Social Wearables Educational Live Action Role Play (SWEL) Camp #WearableWednesday
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop a summer camp for middle school girls focused on computational technology, Baskin Engineering at UCSC shared this video on Youtube!
The Social Wearables Educational Live Action Role Play (SWEL) Camp, funded through an NSF grant awarded to Professor of Computational Media Katherine Isbister’s Social Emotional Technology Lab (SET Lab), was designed by UCSC researchers to blend social experience with computational activities to drive middle school girls’ interest and confidence in pursuing technical subjects.
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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.