GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Java Programming

Sunday May 29, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Ever think that you could improve Minecraft?

In this class we will give you the tools to try! Take a peek at the code "Notch" himself wrote and modify it to make Minecraft your own!

Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire

Saturday June 4, 2016: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for all ages.

Now in its 8th year, the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire presents demonstrations and hands-on activities by makers of all types including roboticists, crafters, artists working with technology, and students.

Come learn how to solder; see mechanical, electrical and micro-controlled devices; and participate in technology new and old. The Faire features Washtenaw County's high school FIRST Robotics teams, the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, Maker Works and many more fantastic exhibitors.

GameStart Workshop: Agar.io Creation

Sunday June 5, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Agar.io is a simple and satisfying, world renowned game. In just an hour and a half, you can try your hand at making your own!

Jam with Duo: Build Your Own Instrument

Thursday June 9, 2016: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Hang out in the Secret Lab at the Ann Arbor District Library, have a snack, and build a Single-Chip Space Invader Synth with author David Erik Nelson!

The synth relies on many of the same sound-generation techniques used in old-school console and arcade games, for authentic lo-fi chiptune grooves. You'll be able to use the notes it generates for funky sound effects, and to play your own tunes at home. The Single-Chip Space Invader Synth is one of many DIY instruments in David's latest book, "Junkyard Jam Band."

A full kit will be provided and the author will guide you along the way.

You can make good noise out of bits of wood and wire, plastic and steel. When you build your own instruments, creating your own sound comes naturally." - Junkyard Jam Band book by David Erik Nelson

Agenda
Eat and network @ 6 - 6:30 p.m.
Build with David Nelson @ 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Take your music home and jam @ 8 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by Duo Security of Ann Arbor.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Code Wizards

Sunday June 12, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

The Python coding language allows us to modify Minecraft on the fly and today we are going to use that to create devastating spells!

See how long you can survive in the world of Minecraft when code is on your side!

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday June 16, 2016: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last 3 years, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming: Structures

Sunday June 19, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to making gigantic structures. Castles, towers and cities can now be created wherever you are in an instant with programming.

3D Printing Demonstration

Tuesday June 21, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Are you interested in 3D printing and want to learn more about it? Welcome!

Do you have a 3D printer and want to share what you do? Come on down! We will view live 3D printing in action and discuss current topics in the world of 3D printing.

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Level Creation

Sunday June 26, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Make the game you want using a fun and familiar system with the Roblox Studio editor!

Experiment with world-building using a 3D editor, then publish your Capture the flag map for everyone to play from home!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming: Spell Creation

Sunday July 3, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

The Python coding language allows us to modify Minecraft on the fly and today we are going to use that to create devastating spells! See how long you can survive in the world of Minecraft when code is on your side!