We have recently had the privilege to learn about some new tech and work with some super talented and enthusiastic young people as part of the Maker Difference Project with Liverpool Libraries and Sefton Libraries in conjunction with the amazing Liverpool Girl Geeks.
We have just complete a four-part course at Parklands Library, Speke, Liverpool. Our Saturday mornings have been spent teaching and inspiring 11-14 year old girls to understand coding and how it can be used creatively. We also ran a shorter version of this over 3 mornings during February half term at Netherton Library and Activity Center.
While going into some important technical aspects; the sessions were designed to spark ideas of what they could achieve with the Circuit Playground Express and how creativity is important for innovative programming in the future. We explored the sensor inputs such as light, sound and accelerometer and ventured into creating coloured light animations with sounds and games.
If you’re local, please check out the Young MakeFest at Liverpool Central Library on 23rd March 2018 11am until 3pm for a Circuit Playground Express workshop!
c/o DoES Liverpool
32-36 Hanover Street
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.