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Laura Miller

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September 2019

3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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Temperature Data Bracelets

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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To coincide with the UN Committee Climate Change Summit, we are encoding temperature data into beaded bracelets. Visualize the data by beading your bracelet in the corresponding colors. Make one bracelet or stack several for a mosaic of climate history. For 4th-12th grade. Drop-in between 2 & 4. No registration needed. This project is based on The Tempestry Project. Read more at https://www.tempestryproject.com. Bracelets represent April 2019 and April 1989 in New Canaan, CT.

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Stitch It! Project: Victorian Eyeglass Case

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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In stunning jewel tones, this crazy-quilted case is machine-embroidered while it is pieced. It is lined with velvet to protect your lenses. A small but beautiful keepsake or gift to make. For adults and teens 11+. Participants must have been certified or already familiar with a sewing machine. Please register>>

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Designing for 3D Printing: Pencil Topper

September 26 @ 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, you will get introduced to the basics of 3D modelling and navigating Tinkercad.  We will be working on designing a pencil topper. Your finished pencil topper 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…

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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

September 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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October 2019

DIY Macramé Feathers

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us during Stitch It! this week to make macramé feathers. This simple macramé project uses square knots and fabric stiffener to create a whimsical feather. Make a feather for our Halloween display window in the Teen Area and one to take home! No registration needed. Drop-in during Stitch It! hours between 4 and 5:30. For ages 11+.

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Middle School Code Club: Randomoness

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Meets the second Thursday of every month to explore a coding language or concept through exercises and a project. This month we will be exploring the idea of ‘randomness’ in code. The ability to generate a random number or letter is important for games and security. But randomness can be difficult to approximate in code. Explore the concept of randomness as we code a game. For students in grades 5-8. Please register>>

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3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

October 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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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Code a Halloween Game!

October 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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We're using Scratch to code a Halloween-themed game! Get familiar with the blocks in Scratch and coding concepts such as data variables, events and randomness. No Scratch experience needed. For grades 3-6. Please register>>

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Maker Morning: Bat Crafts

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Bats, bats and more bats! We're flapping into Halloween with bat crafts in the MakerLab. Use yarn and the Cricut cutting machine to make bat pom poms. Put your pattern cutting skills to the test by making a felt bat headband or pin. And challenge your mechanical thinking as you make a bat puppet with move wings. For ages 6+. Children under 8 will need their adult to help with the projects. No registration needed. Drop-in any time between 10…

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Cardboard Monster Jaws in the MakerLab

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The mouth of this monster springs out a foot when its jaws close and bounces back to you when you open them! Create this mechanical monster while learning how to safely use an X-acto knife. For ages 11+. Please register>> Project is based on this post by It's Always Autumn.

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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

October 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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