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New Jersey Makers Day at Liberty Science Center Hosted by DEFCON 201 on March 10th

DEFCON 201DEFCON 201 wrote 03/09/2018 at 20:30 • 9 min read • Like

Date: March 10th, Saturday

Time: 9:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Location: Liberty Science Center (Liberty State Park 222 Jersey City Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07305)

Libery Science Center Link: https://lsc.org/explore/today/makers-day

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800047896737234/

DEFCON 201 is proud to announce that on March 10 we urge everyone in the Hudson County and surounding NYC-NJ area to attend our NJ Makers Day festival at the Liberty Science Center!

New Jersey Makers Day is a statewide celebration of making and maker culture that takes place every March in the Garden State. The primary goal is to enhance community engagement and facilitate connections among New Jersey residents by exploring new and interesting opportunities for community-wide education, entrepreneurship and hands-on learning experiences.

During this statewide celebration of all kinds of makers, the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City will host maker groups with a wide range of specialties: LEGO robotics, internet security, coding for fun, retro tech from the 1950s to 1990s, a Bitcoin ATM machine, and more.

Make a picture frame, learn to fix a bike, compose an original 8-bit digital tune. It’s a full day of hands-on fun!

::LIST OF VENDORS:


ARRL NNJ

:..>Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs.

:..>http://nnj.arrl.org/

BelcoBTM  :..> BelcoBTM is a Cryptocurrency Kiosks company in USA, offering Bitcoin vending services to local customers. Our Cryptocurrency kiosks support Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum.

:..>http://belcobtm.com/

Bike JC

:..>Bike JC is a citizen-based advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets safe and welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting traffic law enforcement, bicycle lane creation, additional bicycle rack placement, education, and group rides.

:..>http://bikejc.org

Brickz 4 Kids

:..>Bricks 4 Kidz® is devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, and we play with LEGO® Bricks. Classes are designed to teach the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, built around our proprietary model plans, created by engineers and architects.

:..>https://www.bricks4kidz.com/

Code Advantage

:..>At CodeAdvantage, we give kids a fun and interactive environment to learn, create, and master technology skills they often do not get at school — skills that will be critical to success in the future. Coding helps develop critical reasoning, logical thinking, and creative expression — it will be used in almost every field across STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

:..>https://www.codeadvantage.org/

FatCat Fab Lab

:..>Fat Cat Fab Lab is a Not-For-Profit-Corporation makerspace in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood.

:..>https://www.fatcatfablab.org/

HugMatch

:..>HugMatch is an interactive toy developed for children aged 2–5, specifically focusing on the experience of visually impaired children, during the time the senses of hearing and touch are most stimulated for development.

:..>http://hugmatch.com/

MakerBar

:..>MakerBar is a volunteer hacker collective with a shared space located in Hoboken, New Jersey. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, teach and build community. We use our collection of knowledge and skills to teach classes in a variety of subjects from 3D Printing, Robotics, Circuit Design, Web Development; Chocolate Making and more!

:..>http://makerbar.com/

Move38

:..>Move38 seeks to delight hands, challenge minds, and inspire curiosity. We believe we learn best when at play, and that our play shapes who we are. We’re creating a new kind of tabletop game, Blinks, with components that think for themselves, talk to each other, and come alive under your fingertips.

:..>https://move38.com/

Museum of Interesting Things  :..>The Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity — learning from the past to invent a better future.

:..>http://museumofinterestingthings.org/

TechnoChic

:..>TechnoChic Tech-Craft Kits provide resources, inspiration and supplies for crafters to explore technology and techies to explore craft. Each tech-craft kit makes a project that is easy to learn and fun to share! TechnoChic kits are most popular with smart, crafty girls age 8–12, but we’re proud that our customers include the greater arts & crafts market — including all ages and genders.

:..>https://technochic.net/

TOOOL (The Open Organisation of Lockpickers)

:..>The mission of the Open Organisation Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and by publicly discussing our findings we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.

:..>https://toool.us/

Vintage Computer Festival

:..>Vintage Computer Federation is a user group for people who collect and restore historic computers. We’re a 501(c)3 non-profit. We evolved in autumn 2015 from the DNA of related groups. Vintage Computer Federation exists to enable hobbyists and spread knowledge of the history of computing.

