Saturday Maker Clubs
3rd February to 24th March 2018
Our free Saturday maker club is coming to a library near you! We’re looking for young makers
aged 8 and over to join us from 10.30-12 in Toxteth Library or from 2-3.30 in Norris Green
library, starting on the 3rd of February until the 24th of March. If you are, or know, an aspiring
maker who might want to join us, please make sure places are booked in advance - there are
12 spaces available per session.
Maker club activities will be run as follows:
3/2/18 Week 1: Coding Robots (Using Ozobot & MBot)
Get started in robotics, with an exciting session building and coding a robot yourself.
Robots are everywhere, and their numbers are growing. Find out how to make your own
using Ozobot and MBot during our first session!
10/2/18 Week 2: Paper Circuits
Paper circuits are an excellent way to start learning about circuitry and electronics. We’ll
be using lights and sound to build working electronic circuits. Paper circuits use
conductive copper tape to lay the foundation for understanding and using circuits.
17/2/18 Week 3: Stop Motion Animation
Stop-motion animation has stood the test of time, and lego makes it easier than ever to
create. We’ll make our lego come to life in short videos, written by the children. A peek
into how tech shapes the media we can create and consume, and a jumping-off point for
creating your own content!
24/2/18 Week 4: Design & Print a Tshirt
Making isn’t always about electronics - sometimes it’s about making practical, everyday
things more fun. Our vinyl cutter and heat-press let you put your unique designs on
clothes, to show off your own personal sense of style - all thanks to technology.
3/3/18 Week 5:3D design and print
3D printing is revolutionising the world, and in this workshop we’ll be bringing our
attendees into that revolution. We’ll be creating designs for 3D printing, then using the
libraries’ printer to turn them into solid objects. Time to turn our imaginations into
10/2/18 Week 6: Little Bits Circuit blocks
The “Little Bits” circuit builder is another way to develop children’s understanding of
simple electronic circuits, and a great foundation for knowledge. In this session, we’ll be
using it to create things that light up and move.
17/2/18 March Week 7: Microbits
Kids with an interest in computing will love our Microbits session, during which we’ll be
coding mini computers using Microbits. Microbits are versatile, while still being simple
enough to be accessible to makers of all ages, and provide a brilliant doorway into
coding using drag-and-drop blocks, or more traditional code.
24/3/18 Week 8: Recording a Podcast
Make your own podcast! Recording and editing sound to create your own online content
is a great way to leverage technology to get your opinions, stories and art out there. This
week, we’ll be exploring different parts of creating a podcast. Get your voice heard!
These event are part of the Liverpool Libraries celebration of making, Maker Difference. Events are
taking place at Parklands, Toxteth, Norris Green and Central library. See @makerdiff on twitter
for more information. In March makers will come together at Central Library for Young Makefest,
a chance to meet other makers and show what you have created.