Tinker-Maker is a series of programs scheduled for fall and winter at the Craftsbury Public Library. Tinkerers have a long tradition in rural Vermont, where people who can figure things out, repair or improve machines, and keep old farm equipment running have always been in high demand. Makers add a modern spin, adding electronics to the concept. We will be running a series of programs designed to encourage people to reclaim the do-it-yourself mindset for the machines and tools common in our everyday life.
Our first program on Deconstructing Electronics will be held Saturday, November 16 from 10AM to 12PM. Ever wonder what is inside a computer? What a hard drive looks like? How a printer works? What the guts of a CD player look like? We will be deconstructing everyday electronic devices to learn about what is inside and how they work. Bring your own tools (screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, wire cutters, vise grips, etc) if you have them, or use the ones we have available. This cross-generational program is intended for anyone who can work somewhat independently, and anyone under the age of 12 is asked to have an adult to assist them.
Future topics may include basic computer programming, using Arduino microcontrollers, making a circuit with playdough. Have an idea to share? We'd love to hear from you! For more information contact the library at 586-9683 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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