:..>http://vcfed.org/wp/

Zaniac Learning

:..>Zaniac is the go-to after school and summer camp STEAM-enrichment center for parents who want to give their children an academic edge and 21 st century skills for a better future. Zaniac is the go-to after school and summer camp STEAM-enrichment center for parents who want to give their children an academic edge and 21 st century skills for a better future.

:..>https://www.zaniaclearning.com/

::MAKERLAB WORKSHOPS SCHEDUEL::


10:00 AM

Hackers 101: All The Questions You Wanted To Ask Hackers But Were Too Afraid To Ask

:..>Lab 1

:..>By DEFCON 201

:..>BYO Learning Aides: None

:..>Hacking. It’s a loaded word with many different meanings to various people through the ages. Who are these people? Are they real? Are they the good guys or bad guys? What are their motives and do they have a culture? In this intearctive roundtable for all ages, a selection of hackers at the hacker collective, DEFCON 201, will go over their history, community, achivements and goals to expand and help the Hudson County area. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in interactive visual aides and the remaining 20 to 30 minutes will be a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) for our pannelists from the audience.

11:00 AM

FamiCompose! Make Chiptune Music With FamiTracker

:..>Lab 1

:..>By DEFCON 201

:..>BYO Learning Aides: Laptops with Windows XP

:..>Ever wanted to make true-to-life 8-bit music? Interested in tracker format music? Join us as we walk you through the essentials of making music on authentic ’80s gaming hardware — the NES! (Or, Famicom, as it’s known in Japan.) Composition and tracker-music experience a plus, but not a requirement — all are welcome!

Exploring Locks with Bianca and TOOOL

:..>Lab 2

:..>By TOOOL NJ

:..>BYO Learning Aids: None

:..>Door locks and padlocks are two items most people are familiar with as they have been used for decades to protect and secure our homes, yards and lockers. Have you ever wonder how such a simple device keeps people out? And have you ever wonder how you can test your own locks to see if they will actually keep people out? Join supergenious DEFCON 201 superstar Bianca (@BiaScilab) and the amazing lock masters at TOOOL as they give an hands on intro the the wide world of locksport and the various ways to keep your physical valueables secure!

Gridning Your Gears: Learn the Componants of Bicycles

:..>Lab 3

:..>By Bike JC

:..>BYO Learning Aides: None

:..>Invented in the early 1800s, bicyles have developed alongside global human history in providing a eco-friendly, healthy and simple way for humans to travel long distances easier. But don’t be fooled, despite their simple design these machiens are actually quite complex! Bike JC will teach students each part of the modern bicycle; explainging its history and how each part works together educating the audience the mechanical engineering and use of physics to make the machine function as a whole. A Two Part Class!

12:00 NOON

Tinkering For Beginners

:..>Lab 1

:..>By Zaniac Learning

:..>BYO Learning Aides: None

:..>Intro to Circuits uses littleBits™, the easiest way to prototype electronics, to teach basic inputs, outputs, analogs, electricity, and more. Students can build projects ranging from synthesizers to flashlights, exploring the world through the lens of easy-to-build magnetic circuits. For grades K-3.

Minecraft™ Game Based Eduation for Young Leaners

:..>Lab 2

:..>By Zaniac Learning

:..>BYO Learning Aides: Laptop with Windows, Linux or MacOS Installed.

:..>In Minecraft™, children learn the basics of playing and why its an important tool for creatively, organization team building and problem solving. Explore real science and engineering concepts like biomes and gravity playing a game children love. No prior experience necessary. For grades K-4. Spots Limited. A Two Part Class!

Grinding Your Gears: Putting It All Back Together

:..>Lab 3

:..>By Bike JC

:..>BYO Learning Aids: Basic Bycycle Knowlage (Learned in the previous class!)

:..>Despite looking like simple machines, the modern bicycle is a suprisingly complex device of frames, wheels and gears to make an eco-friedly way to travel. In this workshop, Bike JC will teach students how each part of a bycycle works together to make one efficent machine from building a bicycle from individual parts. Also covered will be common bike damages and hacks to repair and fix these problems. A Two Part Class!

1:00 PM

Tinkering For Beginners

:..>Lab 1

:..>By Zaniac Learning

:..>BYO Learning Aides: None

:..>Intro to Circuits uses littleBits™, the easiest way to prototype electronics, to teach basic inputs, outputs, analogs, electricity, and more. Students can build projects ranging from synthesizers to flashlights, exploring the world through the lens of easy-to-build magnetic circuits. For grades K-3.

