Wednesday, August 29, 2018

PNG Fall 2018

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 and play fun games while learning the fundamentals of basic coding then try your hand on some of our programmable robots!


Electric Origami (4th grade & Up) - 2-part class - 9/11 - 9/13
Learn to fold origami and make your creation glow with an embedded LED.

TinkerCAD 3D Design & Printing (4th grade & Up) - 4-part class - 9/18 - 9/27
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.


Vinyl Cutter (4th grade & Up) - 2-part class - 10/9 - 10/11
Design and make a cool vinyl cling using our Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter and stick it to flat surface.

Soldering (6th grade & Up) - 4-part class - 10/16 - 10/24
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!

Create-A-Ghost (4th grade & Up) - 10/30
Create a ghost in the library using everyday materials like packing tape, cling wrap and LEDs.


Tensegrity Structures (4th grade & Up) 2-part class - 11/13 - 11/15
reate an tensegrity structure in the shape of an icosahedron out of rubberbands and straws and then hook your creation up to a motor and power to see it move!  Add some markers and you've got a scribblebot!

Ozobot Obstacle Course Challenge (4th grade & Up) 2-part class - 11/27 - 11/29
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)!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Computer Skills & Internet Safety

It is unfortunately the last class of the summer session! We only had one person come in for a majority of the time so we actually ended up finishing up an old project! After that, we waited for our other student to show up and we got going on some computer basics!

We learned about keyboard shortcuts, browsers, different operating systems, and internet safety!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Hour of Code

As we wrap up the summer session, we figured we'd have one more Hour of Code session!
We had everyone hop on and keep working on all the skills we've developed over the summer! (All while playing minecraft, too...)

On Thursday, we'll wrap up with some Computer Skills & Internet Safety!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Robot Club

A new Robot Club, a new VEX robotics kit, new students!  We're starting from scratch building a brand new VEX Clawbot.