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Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.

Arduino Boards

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardwar

Cutting Edge Lasers

The laser cutter is probably the most versatile and convenient tool available for any  makerspace

3D Printer Innovation

Low cost, and do it yourself 3D printing is the cutting edge of the on demand, fast prototyping,

Education

Students looking to get involved at school don't have to look far.  Whether it’s a small project with a few friends or a graded assignment due,...

Public Makerspaces

Currently, makerspaces are taking off everywhere, there might even be one near you!  Some makerspaces operate under a mechanic where members pay...

Member Supported

Some makerspaces are supported by membership fees.  These are more common than free, public makerspaces so if you're looking for a makerspace near...

Spotlight

Appropriately nickednamed Headquarters, the Livingston Campus Hackerspace was once the post headquarters for Camp Kilmer during World War II.

Rutgers Hosts HackRU April 12 & 13

Rutgers hosted its fifth HackRU, which is the University’s largest hackathon event. It features tech designers, computer junkies and app developers dedicating 24 hours to creating a wholly new project, such as Party Photobot, which tracks and photographs partygoers. This semester’s incarnation was a milestone before it even began. It was held in the Louis Brown Athletic Center on Livingston campus — a venue that dwarfed the various student centers where HackRU has been held in in the past.

NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ Partner to Launch Makerspace Projects Statewide

The New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, have partnered to launch “New Jersey Library Makerspaces – The Leading Edge,” 

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What are Makerspaces?

Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs and in California - Makerhoods), according to Wikipedia,  are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices.  Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

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