This summer a number of local middle school students have been spending their Wednesday mornings in the State Library of Pennsylvania Makerspace!
They have solved criminal cases, measured the trajectory of blood spatter, and assembled a skeleton (all “virtually,” of course!) while having loads of FUN!
The Library’s summer program is focused on forensics in a place where kids and adults can experiment with technology. The Makerspace has computers with Autodesk and coding software, several varieties of robot kits, Raspberry Pi and Arduino kits, and, of course, 3D printers.
In addition to the summer programs, the MakerSpace is open by appointment for patrons and school groups five days per week, plus the second Saturday of the month. The State Library is a member of MakerEd Corps and is committed to providing STEM education to the whole community.