Maker Day

Thank you for coming!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our first Maker Day a success!

Maker Day promotes STEAM* learning for everyone. Watch an experiment, learn how to code, build with Legos, create a work of art.

Saturday, October 20 from 1-4 pm

The first 50 attendees get a FREE Maker Day t-shirt! Pick up a passport to keep track of your tour then visit stations throughout the library, from the lower level to the second floor. Get a raffle ticket for one of our door prizes.

Maker Day Presenters

  • Fizzing Art - Make a work of art with baking soda paint and then watch it change when you add vinegar
  • Robotics - design, build, program and run a LEGO Mindstorm EV robot
  • Chicago Area Robotics - check out the incredible things robots can do
  • Make a Pencil Box - make a box from start to finish or just stop by to watch and learn
  • Start Coding - learn to use algorithms and flowcharts using Flowgorithm (free software)
  • Fleece Blankets - learn how to make a cozy double-sixed adult size tie blanket
  • Rubik's Cube Mosaic - help make a 400-Rubik's Cube mosaic of Bill Nye throughout the day
  • Binary Necklaces - make a necklace using binary representations of your initials
  • Hand Pedaled Three-wheeler - try different trike models and a wheelchair
  • Wi-Fi Controlled Toy Car - learn how to make a DIY Wi-Fi controlled car through an iPhone app
  • Anyone Can Animate - create a short animated clip
  • Mandalas and Mudras - learn how to calm the mind and body with mandalas and create your own
  • Quilting Squares - try your hand at creating a quilt square pattern
  • Dia de los Muertos Window Decorations - create window decorations to celebrate the Mexican holiday
  • Sepia and Creme Portrait Sketching - learn to trace or draw a sepia and creme portrait
  • Henna Hand Art - watch artists paint hands with henna
  • Newspaper Geodomes - learn how to make geodomes using recycled newspaper
  • Legos - create with Legos and discover what you can make
  • I'm a Maker Badges - decorate your own wearable badge

*STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Art Math