hacking, making, and coding at the library
A couple of our recent programs in the Community Technology Center and the ideaLAB are taking the next steps: helping people open up the tech they use everyday and see what's inside.
That same day, the ideaLAB held a toy hacking event, where we took a bunch of thrift store toys that had seen better days, took them apart, and made something better. Projects ranged from simple Frankenstein creations (Wonder Woman's head on an owl, anyone?) to toys with LED eyes and motorized, axe-wielding arms. In the end, teens learned some basics about building a circuit and, more importantly, learned how to look at the things around them in a new way.
What kind of technology and maker programming would you like to see at DPL in 2014? Let us know in the comments. Would you be interested in helping out with or facilitating any sort of maker programming? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org! Have a happy holiday and here's to an exciting new year!