Thursday, November 29, 2018

PNG Winter 2019

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!


TinkerCAD (4th grade & Up) - 4-part class - 12/11 - 12/20
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.


Stop-Motion Animation (4th grade & Up) - 4-part class - 1/15 - 1/24
Learn how stop-motion animation works and create your own short stop-motion movie. It's easy and awesome.  Make Ray Harryhausen proud!

Photoshop Cut Up (4th grade & Up) - 2-part class - 1/29 - 1/31
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit and remix photos into crazy, awesome new creations!


Vinyl Cutter (4th grade & Up) 2-part class - 2/12 - 2/14
Design and make a cool vinyl cling using our Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter and stick it to flat surface.

Mixcraft (4th grade & Up) 4-part class - 2/19 - 2/28
Learn how to use the digital audio creation software Mixcraft and make your own song!

Ozobot Obstacle Course Challenge - Day 2: The Finish Line

We had our first successful run of the Ozobot Obstacle Course Challenge, last time!  Let's see if we can keep it up as the obstacle course continues to grow!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ozobot Obstacle Course Challenge - Day 1

Today was the first day of our latest Ozobot Obstacle Course Challenge!  The challenge?  Create an obstacle course and then program an ozobot to successfully navigate it.

No one has ever completed an Ozobot Obstacle Course.  Will today be the day?

Monday, November 19, 2018

Last Thing on the Scanner Bed

I went to use the scanner in the PNG room today and there was still a little something sitting on the scanner bed.

Don't know who's it was or what became of it, but I love it!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tensegrity Structures - Day 2: Tension + Integrity = Tensegrity?

Today was the second day of Tensegrity Structures.  It's a good thing we scheduled two days because the first day was a disaster!  We were following this guide and did not read the part about the straws being the same length as the rubberbands!  So our first attempt our straws were too long and our second attempt, our straws were too short.  This time, like Goldilocks and the 3 bears, they are going to be just right!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tensegrity Structures - Day 1 - InTense!

Tensegrity Structures!  Simple and complicated!  Today we we created our own tensegrity structures using the same principles as large scale sculptures and architecture.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hour of Code - November 2018

It's the first full week of the month and that means time to assemble in the PNG room, talk about coding and practice our skills with fun games and activities!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Robot Club - November 2018

Time to pick up where we left off last time and keep on assembling this VEX Clawbot!  Will we be able to get it up and running by the end of class?

Not so much... but getting closer!