Tag Archives: STEM

The Expanding World of 3-D Printing

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am fascinated by—nay, in love with, the concept of 3-D printing technology.  My first exposure to the world of 3-D printing was last year at a Tech Boot Camp sponsored by the Georgia Public Library Service where I had the opportunity to watch a Maker Bot create several […]

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Studio classroom, with work-tables and Z-Racks arranged together.

Build It Cheap

A few summers ago, a professor emeritus came to the Library to ask if we had space for a class he wanted to teach with several other faculty. The class was called “Your Idea, Your Invention,” and his hope was to launch a multidisciplinary core undergraduate class that would teach basic principles of invention (or […]

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Introducing Robot Test Kitchen

Robot Test Kitchen started out as a project with ILEAD-USA, an IMLS grant based leadership project developed and run by the Illinois State Library. Jay Turner came to our last ILEAD-USA week and learned about Robot Test Kitchen. He asked us to share it with you. Our team, consisting of five Youth Services librarians from […]

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Hacking the Library: 48 Hours To Better Libraries Through Collaborative Technology

*hack·a·thon /ˈhakəˌTHän/ noun an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries hosted an event called Hack the Library on October 25-26. Our goal was to apply technology to better help our library engage the community and empower our customers. The […]

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