To celebrate 30 years of serving libraries in Pennsylvania, HSLC raffled a basket of maker kits at the PaLA Annual Conference and is pleased to announce that the winner raffle giveaway is Elizabeth Griswold of the Southampton Free Library. Elizabeth is the lucky winner from over 160 entrants for the basket of maker kits. Please note that the raffle items were not purchased with grant funds.

The basket included the following items:

BBC micro:bit Go Kit – with a 5×5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animated patterns, scrolling text and alphanumeric characters; on-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement, e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall, and use it to control motion activated games; two programmable buttons to use as a games controller or to control music on a smart phone; a built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to sense which direction you’re facing and your movement in degrees and detect the presence of certain metals and magnets (Value: $25.00)

Wonder Workshop Dash Robot – Dash is a real robot for children ages 6 and up that is responsive to its world; your child can bring it to life with our free apps available on iOS and Android. Dash comes with hundreds of exciting coding adventures and projects available in Wonder and Blockly apps. Use your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to their voice. With the revolutionary free app Wonder, kids can program Dash to be the real robot pet, pal or sidekick of their dreams. No instructions needed! Our Wonder and Blockly apps feature built-in challenge tutorials that teach you how to program Dash from the very beginning of each program! Comes fully assembled, no batteries required. (Value $260.00)

Wonder Workshop Dot Creativity Pack – ages 6+ – designed for adventure, fun and learning at an affordable price, the kit combines Do-it-Yourself projects with a quirky green robot and 100’s of self-guided coding challenges. (Value: $80)

Original Bristlebots Introductory Robotics Kit – 4 Pack – Bristlebots are easy, fun small robots to build! Once built, they buzz along a flat surface like little mechanical bugs. (Value: $40.00)

Makey Makey Collectors Gift Box Edition – ages 8 to infinity – Contents: Makey Makey Board, USB Cable, 7 Alligator Clips, 6 Connector Wires, Instructions with Visual Project Start Guide, Online Documentation, and 20 Color Stickers. (Value: $60.00).

Please note that the raffle items were not purchased with grant funds.

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