Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Reading Rules!!

Here is a link to the form you need to bring to the Library to register for Reading Rules!! and get your bag of swag and free books - first come, first serve!

And here are the rules:

Reading Rules!!!!

For 7th grade to 12th grade. Clyde Public Library, 2015.

Reach 500 points to participate in the Lock­In
at the Library Friday, July 31, 2015. (More
information and hours T.B.A.)

How to reach 500 points? Read 500 pages!*
These must be books, fiction or non, that you are
reading for the first time this summer, starting
June 4. For our manga/comic readers, divide the
pages by 5. (You get a point for every 5 pages
you read.) For our audiobook “readers”: go to
Amazon or Barnes and Noble online and look up
your book. Use the number of pages listed
(usually in the statistics section).

Keep track of the books you read on the next sheet. When you have reached 500
pages, you can keep going (no prizes involved, just the knowledge that you are The
Reader of the Summer!) Point records must be turned in at the Library by 5 p.m.
July 24 for you to be eligible to attend the Lock­In.

You can get points by recommending a book that you
read previous to this summer and really enjoyed using
our Thumbs Up Bookmarks. There is a sheet of 5
bookmarks ­ you get 20 points each ­ only five
bookmarks per person ­ cut them out, write why you
liked the book, then place the bookmark IN the book
on the shelf here at the library. Keep track of the books
you recommend on the next sheet.

*You can get points other ways, too: participate in
some of the activities at SPLAT (Thursdays from 3 to
4:30), or participate in these “extras”: 1. Learn knitting, etc. at Knifty Knitters. 2. Be part
of the Thieving Forest Book Discussion and Skype with Author. 3. Participate in the
July Cookbook Club, either alone or with a parental unit. 4. Design or find a 3D object
and print it (no printing charges for you). 5. Write script for the robot and get it to
‘perform’ it. 6. Create your own ‘extra’ and negotiate points with Jill.

SPLAT FACTS - SUMMER 2015, including Cookbook Club and Thieving Forest information

Thursdays, 3 to 4:30.  S.P.L.A.T. starts June 18 and runs through July 30. (There are no SPLAT meeting in August until school starts.)

Every Thursday, after the group activity, there will be time to play on the Library’s tablets (Minecraft PE), Wii, PS2, Game Cube and board games, plus you can play each other with card games or 3DS, etc. that you bring yourself -­ YuGiOh can be a weekly event, if you want. Each week you will get 50 points for participating in the group activity.

You need 500 points to be eligible for Library Lock In, so just coming to SPLAT every week will get you a total of 350 points. ­ You can get the rest of the points by completing the other activities scheduled for individuals or small groups at the weekly SPLAT or by joining the Reading Rules!! program .

The Library Lock In will be Friday, July 31. I haven’t decided on the hours yet.

There will be a Log for each person to keep track of the extra points for extra activities. Reading Rules!! has its own Log.

 SPLAT extras: participate in the Library’s Cookbook Club on Tuesday, July 7, at 12:15 ­ the theme is
kids/teens cookbooks ­ check out a cookbook from the display (will be up after June 3), make a recipe and
bring it to the meeting; taste everyone’s recipes and talk about your recipe and cookbook. You can involve a parent. Get 200 points for participating.

Get a free book, signed by the author, (while supplies last), when you sign up for a summer book discussion of Thieving Forest .The story is about a 15 year old girl who watches her sisters get kidnapped by Indians in Ohio in the early 1800s. We’ll Skype with author Martha Conway at the discussion. (Date of discussion to be determined, probably the last week of July.) Sign up and pick up your book at the Library. First come first serve on the free books. 500 points.

Learn knitting, etc. at Knifty Knitters. Points to be determined with Nelcy's help.

Group Activities at Weekly SPLAT: Scavenger Hunt in the Library ; Learning how to 3D print; Superhero
Jeopardy; Exploring APPS for SPLAT activities; Create Your Own Superhero; Villains We Love WTQ;
Superhero Trivia; (If the bugs are worked out, Intro. to the Library’s Robots); mini comic con??

Extra Activities at Weekly SPLAT: CYOS follow­ups: fan fiction; comic strip; costume; mask; Minecraft PE
Build­Offs or Parkour; Writing; Instagram project; Stop motion with Minecraft (or something else) toys;
Superhero icon game; Robots, ­ learning to program; 3D printing: finding or creating a design and getting it

 Extra Activities, Crafts: Dog Tag necklace with create your own pendant; Super Hero duck decorating contest/ mask decorating contest; duct tape comic book wallet/clutch with accordian folds; locker magnet decorations; Choose a hero, Make a pin

Heroic Duck
Mysterious Mask
Buzz Bott Base
The start of a comic book/duct tape clutch.

Duct Tape Accordian Wallet Practice
We'll be creating our own embossed pendants for these chains.

Locker Magnets using Comic Books

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

3D Designs

I was so impressed at Lunch with the Librarians that you had looked up designs to print out in June when the Cube 2 3D printer arrives.

As I said then, please find the design you would like to print and send me a link to the page it is on. (Using the comments section below.) Please do not choose a design that costs money; we'll pay for the filament to print your object, but we won't pay for a design.

Here is a 2.5 minute video showing how the printer works.

Here are sites with ready-made models.


Here are free modeling programs (graphics software in which you can create three dimensional drawings called models) that let you design your own objects. You may want to learn about mesh or solid models.

Or use this: Design Something is a cloud based design program for use with your Chromebook. 
 - click on Help for a 5 minute tutorial that should get you up and running . . .

Here are some Apps that might help you design on your Ipod, tablet, phone . . .

Cubify - from the makers of the 3D printer we'll be using. 
Instructables - 
Tinkerplay - here's an article about it (I tried it - you choose parts and assemble a character - enhance 
it's size and texture. Each piece will print separately, and the whole snaps together.)
You can end up with something that looks like this:

Robot links

I'm so happy many of you are excited about the robots we are planning on creating 'real' bodies for using the 3d printer (more on that in another post).

The parts were purchased from EZ-Robot, and the software is called EZ-builder. You can learn how to create your own programs to activate the robot. Keep in mind when you look over the tutorials, which are a combination of text and video, that we have version 3, not 4. We communicate by Bluetooth with the robot, not WiFi; our robots have cameras, but we do not have sound.

I'm looking on the 3D sites for robots to see if any of the designs will work with our parts. We have a 'motherboard' and six pack for the AA batteries that take quite a bit of space.

If you find any designs that might work, leave a link in the comments below.

Meanwhile, this is an interesting design.

So before you come to Game Day, go get a free comic book!

It's Free Comic Book Day at Rupp's in Fremont! Awesome place!

Game Day this Saturday

And the Tournaments are Card Games: Magic, YuGiOh, and Pokemon. One card pack to each winner! I spent money on nunchuks, so the library now has four for the Wii! And we are playing Muscle March, a new download of an old video game. It's pretty silly, but some of you may enjoy it more than Abba!

Game playing starts at 11, Tournaments start at noon. Other video and board games will be available to play until 2:30.

This is the last Game Day until the fall.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lots of Links for 3D and other HOMAGO  - lots of files for 3d printing links to many apps for 3d creation shows you how to work with the code behind html and css This is Hackasaurus  free website creation

Writing Write a Novel!!
       Research Paper
                six word memoirs
Art Apps
Android or Ipad - Whiteboard Pro: Collaborative Drawing
Sketchbook Pro 4.99
PicsArt – Photo Studio free
Ipad only - ArtStudio - Draw, Paint and Edit Photo  4.99
Procreate 4.99


HOMAGO - Hang Out, Make Anything, Geek Out