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Another successful teen robot class at the Ferguson Library

The mission of our latest set of teen robot classes at the Ferguson Library was to create a robot that could think for itself. We attached distance sensors to our bots and wrote code that told the robot to avoid collisions. Here’s a video of our start pupil’s bot in action.

Stay tuned … more robotics programs are in the planning stages.

In the meantime, Daniel and I will be preparing our bots for an ultimate showdown.



Coding Study Groups Forming Now!!

Check out our upcoming series of Intro-to-Coding classes. We’ll be offering classes in Python, C++, HTML/CSS, WordPress, Android as well as PHP and MySQL, The idea of these classes is to provide a learning opportunity for those who’ve never learned – or those who never learned a particular language. We will be encouraging study groups to form – and they are all welcome to meet at our makerspace.


WOW!! What a day!!!

Our Grand Opening was a HUGE success yesterday!  We had an opportunity to see old friends again – and to make new ones as well.

Huge thanks go to our presenters yesterday Nick Danger  and Tantric Francher. I hadn’t seen Nick in quite some time and it was good to see he had modded his traffic light project for the Raspberry Pi. This project has been through several revs and each one has been at the forefront of the DIY scene at that particular moment in time. We didn’t get to see any pictures from his Land Rover project but we hope to real soon!


It’s always a pleasure to see Tantric Francher, the NYC Chapter President of The Open Organisation of Lockpicers ( He’s a great guy and gives a great presentation. As usual, he was a hit and people loved playing with the tools he left for us to experiment with. I think a couple of people are hooked!


And thanks to Bill Saturno of CT Hackerspace for coming out. Bill easily has the best makerspace in the state and his words of encouragement are valuable to a growing group like ours.


And thanks to all who attended! It was great meeting all of you. Our calendar is starting to fill up.  So stay tuned to the Web site to see when the next event is.