Times are subject to change due to staff availability. You are always welcome to call 970-479-2187 the day of to verify staffing for the day. Our Tech Studio room is small and can only hold 10 people at a time, so show up early!
Tech Studio is a Makerspace program offered at Vail Public Library. What is Makerspace? Makerspace is a place for creation, collaboration and innovation; it is a place for you to get hands-on experience in a variety of projects. It is a place where people with shared interests can come together.
We hold Robotics club in two sessions, Robotics I and Robotics II. Currently, Robotics II is scheduled for January 3 – March 7. In Robotics II we will use the skills learned in Robotics I and explore with sensors. Completion of Robotics I is required to sign up for Robotics II. We will offer a new session of Robotics I in the Summer of 2017. In Robotics we use the Lego Mindstorms EV3 to build, program and complete challenges. Each week we will learn a new move and put it to the test in fun and interactive ways. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. We are asking for a commitment from participants as each week will build off the previous week. However, we do understand circumstances may prevent attendance at every meeting. For more information contact Cricket Pylman at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Oculus Rift – Virtual Reality
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset. Rift is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there. The magic of presence changes everything. You’ve never experienced immersion like this. Also available with the Rift are Touch controllers. Natural gestures and finger movements create a sense of true hand presence for a more realistic and physical virtual reality experience. You can manipulate objects in your virtual environment! Before you even pick up a pair of Touch controllers, you know how to use them. Intuitive actions in VR feel as natural as using your real hands.
Take a look inside here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN6YCFlS8nU.
For a complete list of policies and procedures visit http://vaillibrary.com/oculus-rift/
Currently available in Vail Public Library’s Tech Studio
LittleBits is the easiest way to prototype and learn with electronics. Its an ever-growing library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets so you can invent anything! Puts the power of electronics in your own hands. There are thousands of possible projects and combinations.
MakeyMakey turns everyday objects into touchpads and combines them with the internet. It’s a simple invention kit for beginners and xxperts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between.
We now have 2 3D printers to make a solid three-dimensional object out of melted materials. Our Makerbot Replicator 2 prints a PLA filament and our Lulzbot Mini prints an ABS filament. Drop-ins are welcome or you can reserve your spot by contacting Liz Willhoff at 970-479-2190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring in your own photos or use our new DSLR Nikon camera and green screen to shoot your own. Then download them and begin editing with Adope Photoshop.
Bring in your own video or create one here at the library. Use Adobe Premiere for all your editing needs.
With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, building and controlling your own robot is easy. Just follow the simple steps below and before you know it, you’ll be in control of robots driving, slithering, walking, slamming, and crawling all over the place!