Thursday, July 12, 2018

TinkerCAD - Day 2

Today we continued working on our creations. Some of us started fresh, and others continued on the designs we started on Tuesday.

Next week, we will add the finishing touches and get them downloaded to send them to the 3D printer

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

TinkerCAD - Day 1

We started a new 3D printing session today and we went back to the basics. A bunch of new comers signed up so we had to go through the process of learning how to make our ideas come to life!

We gave everyone a quick breakdown of TinkerCAD. We learned how to scale objects, create holes, group objects, and so much more.

Next class, we'll get going on creating our own unique designs!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Hour of Code

Who doesn't love a good coding session? In this laid-back class, everyone went through self-guided lessons and taught themselves the ins and outs of basic block coding using websites like or

 We all definitely have the hang of this coding thing down so next time, we can move on to something bigger and better!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Live Action Comic Book - Day 2

We're wrapping up today by scanning whatever pictures we had finished and opening them up in Photoshop! From there, we used the paintbucket tool to bring our pictures to life. Everyone got a little experience with Photoshop, even if we didn't all finish our comic strips...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Live Action Comic Book - Day 1

It's comic time! In this class, students will brainstorm comic strip ideas and act them out. Once pictures of every scene are taken, we will print, trace, and upload them to Photoshop to be edited! 

Today, we finished taking pictures. Next class, we will trace and color them in using Photoshop!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Movie Making - Day 4

We are wrapping up (or are we...) today as we finished the last of the scenes. We are well into the editing process now so we are learning Adobe Premiere quickly! We are getting familiar with the Keying, cutting, and Timelines!

We are extending the class into next week so we will continue editing!

Here are some of the finished products!

TinkerCAD 6/21

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer STEM TinkerCAD at John Mills

Today Project Next Generation went on the road and visited the Summer STEM class at John Mills elementary. We brought the 3D printer and showed the students how to use to design their own personalized keychains! We had 16 students!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Movie Making - Day 3

It is crunch time. With only one week left and only a small portion of filming done, we turned on all cylinders. We got the green screen up and went to work. Some of us worked after class a little, but we definitely have our work cut out for us. I believe in everyone!!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Movie Making - Day 2

Today, we were pressed for time (as usual) so we had to hurry with our scripts and get going on the filming process as soon as possible. We made shot lists and prepped for shooting.

Next week we will continue with filming and hopefully be done. After that, the tedious editing process will begin! 

TinkerCAD 6/14

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Movie Making - Day 1

We're starting off the summer right by doing a four-part movie making class! In this class we will work together to script, plan, shoot, and edit our very own movies using our video cameras and Adobe Premiere!

Today was all about scripting and planning! We split up into teams and started on our scripts. In about two weeks, we'll have the greatest horror spy superhero movie ever! (Hopefully...)

TinkerCAD 6/12

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hour of Code

Who doesn't love being in a nice, cool, air conditioned room coding on a hot summer day? We spent an hour brushing up on our coding knowledge or learning it for the first time!

 Using, we had fun while learning basic block coding too!

TinkerCAD 6/7

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Robot Club

We're starting the summer off with some robot building! We are just about done with the base of our new bot. This time around, we have no instructions so we will rely on what we learned from the last build!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

TinkerCAD - Day 4 (Midkids)

It's a bittersweet day today... Not only is it the last day of spring PNG, but it's also the last day of TinkerCAD! We've been working very hard on our designs and today was the day we sent them off. We added the finishing touches, made them into .stl files, and got them printing!. Everyone now just has to wait to pick them up...

Negative Space Art - Day 2

It's cuttin' time! We wrapped up our designs and sent them out to print. We decided to make them stickers, so contact paper was a must. Once we prepped them with paper, they were ready to be stuck on anything!

PNG Summer 2018

Technology Classes - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2pm

Robot Club (teens 6th & 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
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 and play fun games while learning the fundamentals of basic coding then try your hand on some of our programmable robots!



MovieMaking (4-part) 6/12 - 6/21 (4-part class)
Lights, Camera, Action!  Let's write a script, shoot some footage and edit it into a movie.

LiveAction Comic Book (2-part) 6/26 - 6/28 (2-part class)
Convert digital photos of real people and objects into cartoons, add captions and create your own comic.


TinkerCAD (4-part) 7/10 - 7/19 (4-part class)
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 to create 3D objects that can be printed on any 3D printer.

PhotoshopPoster Design (3-part) 7/24 - 7/31 (3-part class)
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create and print and poster of your very own design.

Learn about how to operate a Windows computer and how to be a safe and courteous Internet Citizen.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

TinkerCAD - Day 3 (Midkids)

We're past the halfway point! we kept at our designs today and even started some new ones. Slowly but surely, we are getting more and more comfortable with our CAD software!