This Spring, we are offering a series of 'maker' programs for all ages, delivered by our professional ‘makers in residence’, Zen Maker Lab of North Vancouver. The purpose of the programs is to 'test' interest in this kind of programming through the City Library, as well as to ensure we continue to fulfill our objective of creating unique opportunities to stimulate creativity and learning throughout the community. All programs are free and require registration, except the drop-in sessions. Class descriptions and registration links can be found below.
We would like to thank and acknowledge the hard work of the North Vancouver City Library Board of Trustees who have provided the fund-raised contributions that have made this series possible!
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE:
FUSION 360 (3D SCULPTING AND DESIGN)
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of 3D design with the powerful and free Autodesk Fusion 360 software. Participants will start by designing a sketch and then 3D models. With this software, you can 3D-print your creations as well. Because of the software focus of this class, participants must have intermediate knowledge of computers and at least have some knowledge of different software packages (e.g. reasonable speed of typing, and comfortable using a mouse, copy and paste etc.).
NOTE: If you are able to bring your own laptop to this program, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com. You'll get free access for 1-year to the Fusion 360 software. Download Fusion 360 here. We’ve created instructions to guide you through the process.
AUDIENCE: 15 yrs and older, COURSE FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST
DATES AND TIMES: Saturday, March 25, & April 1, 11am - 12:30pm & 1:30 - 3:30pm
3D PRINTING & 3D DESIGN (Two different sessions for two different age groups)
Learn the basics of 3D printing. Using the free, web-based tool Tinkercad, participants will start by learning how to design a house. They will then design a name tent that will be 3D-printed between the first and second session. In the second session, participants will learn more advanced features of Tinkercad and will be able to design their own custom object. No experience required. This course is taught by Matthew Ng Shun, a graduate from BCIT’s Mechatronics program and the lead instructor at Zen Maker Lab.
AUDIENCE, DATES AND TIMES:
8 - 12 yrs - April 15 AND 22, 9:30 - 10:30am, COURSE FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST
13 - 17 yrs - April 15 AND 22, 11am - 12:30pm, COURSE FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST
PROGRAMMING THE MIROBOT WITH PYTHON
In session 1, using the free, Web-based Trinket tool, participants will learn the basics of coding using the turtle module of Python. In session 2, participants will use some of the coding they learned from session 1 to control a Mirobot, a drawing robot, making it move forward, backward, spin in a circle or make intricate geometric patterns. Participants will also learn about the different types of robot and see some sample robots and inventions made by the workshop leader. No experience required. This course is taught by Matthew Ng Shun.
AUDIENCE: 13 - 17 yrs, REGISTER HERE
DATES AND TIMES: April 15 & 22, 1:30 - 3pm
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS
In this class participants learn the basics of electronics and circuit design. They will use basic electronics parts to make an automated night light. Students will be given a kit of parts to keep and will learn the functionality of each part. Since this is an introduction to electronics; no prior knowledge is required. This course is taught by Fardin Barekat.
AUDIENCE, DATES AND TIMES:
8 - 12 yrs, March 25, 9 - 10:30am, COURSE FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST
13 - 17 yrs, April 1, 9 - 10:30am, COURSE FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST
DROP-IN 3D INTERACTIVE DEMOS
Come learn about 3D design and 3D printing. Try to design a 3D house using the free, web-based 3D design tool, Tinkercad. Learn about different types of 3D printer and filament. Take a look at some cool 3D-printed designs, from the space wrench to a robotic hand. Try getting 3D-scanned and get a 3D electronic file of your torso to keep.
DATES AND TIMES: March 25, April 1, 15, 22, 12:30 - 1:30pm, *and* 3:30 - 4:30pm
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. All are welcome.