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    Virginia Tech Maker Festival

  • Dates:
    October 1, 2016
  • Time:
    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission:
  • Location:
    Northern Virginia Center
  • Address:
    7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043
  • Phone:
    (571) 858-3304

Creativity, engineering, and resourcefulness will abound at the Virginia Tech Maker Festival, a family fun event where you can explore science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and design, and learn to make just about anything, including a 3-D print keychain in the Virginia Tech 3-D printing lab, natural dyes, play dough circuits, LED paintbrushes, t-shirt jewelry, robots, rockets, and more.

Virginia Tech National Capital Region and 4-H are sponsoring the Maker Festival, which will be held at the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, on Saturday, Oct.1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is now open.

Demonstrations throughout the day will showcase the broad range of inventiveness that exists in the northern Virginia community. TechShop, First Robotics, X- Bots, and the Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab (NSEL) at Virginia Tech are all participating in the event.

Don’t miss the 150 pound robot. Get your robot driver’s license. See how a laser cutter works to make a puzzle or stickers. These are just some of the many activities that will be happening.

The Virginia Tech Maker Festival is being held in conjunction with Virginia Tech Week of Science, Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, which features hundreds of exhibits and activities designed to provide hands-on, interactive inspiration for science.

For more information contact:
Carolyn Darville, 571-858-3304 or email