A virtual reality and robotics day at Crewkerne Library was enjoyed by all ages. Hosted by Olly Hellis, Somerset Libraries Digital Development Officer, activities included making a NASA spanner on the 3D printer, originally designed at the International Space Station, working with the Ollie drone, using a 3D scanner, colouring pictures of super heroes with 3D pens, that were brought to life with the Quiver Vision AR (Augmented Reality) and watching the Mind Cuber solve a Rubik Cube puzzle in under two minutes.
Teenagers and adults were invited to undertake a journey into visual reality on the Oculus GO VR headset. For older people who had never experienced anything like it before, it showed how far technology has advanced, allowing them to travel to outer space and under the oceans, without leaving their seat. Fun activities continue at the library throughout the school holidays. The next big event for children is the Summer Arts Extravaganza on Friday August 30th, when Akulah Agbami, CEO at the Women’s Community Forum, will be running a creative drama and art workshop from 10 am until 12 noon for children aged five to nine years and from 1 pm until 3 pm for children aged nine to twelve years. Free spaces are available, please book with Crewkerne Library beforehand.