‘Maker Madness’ overnight at Westport Library
Published 5:46 pm, Thursday, February 18, 2016
Westport Library’s second “Maker Madness,” an overnight event designed to challenge participants’ ingenuity and skills at making things, will take place from the evening of March 12 through early March 13.
The event, for participants 11 years old through adults, will feature maker workshops and hands-on building and creating projects, according to the library. It is planned in conjunction with the library’s annual Mini Maker Faire, which is set for April 30.
The event begins at 8 p.m. March 12 and ends at 7 a.m. March 13. Registration is required, and participants also must sign a waiver.
The $50 fee includes a midnight pizza party and snacks throughout the duration of the program.
Among the event highlights will be:
Build a dragon with sculptor Chris Crowe.
Write a stage play about a dragon.
Construct and then run through a “Laser Maze.”
Night sky photography with the Westport Astronomical Society.
3D pancake printing.
“Upcycle” wallets and bags.
Take things apart.
A “massive” video gaming headquarters.
Virtual reality demonstrations with the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard, and use a a 360-degree virtual reality camera.
Make “Maker Madness: The Movie.”
People interested in volunteering to assist with the event should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.