We finished the third round of my offering for Oregon State's Adventures in Learning pre-college program. Here is the course description:
We are Makers". He points out that there are lots of different types of makers, and that everyone is a maker of some sort or another. I also showed videos about how everyone should learn to program, and that sometimes it is frustrating but worth it, and how you have to be persistent.
- Blinky LED circuit where we learn a little bit about electrical circuits and how they work.
- How to blink an LED with a programmable Arduino.
- Some simple programming in Scratch.
- 3D design with Tinkercad.
Projects for the second series of rotations included:
- Learning to solder by building a Joule Thief circuit.
- Programming in Python.
- Encoding initials in binary.
- Hour of Code from Code.org.
The final two days we finished up the soldering projects, dissembled a laptop, created junkbots from the parts, and had the parents in to learn what the kids were doing. It was an exhausting and exhilarating week. I learn new things every time I teach. Hopefully the kids do too!