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Sneak Peak: SCRAP

SCRAP Denton will be at Mini Maker Faire providing hands on art activities for kids of all ages.  We will be doing spin art with the fabulous machine that Querencia Community Bike Shop made for us using bike parts to power the spinner.

photo 2Participants can create a unique painting using paint and paper (no brush needed!) and the overall design is determined by the force of the machine and colors you choose.  The result is a unique, circular/splatter pattern.  If you want to see the spin art machine in action, click here to see a video of this years Arts and Jazz Fest and then come out to the Faire to try it yourself!

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We will also have space where you can experiment with a different types of print making techniques.  We will be using reused and repurposed materials like blocks, rubber bands and foam to create stamps.

Tickets for Mini Maker Faire are on sale now!  Purchase yours today.

 

Sneak Peak: Denton Public Library

The Denton Public Library’s mission is to build community by promoting lifelong learning, encouraging human connections, and sharing resources.  All of these goals go hand in hand with the maker movement, which also encourages learning, working together, and sharing.  So, it seemed like a natural step for the library to reach out to makers and potential makers by creating The Forge, a makerspace at the North Branch Library that’s geared towards education, electronics, and media.

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Libraries are all about lifelong learning and providing access to the information people need and want.  Connecting people together so they can share knowledge and expertise with each other completes the circuit.  At the Denton Mini Maker Faire we hope to share this vision with everyone by offering tools for technology learning and encouraging people to work together to use them.

The library booth will showcase various ways to get into electronics for all ages.  We have Snap Circuit kits which people can use to create basic circuits.  Little Bits electronic components will help you create some exciting things just by putting together individual pieces with magnetic connectors. We’ll also have some Arduinos available so you can try your hand at programming and attaching electronic components that control lights, sound and motion. We make it easy to indulge your curiosity.  Come and see us at Denton Mini Maker Faire!