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What’s New in Teen MakerLAB

Teen MakerLAB

Teen MakerLAB is a fun group that allows teens to explore technology under the guidance of tech mentors. MakerLAB started at the Morse Institute Library as a pop-up technology petting zoo, giving teens the chance to learn and play with technology tools like Arduino, Little Bits, and Makey Makey. Since the program began in 2015 teen participants have gained significant tech skills and have taken on larger scale projects including a group build of a pinball machine (using Arduino to add sound effects) and a Sweet Potato Derby that challenged teens to use their engineering, physics, and building skills.

New this year in the MakerLAB will be Cubelets, robot blocks that connect to create new robotic devices and can be coded. We have been so lucky to partner with MathWorks in bringing MakerLAB programs to Natick teens. Two generous grants from MathWorks have allowed us to purchase great tech tools and toys, and MathWorks volunteers have been serving as tech mentors.

Want to join the fun? Teen MakerLAB meets Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:00 in the Innovation Studio. The MakerLAB is open to teens ages 11-18 and registration is required. Call or email Teen Librarian Robin at 508-647-6400 x1546 or .

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