Items tagged with Maker

Arduino Board Usergroups/Workshops

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arduino boardLearn how to use the Arduino board, a small programmable electronics board. The Fairfield County Makers' Guild will teach the SIX SESSIONS for anyone with an interest in electronic circuits and the ability to learn coding. Anyone can attend, and this will be of special interest to those who attended the overview session on July 31st. Each session will focus on a new problem(s)! Register online.
To help with the cost of these workshops attendees are asked to pay $40 for the entire series OR $10 per session.

The sessions are scheduled from 7:00-8:30 PM: on:
Monday - August 26th
Monday - September 9th
Monday - September 30th
Monday - October 7th
Tuesday - October 15th
Tuesday - November 5th

There are 20 spots available to work with a Library Arduino Kit (Two people will share each kit. If you sign up alone you will be paired with another registered person.) You must bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (it's a free software). (Here is a link to the Guide book that we will be using.)

There are also 30 spots available if you have your own kit or wish to observe.

We will be using the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for the class. As stated above the Westport Library is providing 10 kits to be shared by 20 participants for use at the workshop only. The kits are available at https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11576  if you wish to purchase your own. (The previous kits are out of stock and have been replaced by these newer ones!!!)

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Augmented Reality Workshop

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augmented realityWhat is Augmented Reality (AR) and what can I do with it? AR is a live view of an image whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. In other words, it’s making static images come alive. This presentation and workshop by Westport Library Asst. Director Bill Derry will define Augmented Reality and provide an opportunity for participants to create their own AR with their mobile device using apps.

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Augmented Reality Workshop

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augmented realityWhat is Augmented Reality (AR) and what can I do with it? AR is a live view of a target image through an AR APP which triggers an overlay made up of a combination of audio, still images and/or video.  The overlay augments or adds new information about the image. This presentation and workshop by Westport Library Asst. Director Bill Derry will define Augmented Reality and provide an opportunity for participants to create their own AR with their mobile device.  All are welcome, but in order to take part in the workshop you will need a smart mobile device. Please download AURASMA to your ipad, iphone, android or other mobile device before the workshop, if possible.

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

MakerSpace Birthday Party Video

July 17, 2013

Over a hundred people came to help celebrate the first anniversary of the MakerSpace, which has generated media attention from around the country.

Watch this short video:

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Happy First Birthday MakerSpace!

July 17, 2013
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Over a hundred people came to help celebrate the first anniversary of the MakerSpace, which has generated media attention from around the country.

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CANCELED: Teen Maker Space Special: LED Art

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Use your Maker skills to create your own framed LED light show. LED Art can make an awesome nightlight, or can add stylish ambiance to any room. Grades 6-12.


 

Weeks Seminar Room
Maker Movement, Teen
High School, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker, Teen

Teen Maker Space Special: Stop Motion Animation Workshop

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stop motionLearn the art of stop motion animation. Design sets, characters, and stories, then film your creations. Register online.

Higgins Room
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker, Teen

Arduino Overview Workshop

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arduinoThe Fairfield County Makers' Guild will give an introductory course on using the Arduino board -- a  tiny yet powerful microcontroller.  We will use the Arduino board to learn about programmable electronics. This session will be hands-on for the first 20 people who register since the Library has purchased 10 Arduino kits. (Two people will work with each kit.) Everyone is welcome and all participants above  the first 20 will be able to observe and learn without having access to a kit. From this meeting we will determine if  we have a large enough community to continue monthly or bi-monthly Arduino User Group Labs.  This introduction is free to all participants who are interested in tinkering with electronic components and developing their coding skills.

If we find at this meeting that there is interest in creating  Arduino User Group Labs, a series of hands-on sessions will be scheduled for Arduino enthusiasts which include instruction on how to add motors, sensors, LED lights and much more!!  These sessions will allow you to  discuss your own personal or group projects. At these labs you'll find a community of knowledgeable people who are interested in your work and who will help you with your projects. The labs may require a $20-$25 fee per meeting.

We will be using the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for the class.  The Westport Library is providing 10 kits to be shared by 20 participants for use at the workshop only.  The kits are available at https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11227, if you wish to purchase your own.

You will need a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (it's a free software).  Here is a link to the Guide book that we will be using.  

Please read through the first few pages and follow the directions on installing the Arduino software prior to class.

Click HERE to register for the class.

For more information on the Fairfield Makers Guild

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Happy First Birthday MakerSpace!

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Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the MakerSpace, a structure that was built last summer for people to create a wide range of things from puppets to inventions produced on a 3D printer. The Westport Library has become a nationwide role model in the growing trend towards the establishment of makerspaces in libraries, expanding the role of libraries in communities.

Join the fun, which will include an acknowledgment of two 1930s GeeBee racer model airplanes, the first project begun in the MakerSpace. Guest speakers will include Director Maxine Bleiweis, Asst. Director Bill Derry and builder Joseph Schott, who oversaw the construction of the planes, now suspended from the ceiling. Honored guest Norma Granville, daughter of Zantford Granville (chief designer of Granville Brothers aircraft company that built the original GeeBee racers), will be there as well.

Plus, these special treats:

  •  A fun Maker activity
  •  Remote-controlled planes
  •  A special, amazing birthday cake

Don’t miss this fun summer birthday party!
 

Maker Collage

Maker Movement
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Teen Maker Space Special: SketchUp Workshop

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sketchupLearn more about SketchUp software and how to use it for 3D printing. Bring your own laptop. For middle school and up. Register online.

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker, Teen