Maker Takeover is April 26

Thank you!

Maker Takeover 2023 is over! Thanks to all the presenters, Kickbox students, Elon Dining, Oak Originals, and everyone who came out to celebrate making at Elon.


Maker Takeover 2023 – Elon’s Ultimate Celebration of Creativity!

Maker Takeover is the Maker Hub’s largest annual celebration that brings students, staff, and faculty together to showcase their creative projects.

Come join us at the Moseley Center to witness amazing student projects, engage in DIY crafts, treat yourself to some ice cream, experience our escape room, and more!

Maker Takeover 2023  |  Wednesday, April 26 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. |  Moseley Student Center

Things to see

Preview of the programOver 40 Student-made Projects

Explore and get hands-on over 40 projects – from embroidery to woodworking to electronics, you’re sure to see something that will inspire you.

See a full list of projects on display at Maker Takeover 2023 on the program (PDF).

In addition, talk with Elon Kickboxers – these 11 students have spent the spring semester working with the Maker Hub to make significant progress on their idea. These makers are taking their passions, skills they’ve learned in the classroom, and a maker mindset to create innovative, helpful, or sustainable projects. Learn more about each 2023 Elon Kickboxer and see photos and videos about their progress in their digital story.

Some of the students holding their Kickboxes

Oak Originals at the Marketplace Oaks Pop-upStudents selling their projects for Oak Originals

Browse items for sale from 15+ student vendors at the Oak Originals Pop-up event during the Maker Takeover! A proud partner with the Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, student vendors utilize the Maker Hub to help build their brands, prototype their ideas, and create products to sell. Learn more about Oak Originals on their website.


Experiences to try

Escape from Camp Elon!

Escape Camp Elon icon

Join us around the (pretend) campfire and solve the mystery at Camp Elon in this student-made escape room! Race against the clock to find the evidence you need, and get out before it’s too late! Sign-up in person at Maker Takeover, starting at 4:30. First-come, first-serve. The room can fit up to 6 students, and each game will run every 30 minutes til 8:30.

Eat nitrogen ice cream

Staff pouring liquid nitrogen into a mixer

Elon Dining will be making ice cream using liquid nitrogen! Take a break from the excitement of Maker Takeover and partake in a yummy, sweet treat provided by Elon Dining!

Try the tool petting zoo

Various tools for the petting zoo

Get up close and personal with some of the hand tools at the Maker Hub at the Tool Petting Zoo. Try drilling a screw into wood, using the staple gun, and let out some aggression while hammering down a nail.

Lasso a steer

Student lassoing a wooden steer

Student Jorden Carter will teach how to lasso the wooden steer he built in the Maker Hub. You can learn more about Jordan here.

Play a retro-arcade game

Game controller with Pi

Jump back to the past using technology of the present with these throw-back games on a Raspberry Pi microcomputer.


Play mini-cornhole

Mini cornhole game

Challenge your friends to a fun game of cornhole! This game was made using materials and tools at The Maker Hub. Learn how you can get tool training to build your very own set.

DIY crafts to make

Make a button

Buttons made in the Maker Hub

Create the perfect accessory for your bag or jacket with a custom-designed button with this quick and simple craft!

Make a custom sticker

MH stickers made in the Maker Hub

Learn how to use the vinyl cutter with the help of our student staff and either pick up a Maker Hub sticker or design your own.

Make a hexagon

Decorated hexagons

Decorate a hexagon to celebrate Maker Hub – Downtown’s five year birthday. You can either take your hexagon or we’ll hang it on the wall in Downtown.


Special thanks to the following companies for providing materials and gifts for us to giveaway during Maker Takeover. Tap your Pheonix Card on the check-in Kiosk during Takeover to enter the raffle. Winners will be announced in the Maker Hub Email Newsletter after the event. You don’t need to be present to win.


Makerstock logo

Win sheets of materials from Makerstock, including leather, wood, and plastic.

Blick Art Materials

Blick logo

Win a $50 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials. 

Tangent Eat + Bar

Tangent Logo

Win one of two $15 gift cards from Tangent Eat + Bar.

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