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Meet GoPiGo

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Drop in to meet GoPiGo, the robot car powered by a Raspberry Pi computer. The customizable robot has multiple accessories, so you can turn the GoPiGo into anything from a WiFi controlled robot for exploring the scary spaces behind the couch to an autonomous rocket-launching office enforcer. Hands-on fun for the whole family!

No registration required.  Drop-ins welcome!
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Meet Sphero

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Drop in to meet Sphero, the ball-shaped robot designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding. Learning is evolving. Get on the ball. Hands-on fun for the whole family!

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Soldering 101: Sirens & Lights

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Learn basic soldering techniques to create a siren with flashing lights, and gain practical knowledge of electronics and how circuits work. The siren can be used as an intruder alarm, bicycle siren, or just plain attention getter.

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Soldering 101: Sirens & Lights

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Learn basic soldering techniques to create a siren with flashing lights, and gain practical knowledge of electronics and how circuits work. The siren can be used as an intruder alarm, bicycle siren, or just plain attention getter.

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MintyBoost: Make Your Own Smartphone Charger

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Build your own MintyBoost – a battery-pack and recharger that fits into a mint tin! Thanks to a generous grant from Friends of WCPL, we supply all the tools and parts necessary to build this small & simple (but very powerful) USB charger for your smartphone, tablet, or almost any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge. Prerequisites: Soldering 101 class, or knowledge of basic soldering techniques. 

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MintyBoost: Make Your Own Smartphone Charger

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Build your own MintyBoost – a battery-pack and recharger that fits into a mint tin! Thanks to a generous grant from Friends of WCPL, we supply all the tools and parts necessary to build this small & simple (but very powerful) USB charger for your smartphone, tablet, or almost any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge. Prerequisites: Soldering 101 class, or knowledge of basic soldering techniques. 

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Robotics Boot Camp (*3-Session Workshop*)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
The class will be held on August 13, 14, & 15.  Attend this multi-day robotics workshop to learn about mechanical design, electronics, and programming. Attendees will build the MakeBlock Ultimate 2.0 robot kit. This extraordinary robot kit can be assembled into more than 10 different configurations to explore your creativity. Release your imagination with 160+ metal parts and 80+ types of electronic modules. Once assembled, you’ll program your robot to take on a challenge course, working with or competing against other attendees’ robots! Participants will work in groups.

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Doodle in 3D

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Drop in to try out the 3Doodler 3D printing pen. Compact & easy to use, the 3Doodler extrudes heated plastic that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure. From fine art to DIY, maker projects, creating scale models or decorative items, the possibilities are limitless! For ages 8+.

No registration required.  Drop-ins welcome!
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