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3D Printer in Action

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Take a peek at this time lapse video (below) of our MakerLab’s 3D Printer in action. This video was filmed and edited by local videographer Rich Pfeifer, and the printer is making a Blackstone Logo medallion which was designed by local engineer Sean McCulloch. We are so impressed at the talents of our community members! Want to learn more about our MakerLab? Click here!

You can be a part of the action, too! Set up an appointment with a librarian to be trained on the 3D printer and then come in to use it! Do you have skills to share? We’re looking for mentors and coaches for the different pieces of equipment in the MakerLab. If you have electronics skills, experience with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Adobe Photoshop Elements and/or Premiere Elements, LaunchPad/LaunchKey MIDI controllers, we want to hear from you! Call Katy Dillman at 203.488.1441, ext. 313.

Upcoming Events

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MakerLab: Create Your Own 3D Files

Saturday, April 4

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to learn how to design and create your own 3D files for printing? Join volunteer Jim Davis for an introduction to 3D file creation. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD. Once you learn this software, you’ll be able to design and 3D print your very own creations.

Space is limited – register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Monkey Wrench Warning: an Underground Railroad Quilting Experience with Jan Doyle for 1st thru 5th grade (Auditorium)

Saturday, April 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Experience the Underground Railroad in a unique and attention-grabbing presentation – using handmade quilts and stories children will learn how slaves transformed quilts into maps that were then shared to lead them to safety.

After the presentation, children will have the opportunity to start  creating their own quilt with some materials provided by the library and presenter. Each participant will potentially create their own quilt square, which the library will then sew together to create a quilt and then place on display later in the week.

Can’t sew?  No problem!  The instructor will teach everyone how to do a running stitch that is perfect for your project and something that you can take with you when you go home.

* Participants MUST bring good scissors that will cut cloth and an outgrown item of clothing that we can transform into a quilting square! Hopefully we will gather a variety of materials to make one vibrant, happy go-lucky quilt.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 or click here.

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (LH Room)

Monday, April 6

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!

Every other week we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

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The MakerLab: A Week of Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, April 13

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us as we put our MakerLab to the test and learn about all the components that go into the creation of brushbots, beetlebots and artbots. During this week long workshop participants will learn how to solder, attach batteries and motors and create 3D printed add-ons. Most importantly – they will take home robots! At the end of the week we will finalize our creations and have them take part in Lego built mazes and battles. May the best robot win.

Registration for this program is required and you must be able to attend all the sessions in order to create your robots. Space is limited so call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 today. 

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Yoga for Home School Students in Partnership with the CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga – (4th – 8th Grade)

Tuesday, April 14

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga are working together to provide FREE monthly yoga classes for students in 4th thru 8th grade. Previous yoga experience is not required, so why not get out of the house and give it a try?

Yoga invigorates your mind, body and spirit by:

stretching and toning your muscles…releasing tension…improving circulation…

cultivates concentration…supports mental clarity…builds up confidence…

encourages self-awareness…honors inner thought…invites stillness and relaxation.

Currently there are 6 openings and registration is required.
To do so contact the CELC office at 203.433.4658 OR email mandm@CTExperiential.org

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The MakerLab: A Week of Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Tuesday, April 14

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us as we put our MakerLab to the test and learn about all the components that go into the creation of brushbots, beetlebots and artbots. During this week long workshop participants will learn how to solder, attach batteries and motors and create 3D printed add-ons. Most importantly – they will take home robots! At the end of the week we will finalize our creations and have them take part in Lego built mazes and battles. May the best robot win.

Registration for this program is required and you must be able to attend all the sessions in order to create your robots. Space is limited so call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 today. 

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The MakerLab: A Week of Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Wednesday, April 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us as we put our MakerLab to the test and learn about all the components that go into the creation of brushbots, beetlebots and artbots. During this week long workshop participants will learn how to solder, attach batteries and motors and create 3D printed add-ons. Most importantly – they will take home robots! At the end of the week we will finalize our creations and have them take part in Lego built mazes and battles. May the best robot win.

Registration for this program is required and you must be able to attend all the sessions in order to create your robots. Space is limited so call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 today. 

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The MakerLab: A Week of Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Thursday, April 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us as we put our MakerLab to the test and learn about all the components that go into the creation of brushbots, beetlebots and artbots. During this week long workshop participants will learn how to solder, attach batteries and motors and create 3D printed add-ons. Most importantly – they will take home robots! At the end of the week we will finalize our creations and have them take part in Lego built mazes and battles. May the best robot win.

Registration for this program is required and you must be able to attend all the sessions in order to create your robots. Space is limited so call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 today. 

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The MakerLab: A Week of Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Friday, April 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us as we put our MakerLab to the test and learn about all the components that go into the creation of brushbots, beetlebots and artbots. During this week long workshop participants will learn how to solder, attach batteries and motors and create 3D printed add-ons. Most importantly – they will take home robots! At the end of the week we will finalize our creations and have them take part in Lego built mazes and battles. May the best robot win.

Registration for this program is required and you must be able to attend all the sessions in order to create your robots. Space is limited so call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 today. 

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MakerLab: Create Your Own 3D Files

Saturday, April 18

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Want to learn how to design and create your own 3D files for printing? Join volunteer Jim Davis for an introduction to 3D file creation. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD. Once you learn this software, you’ll be able to design and 3D print your very own creations.

Space is limited – register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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