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ROSLYN – The Roslyn Library will have a traveling kit of EggBots on hand to explore on December 2nd. The EggBot is an art robot that can draw on spherical and egg-shaped objects. Kids ten and older who are interested in robots, art, and computer programming are invited to play with the EggBots on Wednesday, December 2nd from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Kids under 13 must have adult supervision. Registration is required.
According to the EggBot website, the EggBot is not just a cool gadget, it’s a great introduction to computer programming called CNC – computer numerical control – and to do-it-yourself robotics. The EggBot software allows you to control the ‘bot from within an illustration program called Inkscape. You can draw an image directly, trace a photograph, or import designs from other programs. The kit has five laptop computers preloaded with the Inkscape software and five EggBots, and the library will have dozens of ping pong balls and plain glass Christmas ornaments to draw on and decorate.
The traveling EggBot kit is on loan from the Washington State Library as part of their efforts to bring STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – programs into the state’s public and tribal libraries.
“We’re excited to make the EggBot kit available to those libraries that sign up for it,” said Carolyn Petersen, the State Library’s youth services liaison. “We know that STEAM kits are popular with kids, as well as educational, so we are excited to be able to make this kit available at the Roslyn Public Library so children and teens there can enjoy it.”
This program is free and open to children ten and older. Children under 13 must have adult supervision. Register your child by calling (509) 649-3420 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is provided by the Washington State Library / Office of the Secretary of State, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Roslyn Library.
The Roslyn Library is located at 201 South First Street in Roslyn. The library is open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday and from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Sunday. For more information, call (509) 649-3420, visit the Roslyn Library online at www.roslynlibrary.org, or find the Roslyn Library on Facebook.