Get ready to MAKE with SPL!
Experience SPL's new Makers Kits! Maker Kits contain all the tools and materials needed to experiment and create in many different subject areas, offer opportunities for hands-on creativity and experimentation for teens, tweens, children and adults. In additon, each kit contains a book on the subject matter at hand for further exploration and enjoyment.
Explore Circuits, Textiles, Photography & Stop Motion Animation, Coding, Computers, Music, and Textiles & Papercraft with the Library's Maker Kits.
Kits circulate for 1 week, (sorry - they cannot be reserved or renewed). Late fee is $1.00 per day. Kits circulate in person from Stratford Public Library and must be returned in the library (not in the book drop).
Bit is the world’s smallest smart robot. This right brain – left brain integrating bot builds both creativity and coding skills in ages 6 and up. Advance from basic color coding to intermediate block-based programming with Bit.
What you need: Internet access, Mobile App, USB plug / computer for charging
'T4' will provide your child with a new understanding of solar power as a source of renewable energy. 'T4' not only has more transformations but also comes equipped with larger parts, meaning that your younger child does not have to be excluded from partaking in some high quality robot fun.
MaKey MaKeys turn everyday objects into touch pads, like a keyboard, that interacts with your computer. Anything that conducts electricity can be used to complete a circuit! You can use water, plasticine, food, plants, foil, or even yourself! Create a piano our of bananas, draw a joystick with a pencil and play Pac-man, or try coding your own game using Scratch.
Spirograph's distinctive wheels and rings combine the principles of art and math in the most creative way. Just choose from the gears and wheels, put your paper in place, and create whirling, spiraling, mix and match patterns for a very cool image.
Requires paper and additional markers/pens
Strawbees let you connect straws to each other and build little to huge mechanical objects from just straws and cardboard, and which stimulates the imagination and encourages storytelling endlessly. Modify things as you go, add straws, cut straws, or add new connections to get a sturdier, more flexible or bigger structure.