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Medway Weather Balloon Society

 

 weather balloon Interested in Weather Balloons?

Is your child interested in electronics and coding and wants to try sending something into space?  Medway Balloon Society is a local Discord group dedicated to building and launching weather balloons to the edge of space to take instrumentation readings, record video footage, and conduct experiments.  Building payloads and launching them is an exciting hobby for those who enjoy tinkering with electronics, coding, HAM radio or engineering.

This is not a class, just a collaborative Discord group for families who may like to get involved with making and launching weather balloons.  It is intended for students and their families, especially those with existing experience programming for electronics like Arduino or Raspberry Pi or experience with amateur radio (HAM).  Adult mentors from the Medway Arduino Club are part of the channel as well.  No schedules, no fees, just a place to share progress, motivate, and help each other.

If you are interested in joining as a family email dbusa@minlib.net. Once approval is given, a Discord invitation will be emailed to you to join the group. 

The goal is to launch a balloon in April!


STEAM Thursday!

 

  compass, string, tape, pencils, books, beakers, Einstein, 2 sentences - STEAM Thursday is back!, Medway Public Library Makerspace

STEAM Thursday Feb 25 at 4pm

Geometric Art!

Learn how to make perfect circles, triangles and ellipses...

3rd Graders and up are invited to join us via Zoom to explore Science, Engineering, Math and Art in a fun way.
We will use string, tape and a pencil to create a makeshift compass to create these shapes
 
Registration is required.  Click here to register
Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the session. 
 

Medway Library Makerspace

Come in and discover what's here...

3D Printer, Large Format Printer, Slide/Negative/Photo digital image converter, 8mm/Super 8 film converter, VHS to DVD converter, DVD/CD Duplicator, DVD/CD Buffer, Epson Scanner, Thermal Laminator, Green Screen, Sewing Machines, Bulky Knitting Machine, Soldering Iron, Silhouette Cameo 3, Vinyl/Paper Cutter, Fabrics and other Craft Items, Pom Pom makers

Special weekly walk-in 3D Printer Certification Sessions:
check back later for new dates
Bulky Knitting Machine Certification Sessions:
check back later for new dates
Stop by the room when the Makerspace Coordinator is on duty to be certified on the 3D printer, sewing machines & soldering iron (unless workshop is in progress)
Please contact the library for available hours or email dbusa@minlib.net.

Makerspace Facebook Page

Check out the newly created Medway Library Makerspace Facebook Page!

multiple plastic gears with the word MAKE spelled out with wooden letters

 

 

 

 

click on the above button to access page


Easy at Home Crafts

Courtesy of the Makerspace

Marble Runs (don't be fooled by the website's name,  girls will enjoy this too!)

https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-plate-marble-track/
Try it with recyclables like paper towel rolls, cereal boxes or anything else you can think of.

Marble run using paper plates

  Marble run using a cardboard boxDIY Marble Run using paper tubes

  shadow puppetshands making a rabbit shadow puppet

https://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/266-hand-shadow-puppetry
Let us know how many you were able to do... 

 

Origami Creations   3 origami frogs in red, yellow & green paper    

 All you need is some paper, markers, colored pencils or crayons.
 For added pizzazz, decorate your paper before or after folding

Project links
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01.html

Quick links to some fun creations:
Origami Balloon
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_04.html
Box
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_05.html
Jumping Frog
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_06.html 

 

Paperdolls                Paper dolls
 

https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/crafts/how-to-make-paper- dolls-with-downloadable-patterns