Scratch (age 6-11)
Scratch was created by MIT and was designed to introduce programming to young people. No experience with programming is needed. It's easy to get started with Scratch because kids learn to program with color coded blocks; No typing required! That means the emphasis is on problem solving and creativity. Students will make their own games and animations.
Intro To Robotics with Barnabas-Bot (Age 8 & up)
This Introduction to Robotics class provides an opportunity for young students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a fun and engaging manner. Students will be introduced to circuit building, micro-controller programming, and 3D-printing as they build a fully-functioning robot of their own. Every robot will be different, as your child designs his/her own robot’s appearance and behavior. Best of all, everyone gets to keep their completed robot at the end of the class.
Arduino (age 8 and up)
Arduino is a tool for making electronics projects that can sense and interact with the physical world. Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino is a great starting point as well as an advanced tool to learn electrical engineering concepts and projects.
VEX IQ (Ages 7-11)
VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. Students can jump right in and snap robots together using this intuitive, tool-less system. This is a great program to illustrate mechanical and programming concepts for today's ever changing world. An additional goal of the VEX IQ curriculum is to prepare students to compete in official VEX IQ competitions.
VEX EDR (Age 9 and up)
The VEX EDR Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities that span science, technology, engineering and math. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. Like with the VEX IQ curriculum, students will prepare for VEX EDR competitions.
Unity Game Design (Ages 10 to 14)
Take your games into the 3rd dimension with Unity. Students will learn the basics of 3d game creation, including use of models, coordinates in 3 dimensions and scripting. Scripting will be done in the C# programming language. Students will create a game in the popular Unity editor. Make games that can be played on Microsoft Windows or Mac OSX.