Meet the Makerboxes! Introducing Tech Time

Meet the Makerboxes! Introducing Tech Time

We’re joining the Maker Movement and we want you to be a part of it. Come and see what our Tech Time initiative is all about!

On Saturday, October 3, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, you’re invited to “Meet the Makerboxes!” We will have our newest technology equipment out and ready for you to interact and play with (check out some of the new equipment below!), snacks, demonstrations and videos, and fun projects to make (or take home). You’ll also be able to sign up for some of our new Tech Time programs.

This summer the Plainfield Library was the recipient of an LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant. Our objective with this grant is to offer encouragement and access for elementary and teen girls to use technology. We will offer monthly programs geared toward girls (but open to anyone) that focus on different aspects of technology and encourage interaction and exploration. We will focus on different subjects over the course of the next year, beginning with creative technology in October through December. From January through March we will explore the possibilities of coding, and from April to June we will discover robotics and hardware.

Have you ever heard of a Makey Makey? Imagine being able to make music on a banana piano, or play a video game using a pencil-drawn game controller. These wacky activities and more are possible with Makey Makey!

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3Doodlers allow you to make colorful 3D creations without the constraints of a computer. Have you ever wanted to make your own jewelry, or to create a replica of the Eiffel Tower? The 3Doodler opens up a whole world of architectural and designing creativity.

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Lego Mindstorms will blow your mind! These robots are intricately made out of Lego and Technic parts to create a programmable creature. Imagine a Lego Robotic snake that you can program to slither across the floor to scare your friends and family. It’s all possible with Lego Mindstorms!

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This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

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