Free science and engineering programs ranging from making a medieval trebuchet to 3D printing are available for children grades 3 through 9 this summer at MakerSpace on the Fort Hays State University campus.

Located in the basement of Forsyth Library, MakerSpace is a place students and community members are welcomed to play around with open access to 3D printers, a 3D scanner, tablet computers, televisions and other tools to inspire ideas in the science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields.

"Soldering and Circuitry," for grades 6 through 9 on Friday, July 25, will teach students the basics to circuitry while making a personal alarm clock, electric dice or "Simon Says" machine.

"Catapults," for grades 3 through 5 on Friday, August 1, will teach the principles of mechanics by launching water balloons.

Each program starts at 10 a.m. and ends at noon. No pre-registration is required. Space and supplies are limited to a first-come, first-served basis. Parents are invited to attend with their children. Parents will need to check-in and pick-up their children in person.

For more information contact Ann Noble at 785-628-5449.

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