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Sydney libraries fitted out with robotic kits

The City of Sydney will supply more than 180 new robotic and electronic kits to its libraries’ ‘makerspaces’, giving students and library patrons the opportunity to explore a range of robotic toys, circuits, gadgets and coding tools.

The new ‘makerspace’ kits aim to promote interdisciplinary problem-solving by encouraging students to tinker with new technologies.

The new kits include programmable robot kits and circuit board kits, along with other items, such as a range of books to ‘enhance [students’] maker skillsets, offer visual inspiration and complement the makerspace products available to borrow’.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the libraries’ new ‘makerspace’ collection is ‘part of making sure our libraries are changing to fit our communities’ changing needs and passions’.

‘Providing these free resources through our libraries gives locals the chance to explore new technologies and develop their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,’ said Moore.

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