The Carroll Technology Council in partnership with Ting Makerspace: Westminster & Carroll County Public Library invite youth 13 to 18 years & adults to participate in the Gadget Challenge. Design and create a unique gadget or assistive device to solve an everyday problem using makerspace technology and tools. Weekly check-ins will guide you through the six week design & fabrication process, culminating in the judging event to pitch your gadget.

Join us for the kick-off event on Saturday, April 6th from 1pm-3pm at the Ting Makerspace!


Other important dates include:

Saturday, April 20 between 10am-6pm

  • Step 1 Check-In @ Ting Makerspace – Design: plan and design your gadget, sketch your ideas and plan materials

Saturday, April 27 between 10am-6pm

  • Step 2 Check-In @ Ting Makerspace – Start Building: start fabrication of components and initial gadget construction

Saturday, May 4 between 10am-6pm

  • Step 3 Check-In @ Ting Makerspace –  Continue Building: continued construction, fabrication, and testing

Saturday, May 11 between 10am-6pm

  • Step 4 Check-In @ Ting Makerspace – Finish and Test: complete your gadget build and begin planning your presentation

Saturday, May 18 between 10am-6pm

  • Step 5 Check-In @ Ting Makerspace – Prepare the Presentation: final gadget check and presentation practice

Wednesday, May 29 at 6pm

  • Pitch Party @ Boys & Girls Club of Westminster – Present your gadget and check out the competition in a fun and casual setting


If you have any questions in the meantime please contact Holly at or 443-244-1262.

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