Bring Your Ideas to MiY
Make It Yourself (MiY) gives residents of all ages access to tools, techniques and hands-on learning experiences that will spark their imaginations and enrich their lives. A particular focus will be given to young people, with the goal of inspiring/nurturing their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). STEM education is increasingly important as students prepare for careers in our 21st century, technology-dependent, global economy. Looking at global technology trends, these learning and "making" experiences are going to be vital for current and future generations.
MiY provides a variety of opportunities for the public to learn new skills, cultivate and prototype new ideas, as well as collaborate with others to create things :
Weekly makerspace open hours Thurs 2:30-4:30pm (and by appointment) when visitors can freely use the space to access information, tools and resources to learn or work projects.
Our annual "Summer of MAKE" intiative which provides children and teens with a stimulating and experience rich environment making STEM based projects and builds.
Monthly and bi-monthly instructor led activities for children, teens and adults
Large-scale family-friendly events such as Art-tronics, Cardboard Challenge, New Jersey Makers Day and our Mini Maker Exhibition
Use of our makerspace, by appointment, for individuals and groups (including meetings, demonstrations and tours)
Piscataway Library has always been a destination for consuming content. Now the library is a place you can go to create, too!
For more information about our MiY makerspace, please contact Doug Baldwin, Head of Technology at email@example.com
Upcoming MiY Programs / Workshops
DISCOVER: Sewing is an adult Makerspace workshop. Classes are trimester long and are designed for continuing participation. There is a limit to (4) students per session to ensure hands on training. Classes are held in FALL (September through December), WINTER (January through April), SPRING (May through August). Winter registration begins Monday, December 16, 2019.
DISCOVER: Sewing 1 (Adults currently enrolled in DISCOVER: Sewing 1)
Friday, January 31 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Reversible Tablerunner)
Friday, February 7 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Fabric, Needle and Thread)
Friday, February 21 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Mason Jar Pincushion)
DISCOVER: Sewing 2 (Adults currently enrolled in DISCOVER: Sewing 2)
Monday, January 27 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Simple Tote Bag - Pt 2)
Monday, February 3 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Zippers)
Monday, February 10 - 10;30 am - 12:30 (Zippered Make-Up Pouch)
DISCOVER: Sewing 3 (Adults currently enrolled in DISCOVER: Sewing 3)
Thursday, February 6 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Fleece Neck Warmer)
Monday, February 24 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Fleece Beanie)
DISCOVER: Sewing 4 (Adults currently enrolled in DISCOVER: Sewing 4)
Thursday, January 30 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Smittens)
Wednesday, February 12 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Fleece Hat - Pt 1)
Wednesday, February 26 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Fleece Hat - Pt 2)
DISCOVER: Sewing 5 (Adults currently enrolled in DISCOVER: Sewing 5)
Thursday, January 30 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Neck Warmer)
Friday, February 7 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Zippered Fleece Vest - Pt 1)
Friday, February 21 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Zippered Fleece Vest - Pt 2)
Welcome! Join fellow beginners and learn how to sew. Classes are small and tailored to student needs. DISCOVER: Sewing is an adult Makerspace workshop. Classes are trimester long and are designed for continuing participation. There is a limit to (4) students per session to ensure hands on training. Classes are held in FALL (September - December), WINTER (January through April), SPRING (May through August). Registration begins Monday, December 16, 2019.
Crochet Club: Join us for crochet and conversation. Enthusiastic crocheters, who are 14 years and older, and at all levels of creativity, are welcome. *Those interested are encourage to bring their own hooks, yarn and project.
The following area available in our MiY Makerspace for use during our open hours :
- Prusa Mk2 3D Printer
- Printrbot Play 3D Printer
- Glowforge 3D Laser Printer
- Silhouette Cameo
- Singer Sewing Machines (including ironing boards and sewing supplies)
- Snap Circuits
- Dash and Dot Robots
- Vex IQ Robotics Kit
- Finch Robots
- BBC Micro:Bits Micro-Controllers
- Makey Makey
- Oculus Go VR Headset
The following are additional resources available upon request for use in our MiY Makerspace :
- Soldering irons
- Japanese hand saws
- Miter saws
- Portable table saws
- Hand tools (hammers, mallots, screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, etc)
- Power drill
- Arduino boards and kits
- Heat press