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Fun with Electronics: A Fan
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 02:00pm

7/20/20 Update: Program registration now open to 4th and 5th graders. Parental supervision and guidance for 4th and 5th grade participants is required.

Open to grades 6-8, Fun with Electronics is a virtual program that aims to explain how key electronic components work, such as LEDs, buzzers, buttons, and batteries. Each participant will receive a take-home kit, which they will use to follow along with live YouTube sessions scheduled twice a week (see dates & times below).

Registration is limited to 15 participants, priority given to Springfield residents. Please email Teen Librarian Ms. Alice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, grade, and phone number. She will get back to you on arranging a time to pick up your take-home kit.

During the live YouTube sessions, participants can ask questions through live chat (requires Google account and YouTube channel). Generally, the first few introductory videos will demonstrate how each component works while the later videos will be about making devices, such as doorbells or fans. It is recommended that participants attend every live session. However, if you miss a session, a recording will be posted to the program’s YouTube channel and questions can be asked in the comment section.  

Live YouTube Sessions:

August 1st at 2pm: LED & Buzzers

August 5th at 2pm: Button Intro

August 8th at 2pm: Night Light

August 12th at 2pm: Doorbell

August 15th at 2pm: Motor Intro

August 19th at 2pm: A Fan

August 22nd at 2pm: Mini Car Rover

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcNNVsVY6sgB12IeWm5OxRg

You need at least a Google account in order to leave comments in a video’s comment section. However, you will also need a YouTube channel to join the live chat. If you have questions on how to create a channel, please contact Ms. Alice.