Maker Monday at the Altus Public Library

by Tammy Davis

Administrative Assistant - Southern Prairie Library System

The next “Maker Monday” technology program will be held at the Altus Public Library on Monday, Oct. 5 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Southwest Technology Center electronics student, Tim Heineken, will be guiding children in building the LEGO Mindstorms Gripp3r (Gripper) Robot. This after-school program is ideally designed for children (ages 10 and up), teens and young adults through age 18; however, anyone interested is invited to participate. Parents also are encouraged to attend this session.

LEGO Mindstorms Robotics kits combine the versatility of the LEGO building system with the most advanced technology that the company has ever developed. The GRIPP3R robot is constructed for some heavy-duty lifting. It’s got the muscle to grab and drop a can of soda with its powerful grasping grippers. (Just don’t open that can of soda when he’s done!) The GRIPP3R can be controlled with a smart phone or tablet with the free Robot commander app. Tim will demonstrate how to use the software to control the robot. This is a hands-on workshop. The LEGO Mindstorms robot revolution continues at your library.

Financial assistance for this special project is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

For more information, call the library at 580-477-2890.

by Tammy Davis

Administrative Assistant

Southern Prairie Library System

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