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March 1, 2017
Hasbrouck Heights Public Library
Topic 1: Build a Better World
Pine Car Derby Kit ($50.00)
Think outside the box. Look at the community to see who can help.
Gardens (indoor / outdoor)
Build a bird house
Adopt an animal - WWF
Van Saun Zoo
Tenafly Nature Center
Topic 2: Space-less Makers
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4:
Button machines make great outreach!
Teen volunteers (or Maker Ambassadors) to help operate programs
Buy and use only what you need
Modify programs to incorporate your new maker items
Ask other BCCLS libraries who have done it!
The positives and negatives of Maker Carts
Making a Mobile Makerspace
Topic 3: Starting Tech from Scratch
Program / Material Ideas:
Where to start?
Free Online Software:
Ask for Donations!!!! This will help you identify what your patrons already spend money on at home.
Snapcircuits, LEGOs, etc.
Hour of Code https://code.org/learn
Tech with lots of applications:
Reaching out to tech organizations
Sylvan Learning Center
Topic 4: High Tech vs. Low Tech
Low Tech is more arts and crafts
Cookie Castor website helps make Cookie Cutters for 3D Printers
Tinkercad provides pre-loaded lessons
Hard to get high tech participation on a monthly / weekly basis
MAKE Magazine does a Maker Camp at makercamp.com
Try to provide both high and low tech events
High-tech is Scratch, Coding, and Robotics
Low-tech is Sewing and Crafts
Make vs. using
Success and failure
Experiment and try new things
Low-tech includes cooking
Vet your volunteers
Cricut - make a paper roller coaster
Lessons vs. free play/exploration
Signup.com to manage volunteers.
Low-tech is popsicle sticks, straw connectors, collage
High-tech is coding, animation, machines
Intermediate is kite-making, slime, apple volcanoes, egg drops, rocketry, airplane math, pancake art, pine car derby
Where do you start for High-tech?
Coding clubs (teen volunteers)
Use your laptops, iPads, 3D Printer, Cameo, makey-maker
Some software you can use:
If nothing else, get LED Lights and coin batteries in bulk!
Food (pancakes, waffles, cooking, wafflehouse)
Bring in the community and local businesses
No need for highest tech
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