Courses

Small classes emphasizing project-based learning, creativity and problem solving for students in grades K-12 and adults.

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If you see a class you like but it’s not running, leave us a message and we’ll see if we can schedule it. We’re just launching, so stop by again to see what’s new.

electricity, circuitry, polarity, switches, buttons and more

Tinker & Experiment

Create with hands-on projects & challenges while exploring physics, electric circuits, pneumatics & more. You'll find introductory maker classes here without screen-time, plus more advanced topics. Students will get to experiment, make mistakes, trouble shoot and create their own designs and systems. Classes will foster problem solving, creative thinking, and develop basic skills that can be applied broadly.

Coding

Shift your digital experience from consumer to creator while developing relevant skills and logic. Learn in small classes with individual attention.

  • Scratch
  • Python
  • Java
Create & program a robot

Robotics

Robotics is a great entry to coding. Classes will be project-based using Raspberry Pi, Arduino and ESP micro processors as our platform. Learn how to integrate motors, sensors, microphones, lights and other peripherals. Students will import, modify and write code to run peripherals and integrate their functions. Classes will use real components for full customizability, no kits.

Glowing Pompom Crown Workshop

Wearables

Merge coding and circuits with textiles and accessories to create greater functionality, solve problems, or just look fabulous!. These project-based courses and workshops are also wildly fun!

Workshops

We offer a variety of single classes. Sample something new; join us for a specific project, an engineering challenge, or making wearables. These individual classes also are great activities for days off from school.

App Creation

Learn how to create your own app. Explore app-building languages, such as Swift, and platforms enabling you to make your designs and the functionality you want a reality.

Game Design

We're creating curriculum for game design and exploring Minecraft modding coding in Java & Python; PyGame for the Raspberry Pi, Unity and Unreal Engine 4 for virtual reality game development, the Godot Engine, and biometric game design.

Drones

Build, program & fly!

3D Printing

Learn how to create your own 3D design with OpenSCAD. The beauty of 3D printing is that you can print the exact item you need. But if you can't find a pre-made file, you have to design it first. Learn how.

Privacy & Online Security (Adults)

Individuals and small business owners will learn strategies to ensure their security online. Topics covered include VPNs, incognito browsers, cookies & ad-blocking, network sniffing, password security and more. Led by Clark Landis, co-founder and CTO of MKR LAB, whose professional experience includes building and securing web-based trading systems.

Events

Keep an eye here for special events.

Hackathons

Rube Goldberg challenges

Reverse engineering bashes

Sci Fi movie nights

Glowing wearables parties …

MKR LAB for your school, group or club

Is your school, scout troop, or club interested in STEAM programming? We can customize a workshop of course just for you.

View Calendar of Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Events

Classes & Workshops

MKR LAB is gearing up to launch this fall in Northern Westchester. We’re offering a smattering of workshops and classes locally ahead of our launch. Come, see what we’re about! And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know. We’re designing our curriculum this very moment! 

Wed. May 16, 4:30 - 5:30. Grades 2 - 8

LED PomPom Crown

Learn about circuits, resistors, polarity, and LEDs. Whether you're planning to go Dancing at Dusk at Caramoor, watching July 4 fireworks or just going to a backyard BBQ, you'll shine a little light of your own with this glowing pompom crown. Students will make a simple circuit of super bright white LEDs wired in parallel and powered by coin batteries. They'll learn about polarity, resistors, in this fun intro to wearables. Get your glow on!

$35
Register
Tues. May 22, 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Grades K - 5

Circuits & Dough

Learn about circuitry using a very familiar medium: play doh! Learn about polarity, the flow of electricity, make LEDs light up, create switches, buttons and more. The play doh introduces creativity, is approachable and familiar. And kids get instant feedback - the light turns on or it doesn't; they make a change, get results.

$25
Register
Wed. June 6, 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Grades 5 - 12

Build a Lighthouse: Intro to Soldering

Learn basic soldering skills by building a mini lighthouse. Soldering is a way to permanently attach electrical components with melted metal. Students will use lead-free solder to attach a battery holder, resistors, transistors, capacitors, a power switch and an LED. They can change the value of the resistors to change the flashing pattern and create an occulting lighthouse. 

$35
Register
Sew a soft circuit plushie
Sat. June 16, 2 - 4 pm. Grades 2 - 8

Sew a Soft-Circuit Plushie

Explore sewable circuits with conductive thread and LEDs in an e-textile circuit. Students will learn how to arrange a circuit, incorporate a switch and a button, and they'll get to be as creative as they want to be in designing and decorating their creature. They'll also learn a little basic sewing. This workshop will have you in stitches!

$35
Register

Build a Robot 6 Week Workshop

Have you ever wanted to assemble your own computer? Build a robot? Program in Python? We'll teach you the basics with a Raspberry Pi, a computer that will fit into the palm of your hand. Take all six workshops as a course that will teach you all the skills you need to design and build your own robot or sign up for individual segments.

Thursdays 4/19 – 5/24     5 – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 19
Introduction to the Raspberry Pi, background, and historical context, how to set it up and connect it to a keyboard and monitor. We’ll write a short program to turn an LED on and off using GPIO pins.
Thursday, April 26
Software Environment: Raspbian Linux and basic shell commands, Python, Digital Logic. We’ll add a button to our LED and write a program to turn the LED on and off with the button.
Thursday, May 3
Headless operation, working without a monitor. Once you’ve attached the button, you can control the LED without a monitor. This step is essential to begin to transition from traditional computer to robot. We’ll cover Wifi setup and SSH.
Thursday, May 10
Ultrasonic Sensor. We’ll continue to code in Python building on what we’ve learned so far to measure distance with an ultrasonic sensor. We’ll discuss the digital logic that’s involved and use the speed of sound to convert time to distance.
Thursday, May 17
Relay and Motors. We’ll discuss applications for motors and incorporate one into our robot with more Python controls.
Thursday, May 24
Finalize your robot! Integrate all our individual components, and run code to make the robot function as a whole. We’ll wrap up with more ideas of ways to build on the Raspberry Pi and unleash our creativity, turning students from consumers of technology to creators.

Talking Mother’s Day Cards

We’ve got a fun and free event coming up at the Lewisboro Library. This one’s for all ages, and it checks off an item on your to-do-list too!

Using a greeting card sound module, you can record a personal message for Mom, Grandma, that special woman in your life.

Kids will draw on the front, write a message inside and record their sweet voices with a special message. Even young kids can do that and if a teen wants to do it God bless ’em!

Handmade cards are always best!

Sign up at lewisborolibrary.org or call 914-875-9004 to reserve your spot.