Thursday, March 14, 2019

TinkerCAD: Day 2

Today was the second day of TinkerCAD class!  The students have begun creating their own 3D object.  Will they turn out?  Will they be good?  With only two more short days to work next week the pressure is intense!

After the last day of TinkerCAD class the students' objects will be printed on the library's 3D printer!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

TinkerCAD - Day 1: 3D Design and Printing!

Today was the first day of a new TinkerCAD class!  We spent a good chunk of the first day learning (or in some cases re-learning) how to use TinkerCAD and then opened it up to our students to begin creating their own 3D object.

After the last day of TinkerCAD class the students' objects will be printed on the library's 3D printer!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Robot Club: March 2019

Another month, another edition of Robot Club!

Monday, February 25, 2019

PNG Spring 2019

Technology Classes for Teens

Tuesday & Thursdays @ 4pm



Hour of Code (4th grade & up) - 
Not only is coding massively important to the fabric of our digital world, but it can also be pretty fun!  Sign up for this quick introduction to activities on Code.org and play fun games while learning the fundamentals of basic coding then try your hand on some of our programmable robots!




Robot Club (6th grade & up) - 
Interested in robotics?  Join our monthly robot club to learn how to use our Vex Robotics kit and form our very own Library Robotics Team!




March


TinkerCAD (4th grade & up) - 4-part class - 3/12 - 3/21
Learn to create 3D models and print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!  This class will teach you the basics of 3D design and how to use Tinkercad.com to create 3D objects that can be printed on any 3D printer.

Ozobot Obstacle Course Challenge (4th grade & up) - 2-part class - 3/26 - 3/28
Use coding techniques you've picked up from our Hour of Code sessions to program our cute Ozobot robots to run an obstacle course (no previous coding experience necessary)!

April

Video Game Creator (6th grade & up) - 4-part class - 4/9 - 4/18
Try your hand at making a simple video game using Flowlab!

Comic Book Creator (4th grade & up) - 4-part class - 4/23 - 5/2
Convert digital photos of real people and objects into cartoons, add captions and create your own comic.

May


TinkerCAD (4th grade & up) - 4-part class - 5/14 - 5/23
Learn to create 3D models and print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!  This class will teach you the basics of 3D design and how to use Tinkercad.com to create 3D objects that can be printed on any 3D printer.

Vinyl Cutter (4th grade & Up) - 2-part class - 5/28 - 5/30
Design and make a cool vinyl cling using our Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter and stick it to flat surface.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Robot Club - February 2019

Today was a victorious day for Robot Club we managed to get our clawbot up and running by rewriting the default firmware!  After driving around for a while and picking things up with the claw we tried swapping out the wheels.  Not bad for a day's work!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Stop-Motion Animation: Day 4 - All Stop No Motion

Today was the last day of our 4-part Stop-motion animation class.  It doesn't look like anyone actually finished a movie but that's OK, we had a great time learning how the process works and horsing around with new friends.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

TinkerCAD @ Elmwood Elementary

Today, Ahren visited Elmwood Elementary and the classrooms of Mrs. Predovich, Anderson, Jerzyk & Windisch. Ahren demonstrated the 3D printer to approximately 80 kids. Students quickly learned the basics of TinkerCAD and designed a small name plate which Ahren then printed out on his return to the library.

 What a great day!



Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Stop-Motion Animation: Day 3 - stop with the photos

Today we switched gears from taking pictures to editing our movies.  we loaded our digital photos on to the computer and started learning how to use the editing software Adobe Premiere Elements!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stop-Motion Animation: Day 2 - ...then what about 1,000 pictures?

Today is our second day of stop-motion animation. The students got familiar with the cameras and figures in the first class. Had some practice and now it's time to take it to the next level!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Stop-Motion Animation: Day 1 - If a picture is worth 1,000 words...

Today was the first day of Stop-Motion Animation! Students got acquainted with the basics concepts and then it was time to brainstorm ideas!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hour of Code - January 2019

Was your New Year's resolution to practice your coding skills? If so, you're in the right place. It's our monthly Hour of Code session. We had a variety of activities going on today from Flowlab game creator, to Ozobots to Code.org!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Robot Club - January 2019

It's a new year, but we're still working on the same old robot! At this point the robot is all but assembled. Just a few more checks and tweaks to make before we can take it for a spin. Next up, time to start coding the robot to perform tasks on its own!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

TinkerCAD - Day Four

Today was the last day of TinkerCAD!  Hopefully, everyone had a lot of fun and printed out some great trinkets to give out for the holidays!

PNG Classes will resume in 2019!  See you next year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

TinkerCAD - Day Three

Today was the third day of our four-part TinkerCAD class!  Students have already created a few items to be printed and printing is underway!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

TinkerCAD: Day Two

Today is the second day of our winter TinkerCAD session!


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TinkerCAD: Day One

Time for a festive TinkerCAD class full of good cheer.  We're going to make some seasonal 3D objects to be printed out on our 3D printers!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hour of Code: December 2018

It's the last Hour of Code session of the year!  Today we had fun playing with Ozobots, continuing our Ozobot Obstacle Course Challenge from last week and attempting to code Ozobots to complete a diabolical maze!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Robot Club: December 2018

It's time for the last Robot Club session of 2018!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

PNG Winter 2019

Technology Classes for Teens

Tuesday & Thursdays @ 4pm

Robot Club (6th grade & up) - 
Interested in robotics?  Join our monthly robot club to learn how to use our Vex Robotics kit and form our very own Library Robotics Team!



Hour of Code (4th grade & Up) - 
Not only is coding massively important to the fabric of our digital world, but it can also be pretty fun!  Sign up for this quick introduction to activities on Code.org and play fun games while learning the fundamentals of basic coding then try your hand on some of our programmable robots!




December


TinkerCAD (4th grade & Up) - 4-part class - 12/11 - 12/20
Learn to create 3D models and print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!  This class will teach you the basics of 3D design and how to use Tinkercad.com to create 3D objects that can be printed on any 3D printer.

January

Stop-Motion Animation (4th grade & Up) - 4-part class - 1/15 - 1/24
Learn how stop-motion animation works and create your own short stop-motion movie. It's easy and awesome.  Make Ray Harryhausen proud!

Photoshop Cut Up (4th grade & Up) - 2-part class - 1/29 - 1/31
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit and remix photos into crazy, awesome new creations!

February


Vinyl Cutter (4th grade & Up) 2-part class - 2/12 - 2/14
Design and make a cool vinyl cling using our Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter and stick it to flat surface.

Mixcraft (4th grade & Up) 4-part class - 2/19 - 2/28
Learn how to use the digital audio creation software Mixcraft and make your own song!