Daytocode is a non-profit organization that works with underserved communities to teach coding and digital literacy. They’ll be hosting an online event on April 9th.
We will assemble (build) robot kits from scratch. We will program the kits and test the results by driving (car robot kits), turning on (LED robot kits), or avoid obstacles (robot kits with infrared sensors).
This is a fun activity that teaches participants engineering and coding principles that prepares them to pursue further STEM studies.
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.