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Stop-Motion Animation

Stop-motion is a fun and easy way to get started in film-making. You don't need expensive equipment and you don't have to be a technical wizard, although the results might make you look like one. All you need is:

    • Digital camera
    • Computer
    • Standard editing software (Mac: iMovie - PC: Windows Live Movie Maker)

For a step-by-step guide on how to use Windows Live Movie Maker to create an animation, click here.

For instructions on how to use iMovie to make an animation, click here.

Have fun and be sure to share your projects with the library! We love watching your masterpieces!

WeDo Robotics

Thank you all for making WeDo Robotics a huge success! We opened two additional classes to accommodate all of the excitement. If you didn’t get a chance to come to the program this time, we have more sessions coming in the winter and WeDo will be available at the Tech Open Labs. Sign up for our next WeDo class here!

In class, we learned there are two parts to creating a robot; building and programming. In the building portion of the class, we used LEGO bricks, axels, pulleys, motors, and sensors to create an alligator. During the programming portion of the class, we wrote code to determine if there was food in the alligator’s mouth. If the motion sensor detected activity, the gator chomped.

What impressed Aly and me the most was that every single person was able to build and program their robot in just one hour! Great work!

Here is a short stop-motion video we made to show everyone the steps you took to build the alligator:

Lucky Car

Here on the kids' tech page we'll share fun how-to info and creations made during library programs. Here is one our favorite videos, Lucky Car, which was made in one of our stop motion classes.

Visit the program calendar to find out more about upcoming tech programs for kids