image courtesy Flickr user steve_lodefink
image courtesy Flickr user steve_lodefink

Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m.

Starting later this Spring, we will kick off a series of inter-generational workshops in which we build a fleet of quadcopters (well, four). In this Science Café, we'll talk about the impending drone "explosion" and what it means for the world at large. We'll touch on some of the misconceptions about UAVs, and try to get people to understand why they should not be feared, rather, that this is an opportunity and a sector where a great deal of innovation is taking place. We'll show some footage taken from a quad flying around the library itself then give a demonstration of the quad.

Registration for this workshop is now full. Please email to be added to the waitlist. Registration is limited to Darien residents, those who work in Darien full-time, and Friends who have donated $300 or more.

This kick-off event will be followed by several hands-on workshops where attendees are invited to work together to build their own quadcopters. The workshops will take place on the following days and participants will be able to register for these at the Science Café.

Tuesday, June 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).