Stefania Druga is the founder of HacKIDemia, a platform through which workshops and kits are designed for kids and shared around the world to encourage creative thinking in a “learning-by-doing” environment, and Afrimakers, a group that allows makers in Africa to develop their own sustainable projects to solve local challenges.
You teach programming and electronics to kids. Please tell us more about the idea, concept and also your vision with Hackidemia.
The vision of Hackidemia is to enable and empower children to become makers and not consumers. We believe that children could solve problems in their local or global community through play, empathy and design. First they learn how to program or solder and after they pick a meaningful project they want to work on together with their friends in their community: make a solar panner, improve air quality, improve recycling solutions, make an app that monitors people happiness, etc.
October 14th is Ada Lovelace Day! Today the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas”. We will also be referencing women from history that have made impacts in science and math. Please promote and share #ALD14 with your friends and family so we can promote and share with all of the world wide web!
Today everything in the Adafruit store is 10% off, just use the code ALD14 on checkout! Today’s the perfect day to spark the imagination of a future “Ada” with a gift from the Adafruit store!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.