Thursday, November 16, 2017

Video Game Development - Day 4

Today we wrapped up our video games! We put the finishing touches on the game play and got to play everyone else's games.

We all made well designed games and everyone had a blast!

Soldering - Day 4

Today was the last day! We went through the final steps of troubleshooting, replacing parts as necissary. We all got our spider robots to work! Some don't work like they're supposed to, but nevertheless, they work!

Our robots are now ready to take over the world!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Video Game Development - Day 3

We continued our games today, adding more complex elements, such as animations, and enemies. Our games are coming together nicely and Thursday we will wrap them up and play all the games we have made!

Soldering - Day 3

Today was troubleshooting day! We all finished up the soldering component of the class, the only thing that's left is take adjust our circuits to make sure they work we want them to! We double-checked our instructions and our robots turned out great!

Next class we will design an enclosure for our bots

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Video Game Development - Day 2

Now that we know how to use our game development software, we can get to designing our game!
We learned how to make levels that will give use an endless world to let our visions come to life!

Next week will will continue our games.

Soldering - Day 2

Today, we kept attacking our light spider kits. We are moving very fast....maybe a little too fast...

We should finish up by Thursday next week and if we finish early, we can even 3D print a case for our robot!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Video Game Development - Day 1

Everybody loves video games so who wouldn't want to learn how to make them? Today, using our new software over at flowlab.io, we were able to do just that!

Everyone had the opportunity to bring their imaginations to life and create their own worlds! We will make our worlds more complex  over the next 3 days and have these games ready to play for the whole world to enjoy!

Soldering - Day 1

Today marks the return of our soldering class! This popular class lets kids get an intro into the magical world of soldering. We will be making our own light spiders which sense and follow light!

We started with a practice kit. Once we were comfortable with soldering, we started the spider kit.

Thursday we will continue with our project!

Hour of Code

Same old Hour of Code class as always. Everyone brushed up on their coding skills by playing games on Code.org.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Robot Club - 11/2/17

Lonely day today. Only two members showed up, but we were extremely productive and nearly finished the construction of the Clawbot!

Next month, we will figure out how to program this thing...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

PNG Radio Scary Stories - Day 4

We are wrapping up today! We finished up adding the background audio and are ready to burn them on CDs! Be on the lookout for our stories to be on the library's website!

TinkerCAD - Last Day!

Today was the last day of TinkerCAD!  We had a bunch of awesome 3D models created in TinkerCAD finished and ready to submit to be printed!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

PNG Radio Scary Stories - Day 3

We have all of our audio files today so we can finally clip and edit the sound! Using Audacity, we got rid of all our mistakes and dead air. We even got to add some sound effects.

Thursday we will wrap up and put our files on CDs.

TinkerCAD - Day 3

The designing grind continues today. Some people finished up designs they started new ones, while others continued with they original designs.

We should finish up and prep for printing on Tuesday...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

PNG Radio Scary Stories - Day 2

Now that we picked our stories, we are ready to record! Using Audacity, we plugged in our microphone and recorded our narrations.

Now that we have the audio clips, we can edit them and burn them on CDs next week!

TinkerCAD - Day 2

Everyone continued their designs today. Most of us have the main base of our designs done. Now its just the little details that remain!

Next week we will wrap up and print!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PNG Radio Scary Stories - Day 1

Halloween is quickly approaching so why not get in the spirit by reading our own scary stories and turning them into a radio show!

We are going to pick out some scary short stories and record an audio file of us reading them using Mixcraft and a microphone. From there, we will compile them all together and have an entire album full of scary stories!

TinkerCAD - Day 1

We are starting up our 3D printing class again! 3D design experts or beginners can come in, learn the ropes, and then bring their creations to life!

Today, the beginners went through the TinkerCAD lessons to prepare them to make their own design and the experts got to brainstorming.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ozobots - Day 2

Today was coding day! We wrapped up our obstacle course and opened up Ozoblockly, our coding software. From there, it was a race to see who could complete the course first!

Book Page Art

We're pushing our vinyl cutter to the max today! We're deciding to try our Harry Potter book page art class one more time because the results turned out so great before. Since we only had one day, we had to find images, prepare them in Silhouette Studios, cut them out on to a book page, and paste them to card stock. We got a lot done and the results turned out even better than last time!