Tickets go live at noon
Lunch Sponsor Status: Not Yet (please bring sack lunches unless told otherwise).
Tickets are Free, but please donate $5 or $10 to our fundraiser if you can.
Join us for a special 5-hour event on July 25th to celebrate International Nodebots Day. Kids will spend an hour in each of 4 rooms, showing off different aspects of robotics.
ROOM 1: ROBOT PROGRAMMING – Kids will learn to program a robot with the CylonJS nodejs library.
ROOM 2: ELECTRONICS ROOM (sponsored in-part by Intel) – Get under the hood by programming Arduino shield electronics experiments with Intel Edison Galileo boards and the Johnny-Five nodejs library.
ROOM 3: 3D ROOM (sponsored by the Steam 3D Hackathon for Teens) – Learn 3D design using the web-based TinkerCAD design tool thanks to volunteer mentors from Creative Children for Charity (3cyouth.com).
ROOM 4: COMMUNITY DEMO ROOM – Meet members of the local maker community who will show off their cool electronics and robotics projects (contact firstname.lastname@example.org about exhibiting)
WHAT KIDS WILL NEED:
- A laptop (we’ll have a *few* loaners available)
- A sack lunch (we may get a lunch sponsor – but for now it’s BYO)
- An adult escort who remains on premises – NO DROP-OFFS
It’s FREE. Amazon.com is providing facilities and security. Volunteers are teaching. Donors (donate here) and sponsors (like Intel) are providing equipment.
No, but the garages at 321 Terry Ave. N (enter from the alley; enter the alley between Westlake and Terry on Harrison) and 550 Terry Ave N. (enter from Republican between Terry and Boren) both offer very low-priced all-day parking (around $2.50 for the day last we checked).
We’ll be honest and set expectations up front, so there are two things you should know.
First, kids will have to share robots and Galileo boards and work together. You may need to help your child curb their enthusiasm so other children get a chance to participate. Talk to them beforehand about taking turns and being mindful of their fellow students.
Second, this is the first time we’re doing hardware hacking on our own or an event longer than 2 hours. This isn’t all tried and true curriculum that we’ve been teaching kids forever. There may be technical difficulties. Be prepared to be patient.