Make stuff at Westport Library workshops in September
Published 12:19 pm, Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The Westport Library plans to offer several “maker” workshops in September.
The free programs, which are open to the public, will take place in the library’s Great Hall. The instructor will be Josh Burker, who has been teaching technology for more than 15 years.
The workshops include:
Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.: “Interactive Storybook” for adults (older than 18) — Learn to use the programs Scratch, MaKey MaKey and basic circuitry to design a collaborative interactive storybook. The group will start with a simple children's story in a board book and then add circuitry and programming to create a new dimension to the book. Limit, 10 participants; register online.
Sept. 16, 1-3:30 p.m.: “Animated Postcards” — Create a postcard that lights up using basic circuitry and the program Vine to make a looping animation.For adults (older than 19). Limit, 10 participants; register online.
Sept. 23, noon-5 p.m.: “Make a Marble Machine” — Bricolage is a term for using materials on hand to create a Do It Yourself solution to a problem. Using a variety of available materials, the group will solve a problem requiring engineering, iteration and imagination. Program is for all ages; drop in.
Tuesdays until Sept. 22, 4-5:30 p.m.: “Community Chess Pieces” — Learn to use the 3D Systems hand-held scanner to create models of library patrons during this five-week project. Build costumes and props from diverse materials and then transform yourself into a chess piece. The goal of the project is to create 3D-scanned models for a community chess set. Program is for all ages; drop in.