Tech Sandbox Ages 13-17
Every Tuesday 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Tuesdays, September 19, 26 | October 10, 17, 24 | November 7, 14, 28 | December 5, 12, 19 @ 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Location: Technology, Training, and Innovation Lab
Tech Sandbox is a club where teens get hands-on experience with the library's technology collection. Each meeting will focus on a different piece of equipment, with time for experimentation as well as instruction. Topics will include 3D printing, virtual reality, music production, Adobe Creative Cloud, and more.
Online registration required.
September 19 & 26: Code With Sphero EDU
Learn how to code pathways with the Sphero! Build your own mazes, obstacles, towers and other courses to navigate through your room. Equipped with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and colorful LED lights, this educational robot is a perfect introduction to robotics!
October 10 & 17 : Virtual Reality with Oculus Headset
Strap on one of the Library’s Virtual Reality headsets and explore this exciting new technology with us. We’ll discuss ways that virtual reality can have a positive impact on actual reality and explore how to create immersive content for this new medium using a 360-video camera.
October 24 & November 7: Designing with Cricut
Learn how to create scalable vector graphic (SVG) files to use with the library's new 2D cutting machine. Once we learn how the software works, we'll be cutting our own professional-grade, custom designs! Perfect for teens with an entrepreneurial spirit, or who are interested in graphic and product design.
November 14 & 28: Design with GlowForge
Come see the Library’s Glowforge laser cutter in action. Learn how to design cuts and engravings using vector design software like Adobe Illustrator, import them into the Glowforge app, and make something incredible using this high-precision tool.
December 5, 12, 19: Introduction to Podcasting
Come see how to develop your own podcasting workflow with an introduction to Adobe Audition. Record voice interviews, add background music, and polish your production using Audition’s advanced editing and mixing features.