Items tagged with Maker

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Demo

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Try the new HTC Vive headset, a new and striking Virtual Reality experience! While Oculus Rift users are encouraged to sit down when using that hardware, the Vive promises to be more of an interactive experience that is reminiscent of Nintendo’s Wii video gaming platform. The HTC Vive allows you to move around and physically interact with your virtual environment.

 

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Family
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

WestportMAKES: Costume “Bling”

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Add some pizzazz to your costume by creating personalized accessories with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston. All ages. Just stop by! 

C. Delari Johnston is a freelance theatrical costumer. She has worked on a wide range of projects, from design and construction for community theater at Stamford Theatre Works to regional theater work for Long Wharf Theatre, Sacred HeartUniversity and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She is currently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, Hamilton.

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Family
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

WestportMAKES Halloween: Heroes and Monsters Costumes

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Create your own Halloween costume in this three-day workshop with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston. Project may require hand sewing and using hot glue guns. For ages 8 through adult. Limit: 10 participants. 

Register online for this free program. Because of the limited space, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent by Friday, September 29, to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org, only if we can fill your spot.

Submit suggestions for which character patterns should be offered by September 15, 2017 to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org. Ms. Johnson will determine the final 4 patterns. 

C. Delari Johnston is a freelance theatrical costumer. She has worked on a wide range of projects, from design and construction for community theater at Stamford Theatre Works to regional theater work for Long Wharf Theatre, Sacred HeartUniversity and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She is currently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, Hamilton.

MakerSpace Balcony
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker

Electronics Surprise Workshop

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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

MakerSpace Balcony
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker

Electronics Surprise Workshop

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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

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Family Maker Sunday: Slime Time

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Get the month of Halloween off to a slimey start by making Slime with everyday supplies. Everyone will get some slime to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

The Great Hall
Maker Movement, Family
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

WestportMAKES:A Scary Movie with Jhonny Parks

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Create your own scary movie masterpiece with filmmaker Jhonny Parks in this workshop in the Library's MakerSpace. Jhonny will show you filming techniques and by the end of the workshop, you'll have a finished film. 

Space is limited to 16 people. Please be able to come to ALL sessions. Register online for this free program. Because of the limited space, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent by Friday, October 6, to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org, only if we can fill your spot. AGES 13 AND UP

Jhonny Parks is a stop-motion animator and filmmaker. He is currently the Stop-motion Animator at SPARKS Art and JUNK Artworks. Jhonny is known for his animated short films Wound Up (2016) and What the Mouse? (2017). 

MakerSpace Balcony
Teen, Maker Movement
High School, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10

MakerSpace Grand Reopening!

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It's the grand reopening of the Westport Library's MakerSpace, and you're all invited!

Celebrate with us as we unveil the new space, located on the Library's top floor. We'll show off our new digs, give you the lowdown on our programming plans for the year, and demonstrate new equipment. And then, at 2:30, be sure to join us for a Godzilla sculpting workshop run by one of our favorite Makers-in-Residence, Chris Crowe! 

Here's a rundown of the day's activities:

10:00: Opening remarks and welcome
10:10-12:00: Open House tours of the new space
Tours will include a walk-through of the space and introductions to new equipment, hands-on demonstrations, and more.
12:00-12:30: Birthday cake! 
12:30-2:00: Tours continue
2:30-4:30: Godzilla Sculpting Workshop w/ Maker Chris Crowe

For 3D printer lesson reservations, please email westportMAKES@gmail.com or visit westportlibrary.org/makes

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement
All ages
Maker

CANCELED: Maker Madness 2017: Happy Birthday!

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maker madness  CANCELED.

Want to celebrate the 5th birthday of the Westport Library's MakerSpace? Then be sure to join us for the 3rd-annual Maker Madness event for ages 12 through adult!

Do you have what it takes to escape? Put your detective skills to the test and try your hand at our Escape Room. 

This year's special event also features maker workshops and lots of hands-on building and creating. Escape the room and learn from dusk-to-dawn in this all night event. Program highlights include:

  • Beat the clock and save the future in our escape room!
  • Make a stop-motion movie masterpiece!
  • Experiment with new Virtual Reality and compete in our GIANT video game room!
  • Construct your own optical illusions!
  • Create mystifying magic accessories! 
  • Paint with light!
  • Take a walk on the paranormal side!

We’ll have more Maker activities than ever before and a SPECIAL GUEST in Ghost Hunters star Dustin Pari who will take us through an interactive presentation with tales about his paranormal experiences! 

For ages 12 through adult. Midnight pizza party and snacks included.

Volunteers needed; contact agiannini [at] westportlibrary [dot] org. Participation waiver will be required. Register online. Fee, $50 and includes midnight pizza and snacks. (Note: Special fee of $25 for MakerSpace coaches)

Saturday, July 22, 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 23, 7 am pick up.

Throughout Library
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Amazon Alexa Skills Bootcamp

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Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using their own voice. Learn various skills including playing music, answering general questions, adding items to a shopping list, setting an alarm or timer.

Amazon pros will offer two classes at the Library: the first session is from 1-3 pm (register online) and the second session runs from 3-5 pm (register online). The classes are free and registration is required as seating is limited.

“Being able to interact with a computer with my voice is hard to comprehend; I still find it hard to believe,” said Mark Mathias, founder and co-chair of Maker Faire Westport and president of Remarkable STEAM. “Yet people now do it every day. It’s hard to believe this was not possible just a few years ago and we’re only starting to see what this technology can do,” he added.

“Experts from Amazon will come and show people how to create Amazon Skills,” said Manager of Experiential Learning at the Westport Library and Co-Chair of Maker Faire Westport Alex Giannini. “They will leave having created an Amazon Skill and will be able to create more skills that tie into Alexa Voice Services. We look forward to hearing what ideas people have before, during and after the class.”

Maker Faire Westport is produced by Remarkable STEAM, Inc. in partnership with the Westport Library. The Maker Faire Westport name is licensed from Maker Media, Inc.
 

McManus Room
Tech Training, Maker Movement