What do LEDs (light-emitting diodes), Bluetooth technology, and Artificial Skin have in common? Answer: Their inventors were inducted this month into the National Inventors Hall of Fame!
Great ideas, new inventions and new technology always amaze me. Where do all of those cool ideas come from? Well, tinkering, of course. It starts with curiosity, some motivation and a whole lot of trial-and-error.
I remember years ago when I wanted to start sewing home decor stuff. I knew most of the basics of how to sew (thanks Mom!), but I didn’t have a clue about making chair cushions, draperies or roman shades.
I checked out a few books from the library and surfed the Internet for some instructions. Then I started experimenting and making lots of mistakes. But with practice I got better. I even invented some of my own techniques for making roman shades and draperies, and then put my new skills to good use creating items for interior designers.
Do you want to create? Or invent? Then start tinkering! There are lots of resources at the library to help you get started -- from mobile device programming languages for apps to jewelry making books to learning how to make things with our new 3D printer (my newest interest) -- right here at the library.
And check out our maker classes and events coming up this summer! We have technology classes on Maker Mondays scheduled June - August, as well as middle school and high school teen tech camps in June! Register online.
Let’s create! Let’s make! Let’s invent together!