Last week we told you about Blender, the free, full-featured modeling software. Stuart, our Systems Specialist, has used it to create some of his own models. This 747 is his latest. Click on it to view the full-size version.
Maker Monday Club was recently held at the St. Helena Branch Library! On January 13 attendees ages 8-adult had the opportunity to play with the littleBits kits. As you can see from the pictures, a lot of fun exploring, tinkering, and making was had.
The next Maker Monday Club at the St. Helena Branch Library will be Monday, February 17th, 5:30-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!
The Island Packet has published an article about the CreationStation, by our own Melanie Florencio, Computer Lab Instructor at St. Helena.
From the article:
Next time you stop by your local library, check out books and then attend a free class on how to design and print out your own plastic toy.
Yes, you read that right.
The Beaufort County Library is the recipient of a $25,000 federal Library Services and Technology Act grant funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the State Library of South Carolina. Libraries across the nation are adding makerspaces to their facilities: places to create through mentorship, conversation, innovation, collaboration and tinkering. As a result, new innovative technology such as 3-D printers, a laser scanner, Arduino boards, Raspberry Pi computers, Bristle Bots and Little Bits robotics will be available for the public of Beaufort County to access freely.
Bristlebots introduces younger children to basic robotics, but they can be modified to be as complex as you like. This Bristlebot is straight out of the box. A battery powers a small motor. Vibration from the motor transfers to the bristles, making the Bristlebot move.
All of the gadgets and tools we ordered have come in! Take a look over on our Equipment page.