Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Maker Mondays

If you're looking for something fun to do with your teens, or you'd like a little break from the kiddos to brush up your technological prowess, you simply must join us for our Maker Mondays series of events. We're meeting every Monday from now until August 19 to share amazingly simple technology tools that will inspire you to create, repair and entertain. Next Monday from 4-6 p.m. in the Technology Room, experts from Free Geek will show you how use free, open source software to transform your old, slow computers into well-oiled, customized machines that will actually do what you want them to do. The following week will be an incredible 3-D printing demonstration, and the week after that we'll show you how to make music and games using simple apps on your devices, and you'll get to play with our Makey Makeys, a deceptively simple technology that transforms pretty much anything into a controller.

The Maker movement is a growing phenomenon, and people everywhere are tapping into their powers of invention. It turns out, with a little innovation and help from fellow making enthusiasts, you can create whatever you can imagine, regardless of skill level. Want to disguise a mixer as a Boba Fett helmet? No problem. Want to make shrinkydinks and polymer clay mustaches using your own "Easy Make Oven?" Why not. How about a "PB & J 2.0" with 9 different flavor combinations? Yum. 

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