What Is Spark Labs?

LPCPL Spark Labs enhance STEAM skills by encouraging students to be innovative and self-confident while developing future job skills. With LPCPL’s mobile Spark Labs, the library’s instructors are able to provide hands-on experiences with 3D laser printers and scanners, computer programming, electronics, and robotics. Contact us to bring this technology to you.

Cool Tech Equipment at Spark Labs

3D Printing

Spark Labs offers 3D printing, scanners, design software, and more, offering a complete 3D printing experience for customers.

Squishy Circuits

Students can play and learn all about electronics and circuitry with the Squishy Circuits at Spark Labs.

LittleBits

Tinker with sound, light, and motion outputs by building circuits with these magnetic pieces.

… & So Much More

Come visit our MakerSpaces to see for yourself how Spark Labs is making a difference for our library customers.

Where can I see Spark Labs?

Check our calendar of events to find a Spark Labs event near you.

Will Spark Labs come to my classroom?

Yes! Spark Labs has a mobile component. We would be glad to work with you to see how we can help your students experience the excitement that Spark Labs has to offer.

How does Spark Labs engage students?

Spark Labs offers 3D printing, science experiments, creative opportunities and more. Fill out the form below to see what Spark Labs can do for you.

How can I get involved at Spark Labs?

You can join the fun at Spark Labs, or you can become a volunteer. We are always looking for more people to come visit our Makerspace.

How is Spark Labs funded?

Spark Labs is funded by grants, the Friends of the Library, gift funds, and corporate sponsors. If you are interested in supporting Spark Labs, please contact us at 219-362-6156 or email [email protected]

Spark Labs In the News

Lego Robotics Maker Camps

The first Jr. Lego Maker Camp at Rolling Prairie was a blast! Kids in 2nd – 4th grades built and programmed Milo the rover using Lego WeDos. They learned how to write code to program the tilt sensor, motion sensor, and motor to solve real world......

Sun Catcher by Design

Children and teens can design a sun catcher to filter the sun’s bright rays into colorful streams of light at an upcoming event at the Kingsford Heights Branch. Suncatcher by Design June 21, 2:30pm – 4:30pm These sun catchers make great window decorations to complement......

Lego Club

Building with Legos is one of the first engineering activities most kids do… sometimes without even realizing what they’re learning! This summer, we have several opportunities for them to join other Lego-loving kids and learn basic engineering concepts through play. Kids can come to as ...

Questions?

If you’d like to learn more about Spark Labs, we’d love to answer your questions. Fill out the form to the right to learn more about learning opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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