On Saturday, July 27th, 2013, the SLO Library conducted the last of three Maker Camp workshops. The first was a technology workshop for kids focusing on trying out Makey Makey, Spinbots and Squishy Circuits. The second was a Duct Tape project workshop. The the last was an introduction to Arduino, an open-source electronic prototyping platform designed to allow anyone to create interactive electronic objects.
The video below documents some of that workshop.
The Arduino workshop was open to all, teens through adults. The workshop was sponsored by the SLO Library and conducted by SLO MakerSpace with support from Google and Make magazine as well as some funding by the SLO Friends of the Library. This effort was part of the SLO Library Maker Camp initiative sponsored by Google / Make magazine.
If you are not aware of the Maker movement, please be sure to visit the MakerSpace page on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/SloMakerSpace, the MakerSpace website, http://www.sloidealab.com/ and google “Maker Camp 2013”.