Join us in welcoming our first ever Maker-In-Residence, Edwin Cheung, electrical engineer and Harrison resident. He will kick off his Tech Ed series with VibroBot Vibrating Bugs Race. Participants will make crazy adorable, vibrating, googly-eyed bugs and race them on tracks in this two-part program scheduled on Saturdays, January 21 and 28, from 10 am to 12 pm!
Tech Ed: VibroBot Vibrating Bugs Race
Learn about 3D design, test simple motor circuits, and see how placement of motor and craft pieces affect movement in this two-part program.
The first part of the program will be held on January 21st. Participants will use TinkerCAD to design and customize the bug body. The 3D bugs will be printed out on the 3D printer the following week.
The second part of the program will be held on January 28th. Participants will assemble 3D printed vibrobots, a race track, and set up a bug race!
All materials and laptops are provided. Space is limited to ten children, ages 8 and up. Parents are welcome. Registration is required. Please sign up online, in person, or by phone.
Find out more about our Maker-in-Residence program…
Are you a visual artist? Musician? Electronics wizard? Programmer? If you enjoy making things and teaching people new skills, we would love to hear from you!
The Harrison Public Library Maker-in-Residence will work out of the Learning Center for 4 hours per month for 3 months, working on a project of their choosing, which will be displayed in the Library at the end of their residency. As part of your residency, you will share your skills with the public. We’ll cover the costs for workshop supplies and pay you a stipend of $500 for your supplies and time working and teaching. You get unrestricted access to our equipment, opportunity to learn new skills, public exposure for your work, and a chance to share your talents with your community and all the warm fuzzy feelings that entails. We’re looking for all kinds of making, whether digital or physical. Come and show us how you do it.
Makers selected must be 21 or older, must be subjected to a comprehensive criminal background check, and have professional references. Applications are accepted and makers are selected on a rolling basis, with appointments made as residencies end.