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Explore + Make + Share 

Summer 2017 at Long Beach Public Library

In the Summer of 2017, novice makers ages 10 to 16 (all campers welcome) are invited to build, tinker and explore with us for four weeks beginning July 11th - August 3rd. Every week at the Main Library, the Michelle Obama Library and the Mark Twain Library campers will be engaged in design/tech-centered activities that inspired and educated. Campers have the opportunity to earn badges, create 3D prints and learn different design and technical skills.

Maker Camp is free to attend but space is limited:

Week 1: 3D Design (TinkerCAD)

Main Library: July 11 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
M. Obama: July 12 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mark Twain: July 13 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Campers will learn to navigate within a digital 3D space, strengthen valuable virtual engineering and design skills all while building their own 3D object!  With Tinkercad, a free online tool, campers take simple geometric shapes and combine them to form more complex 3D digital objects. 3D printers are available after the workshop during library hours for patrons to print designs at their convenience.

 Week 2: Coding with Robots (Sphero)
 Main Library: July 18 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 M. Obama: July 19 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 Mark Twain: July 20 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Campers will explore the world of robotics with Sphero and Ollie robots.  Use a Bluetooth device and the SPRK Lightning Lab app to code robots to complete obstacles, conquer challenges, and have fun though spatial/kinetic exploration exploring physics with free play driving.

Week 3: Stop Motion Animation

Main Library: July 25 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
M. Obama: July 26 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mark Twain: July 27 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Campers will learn how to create stop motion animations, the same technique used to make films like Kubo and the Two Strings and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Campers will explore different mediums, like paper, clay and legos and make their very own animations.

Week 4: Video Game Design Workshop (Construct 2)

Main Library: August 1 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
M. Obama: August 2 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mark Twain: August 3 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Campers will learn about art of video game design, they will learn  how to design a simple video game using Construct 2 and various other online tools. Music creation, sound effects and sprite creation will all be covered as well as programming.

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