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Laura Miller

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Digital Services Librarian

November 2019

3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to use the MakerBot 3D printers in our MakerLab. This session will cover how to change filament, find objects to 3D print, set up your print job and troubleshoot the printers. During the class, each participant can choose a sample object to print from several preselected projects. Please note that due to limited print time during classes, we will be unable to print other things. After attending this class, you will be able to reserve time on the…

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Designing for 3D Printing: Fingerboards

November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Our 3D printers can be used to transform an idea to a finished object using a 3D modelling software like Tinkercad, an easy-to-use, free browser-based program. At this workshop, you will get introduced to the basics of 3D modelling and navigating Tinkercad. We will be working on designing a fingerboard. Your finished fingerboard design will be printed on our 3d printers; however, due to the time it takes to print, participants will need to pick up their finished fingerboard at…

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Stitch It! Project: Quilted Place Mat Square

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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These colorful patched squares have a modern look and are machine quilted. Make a matching napkin holder and use as a place mat. All materials and equipment provided. Participants must have been certified or already familiar with a sewing machine. For adults and teens ages 11+. Please register>> Project example

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3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This training session covers how to use the MakerLab’s newest 3D printer: the Lulzbot Mini! This class is open to those who have previously attended a 3D printer certification class on the MakerBot printers as well as those new to the MakerLab. This session will cover how to change filament, find objects to 3D print, set up your print job and troubleshoot the printer. During the class, each participant can choose a sample object to print from several preselected projects.…

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K’NEX Open Build for Grades 3-6

November 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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We’re bringing out the K’NEX set for an afternoon of free build. Follow build instructions or experiment with constructing tracks and Rube Goldberg inspired contraptions. No registration needed. Drop-in for grades 3-6 any time between 2:30 and 4:30. K’Nex is a construction toy system. The toy’s building system consists of interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, gears, wheels, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.

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December 2019

Designing for 3D Printing: Snowflakes

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Our 3D printers can be used to transform an idea to a finished object using a 3D modelling software like Tinkercad, an easy-to-use, free browser-based program. At this workshop, we will be using math and code to design one-of-a-kind snowflakes for 3D printing. Your finished design will be printed on our 3d printers; however, due to the time it takes to print, participants will need to pick up their finished snowflakes at a later time. For grades 4-8. Please register>>…

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Maker(Lab) Gifts: Macramé

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Make a one-of-a-kind gift for a family member or friend in the MakerLab this month. For the first session of the Maker(Lab) Gifts series, learn how to tie basic knots then practice your new skills with three macramé projects: a keychain, hanging planter and tree ornament. For families with children 8 and older. Projects are scalable for younger and older kids. No registration needed. Drop-in anytime between 10 and noon.

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Middle School Code Club: Festive Light Show

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Middle School Code Club meets once a month to dive into a fun coding project. This month, we will be using Arduinos to program a festive light and music show featuring Jingle Bells. After a quick introduction to Arduionos, we will code LEDs to blink to the notes of Jingle Bells as a piezo speaker beeps along. For grades 5-8. Please register>>

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Maker(Lab) Gifts: Holiday Cards

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Make a one-of-a-kind gift for a family member or friend in the MakerLab this month. For the second session of the Maker(Lab) Gifts series, design holiday cards.  Art supplies, beads, buttons and more will be available. Learn to use the Cricut machine to precisely cut paper shapes.  Follow along with pre-made examples or let your imagination lead the way. For families with children 6 and older. Projects are scalable for younger and older kids. No registration needed. Drop-in anytime between…

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Maker(Lab) Gifts: Green Giving

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Make a one-of-a-kind gift for a family member or friend in the MakerLab this month. For the last session of the Maker(Lab) Gifts series, create 100% recyclable wrapping for your holiday gift giving. Use a festive stencil and soy-based ink to decorate Kraft paper for wrapping.  Fold origami bows from old issues of magazines and cut beautiful paper flowers for accents. And use the Cricut Machine to create paper gift boxes. Finally, learn to use math to figure out how…

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