March 13th, 2014
For children and teens who are interested in invention, exploration and innovation, “Maker Spaces” are great places to get started! The Maker movement is all about the enthusiasm and curiosity for invention and innovation. Makers are ordinary people, young and old, who have made extraordinary things with everyday products, simple electronics, and ingenuity. Maker Spaces provide the tools and the know-how of experienced Makers to turn anyone into an inventor.
The Elkton Central Library will host an exploratory Maker Space for grades 3 and up, as well as curious adults and parents, on Saturday, March 15 from 10am-3pm. Workshops will have limited space, so please register to be sure that there will be supplies available for your tween or teen. To register, call 410-996-5600 ext.481 or click the links below.
Here are the specifics:
Maker Day at the Library – 10am-3pm
Make things fly, roll, wiggle and illuminate! Invent hovering, lighter-than-air creatures and test them in wind tubes! Build a huge marble run with wood, cardboard and foam! Create electrified creatures that wiggle or draw! Fabricate hypnotic spinning sculptures with LED’s!
It’s Alive! Wigglebots and Drawing Machines – 10:30am-12pm
Using household materials and electromechanical components, invent a friend that wiggles, walks or draws! Perfect for the aspiring inventor, engineer and kinetic artist. Seats are limited. Open to grades 3 and up. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Hypnotica – 1:30pm-3pm
Prepare to be hypnotized – invent a spinning, illuminated handheld device that might control minds! Learn fundamental electronics skills, all projects go home! Seats are limited. Open to grades 3 and up. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This “Maker Day,” provided by “FutureMakers,” is made possible by a grant from Best Buy and the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.