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Have You Seen a Robot Decorate Easter Eggs?

Meet the EggBot, a compact art robot that can draw detailed illustrations on all kinds of things that are normally impossible to print on. Any spherical or egg-shaped objects, from the size of a ping pong ball to Christmas tree ornament (roughly 1.25 to 4.25 inches in diameter) are perfect.  EggBot doesn’t require special ink […]

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Design Your Own Baseball T-shirt

Have you ever wanted to design your own t-shirt? You can, using the Niles-Maine District Library’s Creative Studio’s Silhouette Cameo cutters and heat transfer vinyl (Vinyl available for purchase at the library). Want a lesson in this craft? Join us on Tuesday, May 8 at 6pm as we celebrate the Chicago rivalry between the White […]

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5 Reasons to Attend Maker Fest

You might be asking, “What is a maker?”. Makers are people just like you and me. The only difference is makers are thinkers and creatives who use their imaginations. Imaginations bring ideas and ideas can become realities in forms of art and solutions to world problems with the right tools and collaboration with other like-minded […]

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3D Maker Challenge – “Clank”

Hey there fellow makers! Have you been looking for something cool to 3D print? Something that’s a little more challenging? Well here’s something to scratch that creative itch: Clank from the “Ratchet and Clank” series! This little guy stands about 4 inches tall and is made up of 11 separate pieces, each of them needing […]

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