Thursday, December 19, 2019

Electric Origami - December 2019

We here at PNG have tried this project from Evil Mad Scientist 3 or 4 times and only had it work once.  The first time we tried it, we tried the freezer paper and tinfoil method and it was pretty hit or miss but it worked for most of us.

Last time we tried using conductive ink pens and that was a complete wash.

This time we're hoping to have good results using conductive tape!  The tests were promising, hopefully it turned out well!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Be Internet Awesome - December 2019

Thanks for coming to Be Internet Awesome today at PNG.  I hope you learned a little bit about computers and staying safe online.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

3D Printed Snowflakes - Day 2

Today was the second day of 3D printed snowflakes!  Happy Holidays from Project Next Generation and Elmwood Park Public Library!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

3D Printed Snowflakes - Day 1

Happy Holidays!  To celebrate the season we are making snowflakes using the popular 3D design software TinkerCAD and printing them on our Makerbot 3D Printer!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Hour of Code - December 2019

Once again it's Hour of Code at Elmwood Park Public Library.  Lots of choices for coding exercises today!  Ozobots,, Kano kits and we even dusted off our old Finchbots!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Trinity HS Visit


PNG was on the move today at nearby Trinity High School.  We visited Ms. Smith's Digital Art class and took the students through a quick TinkerCAD tutorial.  The students at Trinity already have access to 2 Makerbot Replicators and with the help of Ms. Smith were already familiar with TinkerCAD, so they took to designing quickly and were very impressive!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Robot Club - December 2019

Winter is here and so is another Robot Club!  We dusted off the VEX Robotics kits and tried to remember where we left off assembling one of our clawbots and trying troubleshoot the other.