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​MACH1 Programs

MACH1 is on the fourth floor of Burton Barr Central Library​, offers a variety of programs for makers, artists, crafters and hackers.

​Continuing Programs

Join us for Minecraft Mondays! Have fun crafting with other players on our MinecraftEedu server. Build an empire and go on assigned quests. Seating is limited. First come, first served. Ages 5-18.

 

 

 

What is Arduino? What do Squishy Circuits do? How does electricity flow? You can experiment with these and more in Hacker Haven. Use our 3D printer, code a shield-bot and give LEGO Mindstorms a try!  Hacker Haven a free-flow, try-it-out tech-fest each week. If you are working on some amazing tech, bring it in to share! All ages, including families with young children are welcome.

 
 
 
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Challenge: create face-melting monuments to science, physics and nature. In the process have fun, work with new people, and develop an appreciation for science...but in a "LOL," this is "FUN" way. For engineers ages 7-18.
 
 
 
 
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Teens! Join us as we create amazing mini-cyborgs from reusable materials such as Altoids tins and wire hangers. You will learn to drill, solder, wire, and mold your little creature into a moving cyborg with googly eyes. This is a program for makers ages 9-18.
 
 
 
 
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We will Explore! planetary science and astrobiology in this multimedia, NASA-developed program. Participants will learn new and amazing things about our universe with science experiments and multimedia tools to reinforce concepts. For astrobiologists ages 7-14.
 
 
 

This is an ongoing opportunity for you and your kids to learn to code! Coding is an essential skill for anyone who wants to develop video games, apps, websites and more. One of the largest growing STEM job sectors in the last few years has been software engineering and you need code to do it! Sound scary? Don't worry, this code club is fun! We'll have weekly challenges, games and more as our professional software engineer volunteers give you one on one attention.

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4th Sunday of each month.  Bring your own DS or borrow one of ours. Play fun games with other kids and see if you are this week's DS champion! You can also play games on our Wii or learn to design your own video game using GameStar Mechanic. For children, 8-14 years of age, and their friends and family.

​F​eatured Programs

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Drop in and do a fun, STEM craft while you learn something cool! We'll be exploring rocks & minerals, space, dinosaurs, sharks and more! You'll learn some cool new facts, play fun, interactive games, and make a craft to take home and share. 
 
 
 
 
 

Think sewing is hard? We'll show you how easy it can be! You can make all kinds of nifty things with a needle and thread including plushie Minecraft Creepers, costumes, handbags and more! We do a new project each month that is fun for the whole family!

 
 
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Can't make it to Space Camp? Kids can create a craft and learn about astronomy in Space Crafts! We'll do some interactive learning and make things like telescopes, light refractors and more - all while talking about the sun and stars. For astronomers ages 4-12. 

 

 

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3D Thursday
Stop in to MACH1 on select Thursdays and learn about 3D printing. See what the buzz is all about! You'll witness a live demonstration of our Makerbot and Wanhou 3D printers. Learn a little about how people design 3D objects and where you can get started designing your own creations.

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Science Cafe 
Join us ton select Thursdays as we talk with Arizona State University scientists about a variety of topics! We'll talk galaxies, viruses, earthquakes, engineering and more. Bring the whole family and learn amazing new things. Light refreshments will be provided. 


 

 

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FrankenToys
​Make your own creepy, unique and totally scary FrankenToy! WWFD? (What Would Frankenstein Do?) Find out as you take parts from things to make other things.




Meetups​

We have several meetups a month on different topics such as JavaScript, Clojure and Homeschooler Science. Get your passion and connect with a community in MACH1! Be a mentor or get a mentor, either way, you'll be sharing, learning and making the world a better place.