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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- May 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
- May 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Makerspace - MiY Lab
Open Sew is every 2nd and 4th Thursday's of every month (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm) where visitors can freely use the library's sewing machines to work on ongoing projects.
** Now Accepting new sewing students **
Friday, May 10 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
So Sew Easy: Tablerunner (This is the project workshop for students who are currently enrolled in DISCOVER: Sewing 1)
Friday, May 24 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Makerspace - MiY Lab
Open Hours is every 1st and 3rd Thursday's of each month (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm) and (by appointment) where visitors can freely use the space to access information, tools and resources to work on ongoing projects.
Silhouette CAMEO: Customizing a T-shirt (must bring own t-shirt)
Friday, May 31 - 10:30 pm - 12:30 pm