Middle School students and their families are invited to join us in-person for Tech Night Friday March 18 during the Maine Science Festival. This signature event returns to the Maine Discovery Museum with many hands-on technology and computing workshops. The event will be held from 4:30-7pm in Bangor. A description of the workshops is found below.
For more information about the Maine Science Festival please visit: https://www.mainesciencefestival.org/
Register now to reserve your spot!
Tech Night 2022 Workshop Descriptions:
Explore MIT App Inventor with 4-H
Presenter: Greg Kranich, Sheila Norman and Emily Mott (UMaine 4-H)
Room: Maine Gallery 1st Floor
Do you love using apps? Come build one with Maine 4-H staff! Youth will be able to create an
app using the MIT App Inventor platform. This easy-to-use block coding environment will allow
participants to design a fully functional app for a smartphone. No coding experience is necessary,
just bring your imagination!
3D Printing and Digital Fabrication
Presenter: James Rutter
Room: Snack Room
This interactive talk will include a live demonstration of a 3D printer, in which some artifacts
(possibility science-specific or Maine-specific) are printed. Students will learn about this
technology and be able to take away some small items printed on the machine.
Microsoft HoloLens and Robot Demonstration
Presenter: Kendra Bird, Harold Casey and Kathy Crise (EMCC)
Room: Sea What Grows
Come meet the Computer Technology faculty from Eastern Maine Community College, see some dancing robots, and try out the Microsoft HoloLens!
Augmented Reality & Art
Presenter: Susannah Gordon-Messer & Nate Vlahakis (MMSA)
Description: Have you ever wanted to bring your drawings to life? Join our hands-on session where we'll introduce you to Quiver, a free mobile Augmented Reality (AR) app that does just that!. We'll provide the crayons and the phones or feel free to bring your own. AR is changing the way we interact with our environment and each other - come learn how easy and fun a tool it can be.
The Digital Divide and Digitunity
Presenter: Lindsay Ouellette
Lindsay Ouellette will present Digitunity and how the organization helps to close the digital
divide by providing access to devices.
Dot Dash & Cue Robots
Presenter: Project>Login Volunteer (TBD)
Room: Baseball Diamond
Come explore Dot, Dash & Cue robots and try programming the blaster accessories. Test your
skills and launch the blasters!