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Posted on: October 8, 2019

SML Make & Go explores technology through circuits and 3D printing

Make a light up card with the Make and Go

The Make & Go, our new Mobile Makerspace, invites adults to explore technology this October. The Make & Go team will visit our branches to offer programs in basic circuits and 3D printing. All programs are free and open to the public, and all supplies will be provided.

Adults can get creative by using paper circuits to make handmade light-up greeting cards. Paper circuits are low-voltage electronic circuits created on paper or cardboard using conductive copper tape, LED lights and a power source such as a coin cell battery. Adults will create a greeting card and use paper circuits to bring the card to life. Adults can make a handmade light-up card with the SML Make & Go at the following on the dates and times listed below.

Make Your Own Light Up Greeting Card

Adults and teens age 15 and older can also explore the new technology of 3D printing using Tinkercad, a free, easy to use app for 3D design, electronics and coding. The Tinkercad workshop will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch. Participants will use Tinkercad to learn the basics of 3D design and create their own keychain to be printed on a 3D printer. Registration is required to attend. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/75911652797

Our Make & Go is a fully equipped makerspace on wheels bringing the latest in STEAM programming to communities throughout Caddo Parish. The Make & Go provides STEAM programming on the go, traveling to outreach events, the library’s 21 branches, SPAR Recreation Centers, and more. Materials for use with the Make & Go include laptops, iPads, 3D printer and scanner, robotics, building sets, portable hotspots, arts and crafts supplies, SNAP circuits, and sewing and embroidery tools. The Make & Go is customizable to meet STEAM learning needs.

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