This camp is for young people between the ages of 7-12. Participants will spend the day designing and exploring a variety of circuits. Our day will start with paper circuits and progress to the Circuit Playground Express, a small micro controller board that is great for learners at all levels of electronics. We’ll start programming with MakeCode, a web-based code editor that uses blocks, similar to Scratch. This is not a crash course in writing code, rather it’s a playful day, where students will explore their interests and practice creative thinking. We’ll recharge outside during a snack break, recess in a local park, and lunch. An additional material fee has been added for the day and participants will be able to take home a personal Circuit Playground Express to continue their learning at home.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.