Harper Experience Day and MakerFest – Saturday, October 5th, 2019

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Join us for Harper Experience Day and MakerFest!


It’s this Saturday, October 5th, at Harper College, Building A, 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067, from 10:00am-02:30pm. Park in Lot 2.


Activities are FREE of charge and refreshments will be available while supplies last.


For more information, visit https://www.harpercollege.edu/experience

Open House Saturday 10/21/17!

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We’re a big, exciting step closer to bringing a makerspace to the northwest suburbs! Join us on Saturday, October 21 to get a first look at our new space in Schaumburg, and learn more about what it will offer. Register to attend the free event below. Also, don’t forget to click the join GCMS button at the top of the page to stay informed about all makerspace news, ask questions, etc.


Location and Directions

Elk Grove Village Public Library Maker Day

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Sunday, April 23 at 1 – 4:30pm
Large Meeting Room

Maker Displays and Demos

Calling all makers! Are you an artist, woodworker, crafter, app designer, tech enthusiast, gardener, or builder? Maker Day at EGVPL is a chance for local makers to show what they make and how they make it. Come and share your skills and enthusiasm and inspire others to make something new!

Makers will be assigned table space in the Large Meeting Room to display their items. No selling is allowed, but you may provide contact information.

Interested in displaying? Apply to be a maker.

Team Engineering Challenges

Show off your engineering skills in Team Engineering Challenges conducted by our friends from the Golden Corridor MakerSpace. Teams will receive materials and compete to build a structure in a specified amount of time. Prizes awarded to the team with the best structure.

Two challenges will be held. All ages may register. You can sign up individually or as a team. Sign up information coming soon.

Children younger than 13 years old may participate, but a parent or guardian must complete the online application form.

Elk Grove Library Teen Tech Week

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 It’s Teen Tech Week! Spots are still available for our free Build-A-Motor class this Saturday, March 11, from 12-2. Don from Golden Corridor Makerspace will show you how to make your own simple motor out of a battery, magnet, wire, safety pins and a block of wood. Learn about electricity, electromagnetism and how to use a multi-meter. Everyone will build their own DC motor to bring home. For students in grades 6-12. Sign up at www.egvpl.org, under Teen Events.

1/11/2017 – Announcement

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The Golden Corridor MakerSpace (GCMS) is the result of local organizations, business leaders, municipalities (Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates) and individual citizens sharing the goal of providing a space and an associated community that encourages and facilitates the development of “maker” talents. We’re part of the MakerSpace Movement . We would welcome your involvement and will keep you apprised of our progress.