The robots are coming to Longmont Public Library as part of a new program designed to open up access and teach robotics engineering skills to students and families within the local autism community.
The library will serve as a hub and teaching center and ultimately students will have have the opportunity to design and build a personalized ONE robot for the library as part of a program that begins this summer.
The robot will be designed to help teach new visitors how to best take advantage of everything the library has to offer. In the process students who wish to participate may join the ONE Robotics Club and learn design, prototyping, engineering and testing skills using the ONE operating system.
The project is also designed to create a curriculum and community outreach model for use in schools and libraries around the country. It is made possible in part by the Library Services Technology Act and the Friends of Longmont Library with support from the Autism Society of Colorado, The Autism Society of Boulder County, The TLC Learning Center and the Longmont Museum.
Those who wish to participate may attend an introductory meeting on Friday June 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 or contact Katherine Weadley or Elektra Greer at the library at (303) 651-8470.