Grand Valley youth learn robotics at the library

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Grand Valley kids get a hands on lesson in robotics from a new Western Slope engineering company.

The Mesa County Library continues their science and technology summer reading program with the first of three Makers Camp sessions taught by the Grand Junction MakerSpace.

Monday's lesson introduced students to software used to design, build, and program simple moving robots.

The software can be accessed from any normal computer or laptop and Makers Camp teachers hope kids will head home and continue to dive into this world of engineering.

“This is an amazing wave of technology that we're writing right now where all of this stuff is incredibly easy for anybody to do, there's literally no barrier to entry,” said Skyler Ogden, the director of MakerSpace.

The next two sessions of camp will be focused on taking a 3D printer version of the robots they designed Monday afternoon and programming them to move on their own.

If you or your child is interested in taking part in the last two sessions of the Makers Camp, it's not too late, you can register with the Mesa County Library online or in person.


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