Saturday Mornings for Young Technologists
One Saturday morning each month, students in grades 3 through 12 experience fun, hands-on cyber projects! Each Saturday features a different topic, allowing students to explore a wide range of technology. Cyber Saturdays are held 9 am – 12 noon at IT-oLogy.
April 14, 2018: LilyPad
Students will create wearable e-textile technology utilizing electronics, crafts, sewing and code. LilyPad is designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn into clothing. They’re even washable!
April 21, 2018: Special Event – Drone Building Workshop
During our December, 2017 Cyber Saturday workshop, students designed a drone frame using the Python programming lanuage.
In addition to learn a new programming language, students were able to apply their geometry skills by:
- Creating simple objects from basic geometric shapes.
- Moving and rotating objects in 2D.
- Creating complex objects from sets of simple objects.
- Coping objects, and mirroring them across lines of symmetry.
- Extruding or stretching 2D objects to 3D
The next step is to build a drone! The students’ design will be 3D printed and used to assemble a working drone during the Drone Building Workshop. The registration fee includes the additional parts needed to complete the drone building process. Ticket sales end April 7th in order to allow time for parts delivery.
May 12, 2018: LittleBits
LittleBits consists of tiny circuit-boards with simple, unique functions engineered to snap together with magnets. No soldering, no wiring, no programming, just snap and play.