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Portals: Junk Drawer Robotics

Sunday, January 31, 2016

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free - Open to ages 6 and up; Limited to 10 participants - Registration is required

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Sun, 2016-01-31 14:00 - 16:00

Junk Drawer Robotics

Join us for a variety of hands on robotic workshops for children and their families.

Catapult Construction

Using paper clips, rubber bands, clothespins, straws, etc., construct a catapult. Challenge your fellow designers to a marshmallow “toss”!

Instructor James McHenry is a student at Cranston West High School in the Robotics program. He hopes to become an engineer. He has always been interested in science and has participated in Science Olympiads at Western Hills Middle School, Space Camps at the Museum of Natural Science and ID Tech Camps at MIT and Carnegie Mellon. James is experienced in using Arduino for robotics; the Arduino is like the brain of a robot. James has built many robots. 

Please email Anne at akilkenny@provlib.org to be put on a waiting list and/or sign up now for upcoming Robotics programs on February 14 and February 21.

PORTALS is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, as independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

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