First up in March is Teen Tech Week! Project Next Generation at Elmwood Park Public Library is doing our part to get teens involved in technology with a whole week's worth of classes, everyday from 4pm to 5pm.
March 9th (4pm - 5pm) - Makey Makey
Makey Makey's are cool kits that allow you to hook everyday objects up to computers at input devices! The possibilities of what you can do are pretty much limitless. We'll show you some cool basic ways to use a Makey Makey kit and some fun activities to try and then we'll let you try to come up with something cool and new!
March 10th (4pm - 5pm) - Hour of Code
Not only is coding massively important to the fabric of your digital world, coding 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!
March 11 (4pm - 5pm) - Bristle Bots
What happens when you combine a toothbrush, a tiny motor and an electric current? Bristle Bots! Sign up to construct your very own Bristle Bot and then race them against your classmates!
March 12 (4pm - 5pm) - Photoshop Face Paint
Join this Project Next Generation class if you want to learn Adobe Photoshop basics. We'll use a combination of cameras, tracing on paper, and photoshop to produce a one-of-a-kind self portrait!
March 13 (4pm - 5pm) - Open Lab
We're throwing the doors open and letting you repeat any of the activities from Teen Tech Week or maybe try out some things we didn't get around to. The PNG Lab is open, come and play!
Photoshop & Photography - Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 24th, 26th & 31st 4pm - 5pm
Let's use cameras to take digital photos and then edit those photos in Photoshop! We'll teach you the basics of how to compose a photograph and how to use Photoshop to edit your subject into all kinds of crazy backgrounds and special effects!
Soldering - Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 2nd, 7th, & 9th 4pm - 5pm
Join this Project Next Generation class if you want to learn how to solder! We've got cool electronics kits that light up, drive and scurry. When you're finished you can take your creation home with you and you'll be an expert in circuitry and soldering!
Tinkercad - Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 21st, 23rd, 28th, & 30th 4pm - 5pm
Let's use the computer to create 3D models and then print them out on the Makerbot Replicator! This 4-part 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!
Superheroes - Tuesday & Thursday, May 12th & 14th 4pm - 5pm
Just in time for a new crop of summer-time superhero movies, we're going to make our own superheroes on the computer and then print vinyl silhouettes of our creations using PNG's Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter!