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    Virtual Reality at Do Space

    July 13th, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    Stop by Do Space to experience cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology! With the assistance of staff and volunteers, try out the new HTC Vive system in our Active Learning Lab. You'll be exploring a virtual world in no time! HTC Vive is a complete, room-scale VR experience. Its 15' x 15' stage allows players to walk around, duck, or lunge in the virtual world, fully immersing...
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    Afternoon of Code

    July 11th, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    In Afternoon of Code, we will hone our skills using robots, computers, and unplugged activities for everyone ages 3 and up.  Anyone can begin coding with intuitive tutorials and a can-do attitude! Youth of all ages and their families are welcome! Whether you are new to coding or more advanced, we will have a little something for everyone. A variety of computer games will be available to...
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    Wearable Tech: Light Up Your Accessories!

    July 9th, 2018  |   Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist

    It's summer, so that means kids are outside a lot more and much later in the evening. What better way to make yourself seen (and learn a bit too) than by lighting up a wearable accessory! On Tuesday, July 10th we will be having our Wearable Tech program from 1:00-2:30. Bring your favorite hat, headband, backpack or any kind of accessory and Do Space will bring the tech to make it light up. We...
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    Help Your Kids Beat the Summer Slide with an e-Book

    July 3rd, 2018  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Did you know that that your kids can lose as much as 3 months of academic progress over the summer if they're not actively learning? We want to help you help your kids avoid the summer slide this year, so we've curated a great list of books to do just that. We chose books that can help you help your kids, like: Helping Kids with Coding for Dummies by Camille McCue, PhD and Sarah...
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    Technology of Fireworks

    July 3rd, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    Lighting off fireworks is awesome.  Grabbing a handful of firecrackers, friends, and of course some food is a long held tradition of many American families.  Most people are used to Roman candles, bottle rockets, and artillery shells but fireworks manufacturers are working on ways to make their explosives even more awesome.  Technology seems to be in every facet of life nowadays and fireworks...
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    Humans of Do Space

    Meet Micah: 3D Lab Tinkerer

    June 27th, 2018  |   Rachel Tepper, Operations Manager

    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...
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    Learn How to Invent Electronics at Circuit Jams

    June 26th, 2018  |   Ruth Williams, Community Learning Specialist

    Do Space is bringing back prototyping this summer! Join us for Circuit Jams on June 28th or July 26th at 1pm for a fun afternoon of making. At Circuit Jams you can use our prototype cart filled with oddities to invent anything you have never seen before. You can try inventing glasses for your pets or make an mini soda fountain. We are also giving an extra challenge this time around, we are...
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    Staff Share, Tech Tips

    What is DTG print technology?

    June 24th, 2018  |   Eric Hartel

    The Do Space staff has a wealth of knowledge regarding technologies beyond those that we offer here at Do Space but still might be of interest to our members. Here Membership Clerk Eric Hartel introduces us to DTG printing. For individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, direct-to-garment (DTG) printing can offer a world of business opportunities. These opportunities range from simple...
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    Make it with Makey Makey!

    June 22nd, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    Make your inventions come to life with Makey Makey!  The Makey Makey is a kid-friendly invention kit that can turn common items into touchpads.  You can play your favorite classic video games with bananas or a slice of pizza. Or rock out to some music with a cardboard guitar and the Makey Makey attached to the fretboard.  We have everything you need to start inventing your very own controllers...
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    Programming a camera using the Raspberry Pi

    June 20th, 2018  |   Dale Kipple, Community Technologist

    For all computer programmers and Raspberry Pi fans, we have added a new HAT known as Pan & Tilt that is used in partnership with the NoIR Camera Mini Kit. All of these items are now available for check-out at Do Space. What is a HAT? HAT stands for "hardware attached on top" and is used in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi to add functionality options. The advantage of these add-on...
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