Meet & Make Project

Summer 2017, Fridays
Make T.I.M.E. to Tinnker, Invent, Make and Explore at the library from 11a.m. to 12:30
Coders Club from 12:30 to 2pm

We are very excited to be introducing students to the exciting spaces of technology, traditional experience and exploration.  This work being done at the library supports the curriculum advanced by the Northfield Community Schools.  We are proud to be a part of a community that is attempting to reinforce the goals of the classroom beyond school limits within the neighborhood.  The Otto Bruyns public library was a proud recipient of a Google Making and Science grant in 2016.  The library received Google Science Journal kits as well as supplies to continue our weekly Make T.I.M.E.  These kits are part of the Google Making Science initiative.  Through the Teen Tech Week grant monies and other grants received in 2017, the library has the necessary supplies to support the imaginations of our children.  We have Motorola phones, raspberry pis, arduinos, dash & dot robots, drone, osobots and more that are used in these various programs.

Make T.I.M.E.

Tinker, Invent, Make, Explore! Discover new technologies, meet new people, develop skills & follow your imagination. Participate in science and engineering projects & build new inventions with Legos and more.  Students of all ages participate in design thinking, exploring the world of making, wonder and imagination. We pair technology with good old-fashioned cardboard and glue inspirations to make magic. We use all sorts of gears, wheels, pulleys, string, tape, and more to piece together some interesting inventions. This club meets after school on Fridays throughout the school year.

Code Club:

Learn to create  games, animations, and stories, with Scratch, Python, and C++. Laptops provided & no coding experience needed.


We have various wearable technology components, sewing machine, fabric, LED lights, fiber optics, sensors, speakers, Arduino Lilypad, etc. to create programmable & wearable technologies. We need individuals with basic sewing skills & tech skills, to assist with designing and creating exciting fashions and experiences with Young Adults.

Meet & Make:

This monthly event is designed to engage teens and adults in Making Something. This event stemmed from the Hour of Code challenge and so most projects involve some sort of coding or technology. We have made dancing robots, plant hydration monitors, a musical bench, a toothbrush helmet (yes whimsy is a major part of our goal). We have plans for a fish-driven vehicle to be built in July. 


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