We had a blast at Maker Break, we hope you did to!

For an article on this year's event: http://news.mit.edu/2018/maker-break-celebration-of-making-at-mit-0504

Look out for more info on future Maker Breaks!

Celebrate Making at MIT with us at Maker Break on April 17th.

Please note that all other MIT Maker Break activities DO NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION.

You only need to register for Joey (Individual) and Kangaroo (Group) events!

What is Maker Break?

Maker Break is a celebration of making for MIT students where you can have fun and show your smart and creative sides. You can engage in friendly competition with fellow students, cheer on your friends and classmates, and explore making in ways that are new to you. There is something for everyone! It is designed to be fun and low stress. You can stay for 4 minutes or 4 hours; it’s up to you!

What can we make at Maker Break?


There will be both individual and group making competitions at MIT Maker Break.

Named after the Kangaroo, a proposed choice for the MIT mascot before Tim the Beaver, the Joey (individual/pair) and Kangaroo (group) competitions are as follows:

• Joey Rubber Band Car Tournament

• Joey RC Car Tournament

• Kangaroo Egg Throwing Catapult Competition

• Kangaroo BattleBots Tournament

Find out more about these events here


For less competition-focused making, some of the activities available at MIT Maker Break are:

3D Photo Booth, Hosted by Microsoft • Machine Autopsy • Welding Pi Digits • Will it Crush? • Build a Bike Light • Jewelry Making • Vinyl Cutting • Candle Making • Dry Ice Ice Cream • Delish Chocolate Break • Origami Station • Machine Petting Zoo • Paper Airplane Content • 3D Photo Booth


Events are being added daily, so check back here often for updates on competitive and non-competitive activities.

There will be activities planned for all skill levels, so all students are encouraged to attend. Spectators and cheering squads are also an important part of the celebration.

Food Trucks: 

Come enjoy Clover, Tenoch Mexican, Roxy's Grilled Cheese and Frozen Hoagies. MIT Maker Break attendees will get vouchers for free lunch!

How can I get involved?

Bring your friends and plan to have fun!

If you want to volunteer to spread the word about Maker Break and/or help out with an activity on the day of the event, contact us at makerbreak@mit.edu.

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Check back here often for updates

Where and when?

Come to the Johnson Ice Rink on Tuesday, April 17th (a student holiday with no classes). Come anytime between 12 noon to 4 pm. Stay for as little or as long as you like!

The Maker Break is free and open to all MIT students, faculty and staff.

MIT Maker Break is organized by MIT Project Manus in the Innovation Initiative.

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