Tuesday, January 19, 2021

PNG Online - Hour of Code


Let's check out Code.org and learn about block coding!  If there's time we can also go check out TinkerCAD's new Codeblocks feature!

The livestream will start right here (png-eppl.blogspot.com) πŸ‘‡ on Friday @ 11am!

 



Wednesday, December 16, 2020

PNG Online - Paper Snowflakes

Winter is upon us!  Let's keep warm by moving our hands and making some snowflakes out of ordinary paper! 



We're going to start with this great guide on Instructables.com and then switch to Star Wars snowflakes!
All you need is a couple of sheets of ordinary paper, scissors and maybe an X-Acto knife and cutting mat if you're feeling fancy! 

The livestream will start right here (png-eppl.blogspot.com) πŸ‘‡ on Friday @ 10am!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

PNG Online - Glowforge (part 2)

Let's pick up where we left off with the Glowforge 3D Laser Printer.  It's a pretty amazing table top laser cutter, but how does it work?  We'll use our Photoshop skills with a little assist from Inkscape to send our files to be cut on the Glowforge!

The livestream will start right here (png-eppl.blogspot.com) πŸ‘‡ on Friday @ 10am!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

PNG Online - Glowforge

The Glowforge 3D Laser Printer is a pretty amazing table top laser cutter, but how does it work?  We'll use our Photoshop skills with a little assist from Inkscape to send our files to be cut on the Glowforge!


The livestream will start right here (png-eppl.blogspot.com) πŸ‘‡ on Friday @ 10am!
Can't wait for the stream to start, or wondering what the heck a Glowforge 3D Laser Printer is?  Check out this unboxing video from our May 15th update:

Monday, November 16, 2020

PNG Online - Adobe Photoshop (part 2)

Let's pick up where we left off on Friday The 13th and keep editing this photo to make it super ridiculous while learning how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018!


Photoshop is a paid program, but there are lots of free alternatives out there.  They may not be exactly the same but once you've learned one it's pretty easy to learn a new one!

G.I.M.P. (GNU Image Manipulation Program) - https://www.gimp.org/

Tablet or phone? Try:
Autodesk Sketchbook - https://sketchbook.com/


The livestream will start right here (png-eppl.blogspot.com) πŸ‘‡ on Friday @ 10am!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

PNG Online - Photoshop

Let's spend this Friday the 13th learning how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018!


Photoshop is a paid program, but there are lots of free alternatives out there.  They may not be exactly the same but once you've learned one it's pretty easy to learn a new one!

G.I.M.P. (GNU Image Manipulation Program) - https://www.gimp.org/

Tablet or phone? Try:
Autodesk Sketchbook - https://sketchbook.com/


The livestream will start right here (png-eppl.blogspot.com) πŸ‘‡ on Friday @ 10am!

Monday, October 26, 2020

PNG Online - Polyhedron Jack-o'-lanterns

 We're going to take a break from technology and do something hands-on today!  Using the power of math we'll cut out jack-o'-lanterns and fold and glue them into a couple different polyhedrons just in time for Halloween!  https://www.instructables.com/Dont-You-Like-Math-Beware-of-Halloween/

The livestream will start right here (png-eppl.blogspot.com) πŸ‘‡ on Friday @ 10am!

Monday, October 12, 2020

PNG Online - Kano PC Laptop Unboxing!

We've got a new toy to play with!  Watch as we unbox the new Kano PC Laptop!  We are going to be checking this thing out with the hopes that we can do something more with Kano PC Laptops in the future, but first we have to open the box and figure it out!

Tune in right here as we cut the tape, open the box and see what's inside!

The livestream will start right here (png-eppl.blogspot.com) πŸ‘‡ on Friday the 23rd @ 10am!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

PNG Online - TinkerCAD & 3D Printing (Part 3)

We’re back for the exciting conclusion to our TinkerCAD & 3D Printing trilogy!  We covered the very basics of how to get around in TinkerCAD and then went in-depth creating a 3D object.  Now let’s put the finishing touches on our 3D object, export it, and get it ready for the 3D printer!  Follow along at home or do your own thing.

