petworth, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States
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The Zoo meets the Makerspace!  Build a simple machine based on a real, living snake - that you can see and touch. This inspiring, hands-on experience shows how animal bodies are designed and function. Everyone goes home with an invention inspired by snake skeletons and musculature, and stories about their experience with a living creature! This program is geared towards kids and teens (ages 6+).

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