Institute for Exploratory Research (IXR) to host Grand Opening of Technology Lab on Sunday, October 16th, 2-6pm Come and bear witness to IXR's "Event Horizon" as we celebrate the opening of our technology lab. All are welcome.
IXR is a new makerspace at the Jersey Shore, located at InfoAge Science and History Learning Center in Wall, NJ. We are an open collective of technology hobbyists, geeks, artists, and other creative types who come together to share tools, resources, knowledge, and ideas. IXR’s mission is to help lower the barriers to invention, creativity, and innovation - by providing access to resources, equipment, and community - that an individual maker may not have otherwise.
We embrace the sharing of ideas and innovation, including open source hardware and software. We also plan to host workshops, open to the public, on a myriad of topics - ranging from basic electronics, to artisan soap making.
IXR's technology lab is a 720 sq. ft. facility that is furnished with workbenches, tables, stools and chairs. There a 2 fully equipped soldering stations, a computer workstation, internet and Wi-Fi access, a pair of 50mHz oscilloscopes, a drill press and various power tools. We also have an expansive cache of electronic components. We plan to add a circuit board etching station, surface mount station, and additional computers and test equipment.
For this Grand Opening event, we will be having a barbecue, snacks and pot-luck (optional). There will be a contest for best geek-chic fashion, so wear your best Nike Air-Mags, up-cycled jewelry, or themed T-shirt. We will also be having a special presentation demonstrating a clever approach to transferring a circuit prototype to a permanent board. Visitors may also take a tour of the new technology lab.
The event is free, and open to the public. Guests may also enjoy visiting the rest of the InfoAge museum, which includes the Radio Technology Museum, Vintage Computer, NJ Shipwreck Museum, Military Technology Museum, and more.
Guests may RSVP on our Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=275905399097759
InfoAge is located at 2201 Marconi Rd., Wall NJ 07719.
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