If time permits we’ll check out some of the cool stuff people are posting on Thingiverse.com and maybe even experiment with importing some image files and converting them into 3D objects.

I'm going to be using the latest OBS software and streaming gear to bring PNG to you at home via YouTube Live.  Join us right here on Friday for our PNG Online stream where we'll be covering 3D printing and an introduction to TinkerCAD.com

The livestream will start right here (png-eppl.blogspot.com) πŸ‘‡ on Friday @ 10am!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

PNG Online - TinkerCAD & 3D Printing (Part 2)

PNG Online continues!  Project Next Generation at The Elmwood Park Public Library is back with a continuation of last week's TinkerCAD lesson.

I'm going to be using the latest OBS software and streaming gear to bring PNG to you at home via YouTube Live.  Join us right here on Friday for our PNG Online stream where we'll be covering 3D printing and an introduction to TinkerCAD.com



If you'd like to follow along live, make sure to visit Tinkercad.com ahead of time and create an account or have a parent create an account for you.  The lesson will be presented live, but an archive will be posted shortly thereafter that you'll be able to view anytime on-demand.

In this second lesson, we'll get started creating a more advanced object in TinkerCAD.  Follow along or make your own and start building your TinkerCAD skills!

The livestream will start right here πŸ‘‡on Friday @ 11am!



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

PNG Online - Intro to TinkerCAD & 3D Printing

I am excited to announce a new chapter for Project Next Generation activities at The Elmwood Park Public Library.  PNG Online!

I'm going to be using the latest OBS software and streaming gear to bring PNG to you at home via YouTube Live.  Join us right here on Friday for our first PNG Online stream where we'll be covering 3D printing and an introduction to TinkerCAD.com

If you'd like to follow along live, make sure to visit Tinkercad.com ahead of time and create an account or have a parent create an account for you.  The lesson will be presented live, but an archive will be posted shortly thereafter that you'll be able to view anytime on-demand.

In this first lesson, we'll cover the very basics of how 3D printer works and how to navigate TinkerCAD.  If it's a success, we'll pick up next Friday for part 2 and start building our TinkerCAD skills!
The livestream will start right here πŸ‘‡on Friday @ 3pm!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Glowforge Unboxing



Check it out!  We got our Glowforge Plus!

Here's Ahren unboxing the Glowforge and getting it started with the first test cut!
Now that it's up and running we're going to keep learning how to use it and start making these Ear Savers for medical workers.

When it's safe to re-open we can't wait to help you bring your projects to life with the Glowforge at the library!

Friday, May 1, 2020

PNG at EPPL 3D Printing During COVID 19

While the library has been closed and PNG classes are on hiatus, PNG Program Director Ahren Sievers has been busy 3D printing PPE components for area medical workers.  Please watch as he describes his experience and explains just how 3D printing actually works.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Movie Making: Day 2


Today was day 2 of Movie Making!  We finalized our script and started creating our storyboards and shot lists!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Movie Making: Day 1

Today was the first day of Movie Making!  We came up with a plan and started writing a script and storyboards!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

PNG Spring 2020

Robot Club: Tuesdays 4pm





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: Thursdays 4pm





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!

March


Teens 4pm
PNG - Movie Making (6-part class) - 3/10 - 3/26
Lights, Camera, Action!  Let's write a script, shoot some footage and edit it into a movie.

April


Teens 4pm

PNG -3D Printing & TinkerCAD (4-part class) - 4/14 - 4/23
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.

Learn the basics about computers, how to stay safe online and be Internet awesome!

Learn to fold an origami cube and make your creation glow with an embedded LED.

 

May


Teens 4pm

PNG - Soldering (4-part class) 5/12 - 5/21
Learn how to solder electronics!  We'll teach you how to handle a soldering iron and soldering safety, how to assemble components on a circuit board and everything else you need to know to bring electronics to life!

Hand Drawn Vinyl Clings (2-part class) 5/26 - 5/28
Draw a picture, bubble letters or a cool design.  Scan it.  Cut it out on the vinyl cutter.  Stick to a window or a wall!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020