Ideaworks Studio in Burlington: Grand Opening

Ideaworks Studio

Life is a laboratory! Join the library the grand opening of Ideaworks Studio, Burlington’s first public makerspace.

Come for the ‘ribbon cutting’ @1.30pm—and then stay to play, create, and experiment.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations for the whole family: Play! ‘Steampunk’ photos at the Green Screen; Build! Help make a BIG castle; Craft! Join in the Community Weave-Along on the loom; Make! Try out the knitting machines; Design! With drawing tablets; Create! Watch the laser cutter in action; Experiment! At the Disc Run

Date: Sunday, March 6

Time: 1.30 to 4pm – Just drop in

Place: Central Library, 2nd floor

grand opening invitation

Ideaworks Studio is all about art + science + technology in action

Ideaworks Studio DIY maker programs use:

  • Vinyl cutter
  • 3D printer
  • Negative scanner
  • VHS to DVD converter
  • Knitting machines
  • Sewing machines
  • Drawing tablets
  • Weaving loom
  • Green screen
  • Basic robotics activities – Cubelets
  • Basic circuit activities – Snap Circuits, Little Bits
  • … and more to come based on your needs!

What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is a place where people create, invent, learn together, and build skills for life. Libraries around the world are home to these vibrant learning and innovation hubs for co-creation.

We know that 21st century literacies—such as problem solving, team work, critical thinking, initiative, self-direction, adaptability, and math, technical and design skills—are important to our daily living. Makerspaces are one of the best ways to learn the skills that are essential today and for the future.

Building a culture of creation instead of consumption is at the heart of every makerspace, where dreaming, designing, exploring, imagining, inquiring, tinkering, playing, planning, hacking, fiddling, making, constructing, collaborating, testing, trying, failing—and trying again, are all embraced!

source: bpl.on.ca

 

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