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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Everything Google Assistant can do

    January 16th, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Do you have an Android phone, Google Home, or other device with the built in Google Assistant. Do you know everything it can do, from simple google searches, to art identification, to trivia games. Check out the Google Assistant site for a complete list of everything it can...
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    Try Our MaKey MaKey Tech Kit

    January 15th, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    There is nothing quite like the smell of Play-Doh and the nostalgic sound of Super Mario's classic boing! boing! jump.  With the MaKey MaKey, these classic toys collide as you frantically jam the Play-Doh buttons you create to keep Mario from falling to his doom. The MaKey MaKey is a kid-friendly invention kit that can turn household items into touchpads.  Simply attach one clip to "Earth"...
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    We Welcome Your Feedback

    January 11th, 2018  |   Rachel Tepper, Operations Manager

    Do Space is a unique concept for which there is no other quite like us. That leaves us little opportunity to compare ourselves to our peers or standard benchmarks, but as a community-led project, we look to Omahans to let us know how they are using the space. In addition to taking surveys in every program, hosting online member surveys, and making comment cards available in the space, we also...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Google’s AutoDraw

    January 9th, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Say you need a simple drawing of a bicycle for a blog post. Sure, you can use Google Images but why not try this instead. Head on over to Google's AutoDraw and start sketching out what you want then look for the suggestions at the top of the screen. Choose the one you want and your scribble will be replaced with a much nicer option. From there it's just a matter of downloading the...
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    Humans of Do Space

    Meet David Burget: Multimedia Design Specialist & Do Space Member

    January 9th, 2018  |   Taylor Enderle

    In the spirit of the "Humans of New York" photo series and social media phenomenon, Do Space is inspired to work with staff and volunteers to create a "Humans of Do Space" series that shares the stories of our members, volunteers, users, and staff. The goal of this effort it to capture the people that are using the space and how it affects their lives. What does it allow them to do? What does it...
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    Introducing the Nintendo Switch

    January 5th, 2018  |   Dale Kipple, Community Technologist

    Nintendo has become the name in family friendly home game consoles with a heavy emphasis on games that are safe an fun for everyone. They have continued that tradition with the Nintendo Switch which has also continued another more recent tradition of novel and fun hardware. Here at Do Space, we are happy to present the Nintendo Switch as our newest tech kit. We have selected games for...
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    Our Latest Tech Kit Addition: Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers

    January 2nd, 2018  |   Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist

    How many of you played with Hot Wheels growing up? Or maybe you have kiddos who can't get enough of the small cars? Now there is a new twist on the classic toy! Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers is our latest tech kit that combines physical pieces into a digital game. Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers uses actual Hot Wheel cars that you race in an app. The set up is incredibly easy! The MindRacers app...
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    Build Robots with Our Cubelets Tech Kit

    January 2nd, 2018  |   Ruth Williams, Community Learning Specialist

    Our Tech Kit Cubelets allows anyone to learn robotics and engineering by playing. They are cube shaped robots that connect together by magnets to create more complex robots. There are various kinds of Cubelets to help you create robots with various functions such as Brightness, Drive, Battery, Inverse, Blocker, and more.  There are example projects that can be found online here to help you get...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Using Concatenate and Split in Google Sheets

    January 2nd, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Even with my use of Google Sheets over the past 2.5 years, I just discovered this last week and it's already made some very specific data tasks I have much, much...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Search Google Drive from Chrome’s Omnibox

    December 26th, 2017  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    You can search your Google Drive files directly from Chrome’s Omnibox: Go into the “Edit search engines” menu and add a new search engine with the name “Google Drive” and the keyword gd(or whatever keyword you prefer). For the URL, enter http://drive.google.com/?hl=en&tab=bo#search/%s, then click the Done button. Now, type gd into the Omnibox, hit Tab, and search away within...
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