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​MACH1 Programs

​What are you working on?​

MACH1 is on the fourth floor of Burton Barr Central Library​, offers a variety of programs for makers, artists, crafters and hackers.
MACH1 is open from 11-4 on Mondays and Fridays and 11-8 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Stop by with your own project or come to a program and learn something new!

​Meetups

Join us for Homeschool Meetup! Have funworking with other homeschoolers of all ages. Share lesson plans and activities.  Mondays 11-1.

Javascript Meetup

Join us for mentorship, code reviews, discussion of best practice, and whatever coding or software questions are on your mind. Teens and adults​. First Wednesdays 7-9. Teens and Adults.

Blender 3D Workshop

Learn how to use Blender, a powerful 3D creation suite used for animation, engineering, game design, and printing. Registration suggested. You are welcome to bring your own laptop with Blender downloaded. Second and Third Wednesdays 6-8. Ages 8+

Clojure Meetup

Join us for mentorship, code reviews, discussion of best practice, and whatever coding or software questions are on your mind. Fourth Wednesdays 7-9. Teens and adults.

Continuing Programs

 

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 robotics in this fun build and code program. Participants will work with LEGO Mindstorms and LEGO WeDo kits to create working robots. For robotics enthusiasts ages 7-14.
 

This is an ongoing opportunity for girls 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. Thursdays from 5:30-7:00. Ages 8-18.

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4th Sunday of each month.  Bring your own DS or borrow one of ours. Play fun games with other girls 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 girls, 8-18 years of age, and their friends and family.

Special this month!

Roboception

​Get ready for an amazing night of robotics! Robotics teams from around the valley will be displaying their creative work for the public to enjoy. In addition, members of the award winning team featured in Spare Parts will be on hand for a meet and greet. All ages.

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. Tuesdays @4 and Saturdays @1.
 
 

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! 4th Tuesdays from 4-6. All ages.

 
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Find out where science and art meet! Kids can create a craft and learn about science! We'll do some interactive learning and make things like telescopes, light refractors and more - all while talking about fun scientific concepts. For scientists ages 4-12. 

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Learn the Language of the Web
Learn the basics of HTML and CSS in this interactive 5 week course. Each week will be devoted to a different topic within HTML. Registration is required and you must attend for all 5 weeks. Ages 15+.

Science Cafe 
Join us ton  second 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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Ductigami
​Make your own amazing and artistic creation from duct tape. Learn wallets, flowers, jewelry and more. First Thursdays @ 4. All ages.