Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Paper Signals - Day 4

Well, Paper Signals was a bust.

We created our Paper Signals, programmed our Arduino boards and did everything right, but when we synced our Paper Signal with Google Assistant nothing happened.  Bogus.

So instead, we made more papercraft: paper airplanes and snowflakes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 25, 2019

PNG Winter 2019

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!

 

December


3D Printed Snowflakes (2-part class) - 12/10 - 12/12
Learn to use the computer to create 3D models of snowflakes and then print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!  This 2-part class will teach you some 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.

January


Song Maker (3-part class) - 1/14 - 1/21
Learn how to use the digital audio software Mixcraft and make your own song!

Rover Race (3-part class) - 1/23 - 1/30
Design 3D printed parts and build electric toy Rovers that run on monorail tracks.

 

February


3D Printer Valentine (2-part class) 2/11 - 2/13
Learn to use the computer to create 3D models of hearts or Valentines and then print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!  This 2-part class will teach you some basics of 3D design and how to use Tinkercad.com to create 3D objects that can be printed on any 3D printer.

Hand Drawn Vinyl Clings (2-part class) 2/18 - 2/25
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, November 21, 2019

Paper Signals w/ Google - Day 3


After stalling out on Tuesday, getting mired down with adding API keys to our Arduino controller we are back on track, folding, gluing and coding!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Paper Signals w/ Google - Day 2

Day two of Paper Signals!  We're still building!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Paper Signals w/ Google - Day 1


Today we tried our hand at Paper Signals!  This is a cool looking project that we've never done before.  Here's hoping it turns out!


Thursday, November 7, 2019

3D Design & Printing - Day 4


It's the last day of TinkerCAD!  Remember now that you're a pro at designing objects in 3D you can submit designs to printed by the library any time you want!  Visit our website for more information or just talk to Ahren or one of the librarians!  https://www.elmwoodparklibrary.org/how-do-i/technology/3d-printing

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

3D Printing and Design - Day 3

After a pause for Halloween, we are back to finish up our 3D projects and print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!