Technology Classes — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Computer Classes

Demo for “Boneless Computing”

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2 – 3 p.m.
Ever wondered what’s inside of a computer? How is everything put together? What functions do all of those parts perform?  Join Dale Cates, WLA’s Systems Administrator while he demonstrates how to assemble all the computer components up to BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) — the stage right before the operating system starts.  For ages 13 – 113. Limited space. Registration required.

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STEAM Team! Renewable Energy

Monday, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, 3:15 – 5 p.m.
Children ages 10-12 will learn about renewable energy sources in this three-week program.  We will explore the history of energy consumption as well as the reasons for pursuing renewable energy sources.  The group will explore solar, water, and wind power using K’Nex Education® Kits.  These programs will be inquiry based; children will have the opportunity to formulate questions based on their natural curiosity and then find answers and conclusions based on the hands-on exploration of each topic. What is STE(A)M education?  The concept of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming is an initiative to encourage children in the United States to take an interest in the sciences.  STEM (now STEAM – A for arts) has come to the forefront in the American education system.  The Children’s Library’s goal is to offer STEM programming that allows children the time and means to explore science concepts in a fun, relaxed environment. Ages 10-12.  Registration required, no fee.  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.15

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Introduction to 3D Printing

Thursday, Nov. 6, 6- 7 p.m.
Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object!  For ages 13 – 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

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Introduction to 3D Printing

Monday, Nov. 10, 10 – 11 a.m.
Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object!  For ages 13 – 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

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Tinker Time for Teens

Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 – 5 p.m.
Want to learn how to print a phone case, earrings or figurine? Test out circuitry? Make gift cards? Electronically embroider a t-shirt? Stop in during our open Tinker Time for Teens and check out our: 3D Printer, Arduino kits, Soldering Equipment, Die Cutter, Duct Tape Crafts, Electronic Sewing Machine, Snap &Squishy Circuits and 3D Doodler Pen. For Middlebrook students (ages 13+) and high school students. No registration necessary, but please bring a signed Innovation Station Form.

Intro to Robotics with Lego Mindstorms

Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 – noon.
Enter the exciting world of robotics! This will be a hands-on class where students in grades 5 – 7 will learn to program a robot using the easy-to-learn yet powerful EV3 programming software. Students program a robot to navigate an obstacle course and complete various challenges that teach the fundamentals of computer programming along with mathematical concepts in a fun and exciting way. Students will work in pairs and a laptop and a robot will be provided to each pair.  Students in grades 5-7. Taught by Vladimir Mariano, President of the Fairfield County Makers Guild.  Limited space and registration required. No programming experience necessary.  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

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Intro to Robotics for Teens

Saturday, Nov. 22, 1 – 3 p.m.
Enter the exciting world of robotics! This will be a hands-on class where students will learn to program a robot using ROBOTC – the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions. ROBOTC is a C-Based Programming Language with an Easy-to-Use Development Environment. Students program a robot to navigate an obstacle course and complete various challenges that teach the fundamentals of computer programming along with mathematical concepts in a fun and exciting way. Students will work in pairs and a laptop and robot will be provided to each pair. For students in grades 8-12. Taught by Vladimir Mariano, President of the Fairfield County Makers Guild.  Limited space and registration required. No programming experience necessary. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

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Introduction to 3D Printing

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2 – 3 p.m.
Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object!  For ages 13 – 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

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Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Saturday, Nov. 22, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13-113. Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

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Coding with Khan for 5th and 6th Graders

Sunday, Nov. 23 , 2 – 3 p.m.
Students in grades 5-6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Registration is required. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

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