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April 2017
Free

How Animals Work @ Southwest Library

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DCPL – Southwest, 900 Wesley Pl SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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The Zoo meets the Makerspace!  Build a simple machine based on a real, living snake - that you can see and touch. This inspiring, hands-on experience shows how animal bodies are designed and function. Everyone goes home with an invention inspired by snake skeletons and musculature, and stories about their experience with a living creature! Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

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May 2017
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Light Painting @ Chevy Chase Library

May 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
DCPL – Chevy Chase, 5625 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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Imagine making a painting using with glowing lights, by moving in space and time! Participants explore LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to invent glowing light brushes, and use their creations in long exposure photos that capture light, color and motion! Each child takes their light brush home, and you receive digital copies of all the light painting photos they create! This program is intended for young makers between the ages of 4 and 8.

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Virtual Reality Roadshow @ Glen Burnie Regional Library

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AACPL – Glen Burnie, 1010 Eastway
Glen Burnie, MD 21060 United States
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Join community members of all ages and explore virtual reality in seated and standing experiences on a variety of platforms - Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens and more! Coaches will guide you through the experience, and you’ll meet library staff who can share more about opportunities to go further with VR in your community! All ages are welcome. We encourage everyone in the family to join us for this awesome event!

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Electric Art Lab @ Bellevue Library

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCPL – Bellevue, 115 Atlantic St SW
Washington, DC 20032 United States
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Calling all FutureMakers! Learn about positive and negative energy while exploring the foundation of electrical engineering to create something amazing. Use motors, LEDs, batteries and simple circuitry to invent an artwork project that moves and comes alive. All projects go home. All ages welcome.

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Electronics Essentials: Circuits, Switches and Lights @ Francis Gregory Library

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DCPL Francis Gregory, 3660 Alabama Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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Explore the fundamentals of electronics. Design and create a breadboard-based circuit, using a battery, switches, jumper wires and multi-colored light emitting diodes. Create a light show you can carry home in your pocket! All ages are welcome. All projects go home.

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Virtual Reality Roadshow @ Wicomico Public Library

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wicomico Public Library, 2300 N Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD 21801 United States
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Join community members of all ages and explore virtual reality in seated and standing experiences on a variety of platforms - Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens and more! Coaches will guide you through the experience, and you’ll meet library staff who can share more about opportunities to go further with VR in your community! All ages are welcome. We encourage everyone in the family to join us for this awesome event! This event will be…

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June 2017
Free

Instant 3D Prints @ The Baltimore Museum of Industry

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy E
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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FutureMakers will be working in conjunction with the Baltimore Museum of Industry to offer an awesome activity. Participants are welcome to join us at our station to create on-the-fly 3D prints. Become a product designer and rapid prototype a robot face! Explore the process of vacuum forming – heating thermoplastic and forming it over a shape with vacuum pressure – to create squishy foam 3-dimensional designs to take home! All ages are welcome, but we ask that parents accompany children younger…

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Instant 3D Prints @ Indian Head Naval Base Library

June 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Head Naval Base Library, 4163 N. Jackson Rd. Bldg. 620
Indian Head, MD 20640 United States
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Become a product designer and rapid prototype a robot face! Explore the process of vacuum forming - heating thermoplastic and forming it over a shape with vacuum pressure - to create squishy foam 3-dimensional designs to take home! All ages are welcome and all projects go home. Note: This event will be on the Indian Head Naval Base Library. Visitors will need to present license, registration, and proof of insurance to enter Naval Base. This library is 1/4 mile past…

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Virtual Reality Camp @ Severna Park Community Library

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AACPL – Severna Park, 45 West McKinsey Road
Severna Park, MD 21146 United States
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A three-hour workshop for tweens and teens focusing on building digital environments that can be “visited” in VR. Learn the basics of Unity, a 3D game design software, and create a fantastic place of your own design from a world of building blocks. These free workshops are offered on a pre-registration basis, no prior experience required! This program is intended for young makers between the ages of 8 and 13. Registration is required before attending the event. Please contact the…

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Drawbots @ Caroline County Public Library

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market Street
Denton, MD 21629 United States
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Create a machine that can wiggle and draw!  Use motors, batteries and art materials to create a simple switch and motorized circuit, and construct substantial, whimsical machines that draw on paper. All projects go home. All ages are welcome. Parents are welcome to join & learn along with their children! Registration is required for this event. You can register by calling 410-479-1343 or visit www.carolib.org/register after June 1.

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