Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Starts: August 17, 2020 - August 28, 2020
Instruction: $320 Materials: $30 Total : $350
For Ages: 12-15
Instructor: Karen Giacopuzzi
This camp will take place across several weeks throughout the summer. We’ll start with the Digital Sandbox the week of June 29 for two one hours sessions. This is a super fun board that uses block coding and has an instruction book of projects the kids can make on their own.
We’ll meet again three times the week of July 13 and will move on to TinkerCad Circuits, an online tool we’ll use to fabricate the game and create some simple starter code.
The week of July 20 we’ll meet twice to start coding. Our final week of camp will be August 24 when we’ll meet for 90 minute sessions daily to finish coding and play the games. The purpose of this camp is to give the kids a summer long project that will be hands on and engaging. All sessions will be recorded so attendance won’t be required to succeed. I’ll meet the kids one on one as often as needed.
This game module is strangely compelling and so fun to make. We’ll build it from the ground up as we assemble the circuits and write real typed code to create a set of five dice for Yahtzee. We’ll also code a game that tests your reactions and will incorporate the code library for Simon Says.
This workshop leans more toward coding than fabrication but kids build the circuitry themselves. We’ll cover arrays, code libraries, classes and other programming methods that are new to the Gadget Lab curriculum. The topics are what you’d get in a typical high school or college course but are simplified and brought to life with physical computing.
This camp is for kids with a strong interest in coding. Kids looking for something less intense should look at the CodeHeads Prep Camps. If you’d like to attend this camp and it’s marked as full, contact Karen@GadgetLab.org. We may be able to open more sessions.
Refund Policy: Due to the small size of Gadget Lab, I can’t offer refunds unless I am able to find a replacement. If a replacement is found, there will be a $25 fee.