PROGRAMS

Open Makerspace

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. / Robotics

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. / Robotics

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Fridays after school, 3 - 4:30 pm - see our calendar page for exact dates. $10/maker.


Open to all ages; visitors can explore...

  • 3D Design & Printing (3D prints have an extra added material cost of $0.25/g)
  • Vinyl Cutting: design your own stickers and t-shirts, etc. (Heat transfer vinyl is an extra added material cost of $1.50/sheet)
  • Robotics: LEGO® WeDo & MINDSTORMS® 
  • Computer Coding
  • Squishy Circuits™
  • Sewing
  • Woodworking

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. / Robotics

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. / Robotics

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. / Robotics

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This year's event has completed. 

Please visit our photos page to see pics from this years event!


FIRST® = For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

Designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love: LEGO®. 


2019-20 Theme is Boomtown Build: What if you could build a better world?  Where would you begin?  More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.  


Ages 6-10 (cannot turn 11 before Mar. 30th, 2020)  


Contact us re: Team Interest (Open team spots are very limited, girls encouraged!)


$60/participant


 We will likely begin the new season in Sept. 2019.

Club Invention ®

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. / Robotics

Club Invention ®

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(Various modules hosted intermittently)


Club Invention is an exciting after-school program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame where children grades 1st through 6th participate in activities focused on creative problem-solving and Innovation!

Squishy Circuits™

Jr. Woodworking Workshops

Jr. Woodworking Workshops

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 Squishy Circuits use conductive and insulating doughs to teach electrical circuits and engineering concepts through play.  

(Offered at Open Makerspace and as an after school program as scheduled - see calendar.)


Jr. Woodworking Workshops

Jr. Woodworking Workshops

Jr. Woodworking Workshops

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Projects teach the basics of woodworking: hammering, measuring, sawing, drilling, planing, finishing, etc.  

(Offered at Open Makerspace and workshops as scheduled - see calendar.)

 

Sewing

Jr. Woodworking Workshops

Sewing

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Projects teach the basics of sewing: hand sewing, parts of a machine, threading a machine, control of the fabric, sewing a straight line and on a curve, ribbon casing and adjusting the stitch.  

(Offered at Open Makerspace and workshops as scheduled - see calendar.) 

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special event | Cardboard challange

Other programs

Learn To Tune Your Bike

Learn To Tune Your Bike

Learn To Tune Your Bike

A collaboration with Velofix Southcoast: Mobile Bike Shop, all ages were helped with tuning their bikes for Summer.

Solar Cookout

Learn To Tune Your Bike

Learn To Tune Your Bike

Families learned about solar energy and then built simple solar ovens to cook nachos, tortilla pizzas & smores!

Themed Making Nights

Learn To Tune Your Bike

LC Grange Youth Nights

Making and challenges based on themes such as: Valentines, Storybook, Easter, Mother's Day & Memorial Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas, etc.

LC Grange Youth Nights

Mini-Golf Hole Design & Build

LC Grange Youth Nights

2018 - Our FLL Jr. Team presented their Aqua Adventure project to Grange members.  2017 - LC Makers Families & Grange members collaborated on Mystery Bag Challenges.

Mini-Golf Hole Design & Build

Mini-Golf Hole Design & Build

Mini-Golf Hole Design & Build

Designed and built a mini-golf hole for a Little Compton Prevention Coalition Fundraiser.

Rug Hooking

Mini-Golf Hole Design & Build

Mini-Golf Hole Design & Build

In collaboration with Loop By Loop Studio, children learned the basics of rug hooking and used a kit to craft a mug rug.

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