Minecraft Game Based Education for Young Learners

:..>Lab 2

:..>By Zaniac Learning

:..>BYO Learning Aides: Laptop with Windows, Linux or MacOS

:..>In Minecraft™, children learn the basics of playing and why its an important tool for creatively, organization team building and problem solving. Explore real science and engineering concepts like biomes and gravity playing a game children love. No prior experience necessary. For grades K-4. Spots Limited. A Two Part Class!

Digital Privacy and Protecting Yourself Online

:..>Lab 3

:..>By DEFCON 201

:..>BYO Learning Aides: Laptops with Windows, Linux or MacOS and any Phone/Tablet with Andriod or iOS

:..>Turn on any TV news channel or login to any online news website and you will be flooded with talks about digital security. Stories of major social media portals selling your data without permission, goverments tracking your every virtual move and malicious hackers stealing your identity. In this interactive workshop, the folks of DEFCON 201 (a division of the Electronic Frontier Foundation of the digital rights group EFF.org) will walk students step by step into securing their digital future. No prior computer experience required, you will learn concepts such as your digital rights, net nutrality, encryption and safe browsing practices. In addition, any device you bring in will be fortified by you so when you leave the lab your device will be more secure leaving our workshop to brave the internet!

2:00 PM

FamiCompose! Make Chiptune Music With FamiTracker

:..>Lab 1

:..>By DEFCON 201

:..>BYO Learning Aides: Laptops with Windows XP

:..>Ever wanted to make true-to-life 8-bit music? Interested in tracker format music? Join us as we walk you through the essentials of making music on authentic ’80s gaming hardware — the NES! (Or, Famicom, as it’s known in Japan.) Composition and tracker-music experience a plus, but not a requirement — all are welcome!

Exploring Locks with Bianca and TOOOL

:..>Lab 2

:..>By TOOOL NJ

:..>BYO Learning Aids: None

:..>Door locks and padlocks are two items most people are familiar with as they have been used for decades to protect and secure our homes, yards and lockers. Have you ever wonder how such a simple device keeps people out? And have you ever wonder how you can test your own locks to see if they will actually keep people out? Join supergenious DEFCON 201 superstar Bianca (@BiaScilab) and the amazing lock masters at TOOOL as they give an hands on intro the the wide world of locksport and the various ways to keep your physical valueables secure!

Troxes: Building in Three Dimensions

:..>Lab 3

:..>By Move38

:..>BYO Learning Aides: None

:..>In this workshop, learn to build three dimension shapes using Troxes. Inspired by the way a computer renders 3D forms, Troxes are based on the triangle, the most simple of polygons, and arguably the most elegant. Each Trox is an equilateral triangle, designed to connect to each other, as the parts mirror each other perfectly. Not only do the components press fit into simple volumes, but they once again provide a press fit connection to build upon each other. Connecting Tetras to Octas iteratively can produce forms and structures more in the vein of Gaudí than Lego. This is a great way for students to explore phsycial 3D space, learn real world phsyics and archetectural design in a safe enviroment.

3:00 PM

Digital Privacy and Protecting Yourself Online

:..>Lab 2

:..>By DEFCON 201

:..>BYO Learning Aides: Laptops with Windows, Linux or MacOS and any Phone/Tablet with Andriod or iOS

:..>Turn on any TV news channel or login to any online news website and you will be flooded with talks about digital security. Stories of major social media portals selling your data without permission, goverments tracking your every virtual move and malicious hackers stealing your identity. In this interactive workshop, the folks of DEFCON 201 (a division of the Electronic Frontier Foundation of the digital rights group EFF.org) will walk students step by step into securing their digital future. No prior computer experience required, you will learn concepts such as your digital rights, net nutrality, encryption and safe browsing practices. In addition, any device you bring in will be fortified by you so when you leave the lab your device will be more secure leaving our workshop to brave the internet!

BLINKS!

:..>Lab 3

:..>By Move38

:..>BYO Learning Aides: None

:..>Absent of screens, BLINKS are the hands-on little microcontrollers that communicate with each other. From flicking fun to brain-busting nail-biters, you can play a wide range of games with Blinks. Blinks bring the responsiveness of video games — long absent from traditional board games — to the world of tabletop gaming while preserving the opportunity to be both hands on and social. In this workshop, learn how each Blink is constructed and assembled into a working unit, how they communicate to each other and pick apart their brain with a tour of the Blinks API Dev Kit.


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