Explore the maker movement at WPPL event

Westlake Porter Public Library will give West Shore residents an opportunity to explore the “maker movement” at a Make Event at the library on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The maker movement is the technology-based extension of do-it-yourself pursuits that typically involves electronics, robotics and 3-D printing, as well as traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking and other arts and crafts.

The Make Event will be an exploration of creation, collaboration and innovation using new tools to create. Included will be demos of Google Glass, 3Doodler, Sphero and electronics ideas, as well as hands-on design projects for all ages – including children– and skill levels.

Scheduled presentations include:

  • Mel McGee and Shana Mysko from Image Nation will demonstrate Google Glass.
  • Holly Klinger from Northeast Ohio Regional Library System will demonstrate the 3Doodler and Sphero.
  • Scott Kutz, technical drawing design teacher at Westlake High School will share projects from his classroom.
  • Members of the Makers' Alliance will demonstrate electronics ideas in motion.
  • WPPL staff will demonstrate Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

To register please call 440-250-5460 or visit signup.westlakelibrary.org:8080.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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