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August 2017

Virtual Reality Roadshow @ Calvert Library Prince Frederick

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Calvert County Public Library, 850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678 United States
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Free

Join community members of all ages and explore virtual reality in seated and standing experiences on a variety of platforms - Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens and more! Coaches will guide you through the experience, and you’ll meet library staff who can share more about opportunities to go further with VR in your community!

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Air Rockets @ Mayor’s Block Party Event

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
James McHenry EMS, 31 S Schroeder St
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States
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Free

FutureMakers will be at the Mayor's Block Party Event happening at James McHenry Elementary School! Come check out how to explore air pressure in a whole new way! Create a lean and aerodynamic paper rocket that gets launched through the air at blazing speeds using a series of pneumatic machines. Learn how air can be condensed and released to create explosive motion. All projects go home. All ages are welcome. This event will happen rain or shine. We look forward…

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September 2017

Drawbots @ Talbot County Library

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Talbot County Free Library, 100 W Dover St
Easton, MD 21601 United States
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Free

Create a machine that can wiggle and draw!  Use motors, batteries and art materials to create a simple switch and motorized circuit, and construct substantial, whimsical machines that draw on paper. All projects go home. There will be two sessions. The first will run from 4 to 5, and the second will run from 5:30 to 6:30. Please pre-register by contacting the Talbot County Free Library. Caregivers are welcome to join for the second session. All ages are welcome.

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Electric Creature Lab @ Carroll Community College

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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Free

Invent a creature that glows, another that wiggles, and a third creature of your own design. Create circuits with motors and LED lights, and invent a kinetic sculpture that comes alive!  All projects go home! This program is intended for makers between the ages of 6 to 9.

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Hypnotizers @ Talbot County Library

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Talbot County Free Library, 100 W Dover St
Easton, MD 21601 United States
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Free

Create spinning, glowing light machines that hypnotize and amaze! Explore how electricity makes motors move and light emitting diodes illuminate. Participants combine whimsical craft materials and real electronic components to compose inventions that really work! All projects go home. There will be two sessions. The first will run from 4 to 5, and the second will run from 5:30 to 6:30. Please pre-register by contacting the Talbot County Free Library. Caregivers are welcome to join for the second session. All…

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October 2017

Opening Celebration: Tomás Saraceno @ Baltimore Museum of Art

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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Free

Come join FutureMakers at the Baltimore Museum of Art for a fun-filled day of activities for all ages in celebration of their newest exhibit by Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits! Participants of all ages are welcome to create bubble wands that make huge soap bubbles that will amaze onlookers. We'll be located on the front steps outside at the entrance to the BMA most of the afternoon, so please swing by whenever you're available to check out the festivities. Interested in seeing…

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Light Painting @ AACC

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012 United States
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Free

Anne Arundel Community College is hosting a morning of Light Painting! Imagine making a painting using with glowing lights, by moving in space and time! Participants explore LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to invent glowing light brushes, and use their creations in long exposure photos that capture light, color and motion! Each child takes their light brush home, and you receive digital copies of all the light painting photos they create! Families with young makers of all ages are welcome.

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Instant 3D Prints @ DCPL Chevy Chase Branch

October 28 @ 2:30 pm
DCPL – Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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Free

Become a product designer and rapid prototype a robot face! Explore the process of vacuum forming – heating thermoplastic and forming it over a shape with vacuum pressure – to create squishy foam 3-dimensional designs to take home! All projects go home. All ages are welcome, but we ask that parents accompany children younger than 8.

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November 2017

Instant 3D Prints @ Chevy Chase Library

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
MCPL – Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States
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Free

Become a product designer and rapid prototype a robot face at Chevy Chase Library! Explore the process of vacuum forming – heating thermoplastic and forming it over a shape with vacuum pressure – to create squishy foam 3-dimensional designs to take home! All projects go home. All ages are welcome, but we ask that parents accompany children younger than 8.

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Soldering Basics: Light Sculptures @ AACC

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012 United States
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Free

Ever wanted to learn how to solder, but needed some help getting started?  Participants explore basic soldering, safety and circuit building skills, and go home with a three dimensional wire sculpture project that illuminates! This event is intended for ages 9 and up. All projects go home.

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