Code, robots: Val d’Europe creative library wants to introduce you to digital technology

3D, robots, creative library Val d’Europe introduces new technologies. © Marne

Do you know Createc? Launched in February 2020 and then halted by the Covid-19 pandemic, this Valley Europe Agglomeration (VEA) initiative has finally taken off. On Saturday, February 18, during the presentation of the creathèque at the Serry Media Library, about fifty residents were able to use this innovative device. “The idea is to raise public awareness of new technologies and bridge the digital divide with a rich and diverse program,” explains Ghislaine Delvaux, VEA Vice President of Culture and Mayor Asbley.

Master new technologies

Augmented or virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics or even an introduction to programming – the creative library will help you master these new sciences. “This year we have planned 35 concerts. There are classes for all levels and for all ages,” the vice president clarifies.

The Creative Library offers classes for toddlers in the morning and for youth and adults in the afternoon. These openings then allow you, if you want to go further in your practice activities, to register for certain digital workshops.

Among the activities that were offered this Saturday, February 18, was especially augmented reality. Thanks to virtual reality headsetin a few seconds it was possible to move to Apollo 11 shuttle for his “lunar landing” (landing on the moon). The trip lasts about ten minutes, and the result is “really impressive,” according to the animators of the institution.

Working with strange robots

This week, as part of the workshop, attendees dealt with cubetto robotwho doesn’t look like a robot at all! Supported by the Montessori method, it introduces toddlers aged 24 to 36 months to computer programming. “We are already introducing a digital dictionary, talking about the eternal cycle, space …”, the host clarifies.

Another meeting that between children 6/8 years old and Timio robot. This educational robot makes it very easy to run a “set of VPL” (graphical programming language). This allows robot behavior to be programmed using graphical maps representing events and actions. So we can code the maze or draw, for example.

predict tomorrow

Before launching the creative library, it had to be equipped. Graphics tablets, robots, 3D printers…

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We’ve invested, but it fits perfectly with what’s expected of media libraries today, which are nothing more than libraries. It is important to allow our young and old to use computers and all these new tools that may be used daily tomorrow.

Ghylen Delvaux

“Children and parents are often amazed. We are fortunate to have very resourceful and very professional agents,” he continues.

Don’t miss, for example, conference psychoclinic Vanessa Lalo called “Education in the 21st century”.the subject of which is the family screen, Saturday, March 4, from 15:00 to 17:00.

“The whole program is online. Feel free to sign up because places fill up quickly,” says Ghislain Delvaux. And while part of the entertainment takes place in the Val d’Europe media library in Serris, the creative library also moves and will be in all media libraries networks.

The next orientation meeting will take place on Saturday 18 March in Magny-le-Hongre. For children from 3 to 6 years old from 10:00 to 11:00 and from 11:00 to 12:00. From 10 years old from 14:00 to 18:00. By reservation: in the media library by phone 01 60 43 66 28 or [email protected] More information:

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