Maker Camp 2017

Maker Camp 2017

Welcome back to Maker Camp! The Okefenokee Regional Library System is proud to offer the second annual Maker Camp for all five counties – Appling (ACPL), Bacon (BCPL), Clinch (CCPL), Pierce (PCPL), and Ware (WCPL). Maker Camp is free and participants can take home their creations. Come to your local library in June to tinker and learn!

The Okefenokee Regional Library System Maker Camp is completely free and participants get to keep their kits. This program is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Week 1

DrawBot

Make your own drawing robot and then tinker with the parts to create all sorts of interesting doodles!

Recommended for ages 8+.

Ware: Monday, June 5th at 11:00 am
Pierce: Tuesday, June 6th at 2:00 pm
Appling: Wednesday, June 7th at 2:30 pm
Clinch: Thursday, June 8th at 2:00 pm
Bacon: Friday, June 9th at 2:00 pm

Week 2

Fiberoptic Stars

Explore our universe and learn about starlight! Throughout history, people all over the globe have used stars to tell stories. Learn more about these constellations and build your own! Wire up some optical fibers and turn them into a beautiful glowing constellation for your room.

Recommended for ages 8+.

Ware: Monday, June 12th at 11:00 am
Pierce: Tuesday, June 13th at 2:00 pm
Appling: Wednesday, June 14th at 2:30 pm
Clinch: Thursday, June 15th at 2:00 pm
Bacon: Friday, June 16th at 2:00 pm

 

Week 3

E-textiles

A quick electronic textile art project using a LilyPad LED, battery holder, conductive thread, and coin cell battery. This beginner project introduces sewing with conductive thread to create a simple circuit pin.

Recommended for ages 8+.

Ware: Monday, June 19th at 11:00 am
Pierce: Tuesday, June 20th at 2:00 pm
Appling: Wednesday, June 21st at 2:30 pm
Clinch: Thursday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm
Bacon: Friday, June 23rd at 2:00 pm

Step-by-step instructions

Week 4

Weevileye (soldering)

Recommended for ages 8+ with parent supervision.

The WeevilEye is a through-hole soldering kit designed for the beginner. It has a low parts count so even young kids can easily complete it. Once it’s put together the red LED “eyes” light up brighter or darker according to how much light is getting to the photosensor.

Ware: Monday, June 26th at 11:00 am
Pierce: Tuesday, June 27th at 2:00 pm
Appling: Wednesday, June 28th at 2:30 pm
Clinch: Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 pm
Bacon: Friday, June 30th at 2:00 pm

 

Step-by-step instructions

Extra Maker Activities

The Waycross-Ware County Public Library Maker Space will be open for regular hours during summer. The Maker Space will be open Fridays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm starting on June 2nd.