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Embrace all things tech at the Innovation Lab

Embrace all things tech at the Innovation Lab
10 October

Mount Gambier Library Trainee Cassidy Farrar tests out the Virtual Reality Rollercoaster
Mount Gambier Library Trainee Cassidy Farrar tests out the Virtual Reality Rollercoaster
Mount Gambier Library Trainee Cassidy Farrar tests out the Virtual Reality Rollercoaster

The Mount Gambier Library will host its third Innovation Lab on Saturday 13 October 2018 from 10:00am to 1:00pm, enabling the community to explore, see, share, touch and play with cool technologies. The family friendly event is free to attend and will be delivered through a collaboration with local businesses, Anvil Electronics and Harvey Norman.

The Library will be combining the real and virtual worlds by showcasing augmented reality with various apps and our own local historical photographs. It will showcase a fun and exciting way of mixing new technology and respecting the historical Les Hill collection in a mind blowing way and is an opportunity for participants to get their hands on the likes of virtual reality (VR) gaming and STEM Kits, 3D printing, Wacom tablets and to play around with a variety of eResources.

If you love being creative and love technology then this is an event not to be missed. The day is a hype of activity with an electric atmosphere and there is something for people of all ages and interests to enjoy, - Team Leader Library Programs Kristi Leamey said.

Children are catered for with the return of the popular 'Mission Deconstruct', a hands on activity where children can take apart computers and other e-waste products or for children in favour of art, they can watch their masterpieces come to life using the free app called Quiver.

“We will have our virtual reality headsets on show allowing attendees to explore exotic locations such as Paris, London and New York from the comfort of the Library, also known as ‘armchair travel’, this technology delivers all the amazing experiences without the need to book a flight,” explained Library Programming Officer Ricky Koopman.

“Or perhaps if your stomach allows it, you can take a ride on the virtual reality rollercoaster which literally has you holding on as you are taken on a virtual ride,” Mr Koopman said.

Other events include the virtual tour guide called Your 360 Degree Library, Reimagine, an interactive audio tour and the Sphero Robotics that will have you playing old fashioned games controlled by robots. There is also a chance to win a STEM Kit to the value of $160 which is a great prize and an opportunity to extend the family’s learning at home.

A full program of the Innovation Lab can be found on the Library website or pick up a printed copy from the Library, 6 Watson Terrace.

For further information please contact Team Leader Library Programs Kristi Leamey kleamey@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

Media enquiries: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson awatson@mountgambier.sa.gov.au or call (08) 8721 2577.

Content authorised by City of Mount Gambier CEO Mark McShane, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier SA.

Library Volunteers Mat Wall (left) and Kevin Mahoney test the 3D printer in preparation for the Innovation Lab
Library Volunteers Mat Wall (left) and Kevin Mahoney test the 3D printer in readiness for the Innovation Lab
Library Volunteers Mat Wall (left) and Kevin Mahoney test the 3D printer in preparation for the Innovation Lab