Hosting Organizations: Haddon Township & The Camden County Library System
Date: March 23, 2019
Learners Impacted: 240
Haddon Township Branch of the Camden County Library celebrated NJ STEM Month and NJ Makers Day with its 2nd Annual Makers Day event. Over 200 people showed up to try out our Makerlab electronics and robotics equipment and other fun STEM activities. Teen volunteers from the local high school staffed stations, including LEGO Wedo robots, Squishy Circuits, Sphero Robots and more. Thanks to the NJ STEM Month Mini-Grant, we were able to acquire enough Sphero SPRK+ Robots to run two stations for different age groups. Children as young as 6 learned to program using Sphero’s simple “Draw a Program”, while older children learned to navigate a maze using Sphero’s block coding language.