Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Drop by and build something together. Ages 8 & up
Join the staff of CompuChild for a four-day program to build LEGO EV3 robots and program them. (Note: The program runs the full four days.) Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. We will have instructions to build robot as well as challenges added to each class for students to think creative and sensor control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects. For grades 4-7
This is a free program for those who attend. Because we are able to admit only a limited number of students, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by Wednesday, April 6 and we can fill your spot.
When somone is kind to us, we know how great it makes us feel. When we are kind to others, we create change for the good. In honor of the kindnesses shown in the book WestportREADS book Bettyville, draw, collage and color KINDNESS in ourselves and each other with artist and author Elaine Clayton. We'll make a book celebrating our communal dedication to being kind! Grades 3 to adult. Register online.
Build a Robot with the Library's LEGO WeDo Kits. Up to 2 siblings in grades K-5 can register with 1 parent. Families will be given a brief overview of the Kits and then they can build and program together. Register online; not transferable to other students. Materials Fee $5. Registration limited to 5 families.
For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).
Students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library.
The Utopia Projects asks the question: Can an ideal human society be designed? Students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then select a geographic location (on Earth or on the Moon), begin researching the natural resources of their selected location, and consider how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.
They were provided a list of detailed challenges to address, such as: natural resources, architecture, food and agriculture, education, transportation, economy, government structure, and even waste management. The challenge is to not only develop this ideal community, but to also create a three-dimensional model that will explain one detailed part of this utopia.
This is a free program for those who attend. Because of the limited number of students, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by Tuesday, February 14, if we can fill your spot. Questions? Contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.
Join the MakerSpace Team on Sunday, October 30 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 1:00-2:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between 2:00 and 4:30!