Open House a Fun Success

Makerbar celebrates its 5th anniversary with an open house.

Makerbar opened its doors to the public this Friday, Feb. 17th, for a special open house, marking our 5th year of making. A good time was had by all as we got to celebrate with both old friends and new. Our guests got to learn about everything we’ve accomplished in the past 5 years as well as what we plan for the future. We were especially happy to welcome our friends from FUBAR labs in New Brunswick as we made plans for more interaction between NJ makerspaces leading the way for more fun times in the future!

Ongoing Renovations

It's been an exciting month of January at the Hoboken MakerBar! Our President, Tom Beattie, has undertaken trying to make the space nicer and cleaner for it's participants and members. A wall was removed, and all the internal drywall and plywood was taken out and replaced with new drywall and paint. 

The front door was reversed, and the key fob was moved to the left side and lower, so now you can just rub your pocket (which hopefully have your keys and fob) onto the swiper. A new swiper is in the works that tracks each member's entrance! 

Two desk areas were built, and the CAD station was moved from the back by the window, to the front where the new desks are, and paint was applied to the floor in the clean areas. Some minor electrical was done also with the help of the Building Maintenance Manager, and our kitchen has moved also.

Little by little our space is getting nicer all the time! We are working on painting the hallway floor down the road, and finishing interior floor painting as well. We even allotted a space for the powerwheels for now.

Lastly we updated our Website and MeetUp pages to be reflective of our logo and offerings.

It's going to be a great year for all of us at MakerBar, and we hope you will join us!

Special Thanks to our MakerBar Robotics Crew


We'd like to give a special thank you to all our community members who came out to help with our Nerf Sentry Robot building Hackathon.  Stay tuned for future updates, or link up with us on our for future dates on the next meetup for the MakerBar Robotics Crew!  Hack On!