Tech Faire 2017 at Arlington Heights Memorial Library March 4, 2017

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The Arlington Heights will be hosting a technology exhibit “Tech Faire 2017” on Saturday March 4, 2017.

Tech tinkerers, enthusiasts, and novices of all ages are invited to explore, create, and play with robots, circuits, virtual reality, and more at the Tech Faire on Saturday, March 4. Drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for live demonstrations and hands-on activities with technology available at the library as well as fascinating sessions and workshops about new and upcoming tech. No preregistration required.

On the day of the Tech Faire, visitors are recommended to arrive at the check-in booth on the first floor of the library by the Info Desk for a map and more information about the activities, sessions, and featured tech.

Here are the featured activities and sessions scheduled …

Meet an alien, interact with a dinosaur and explore virtual worlds with Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. For the intrepid adventurer, reach out and interact with the virtual world with the brand new Oculus Touch.

Build, play and compete with robots of all shapes and sizes, including Lego Mindstorms, Finches, Dash and Dots, Ozobots and a Sphero.


Cord Cutting 101: Exploring Cable Alternatives
Saturday, March 4, 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Save hundreds of dollars annually by cutting your cable and phone cord! This program will explore cost-effective alternatives to cable (Netflix, Roku, Sling, Roku, Apple TV, Hoopla, etc.) and traditional land line phones (mobile and Google Voice). No Library Card Required

What You Need to Build Your Own PC
Saturday, March 4, 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Whether you’re a gamer looking to customize your PC, an enthusiast wanting to learn more about the workings of your computer, or you simply want to understand the difference between a processor and a motherboard, this class is for you. Learn about the basic components of a PC, including where to buy them and what new options you have when custom-building your own PC. No Library Card Required

Social Media 101: Teen Panel
Saturday, March 4, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Do you know the difference between Instagram and What’s App? Or Tumblr and Snapchat? The world of social media can be overwhelming. So, bring your questions and our teen experts will be ready to answer the how, what, and why of social media. No Library Card Required

Take a look behind the touch screen at what’s inside a phone, computer or small appliance at the Tech Bar. Available tech to take apart will include: a computer, flash drives, small appliances and more.

Play with computer-aided design software, examine 3D printed goods, watch our 3D printer in action, and learn how you can design and print your own creations at the library.

Code with a caterpillar, look through a microscope or play a ukulele. Explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math with our collection of toys, tools and technology that inspire creativity and learning.

Stop by the Green Screen to learn the basics of green screen technology, how special effects are created, and why the screen is green. Take home a souvenir photo that you capture and create.

Unleash your creative genius in our Studio where you can record, mix and master an audio clip, view film being digitized, experiment with photo editing and more.

Explore the electrifying world of circuitry with Snap Circuits, littleBits, Arduinos, and more.

Learn how to write code and create websites in our Training Center with tools like Treehouse, Wix, and WordPress.

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