A single topic workshop is a series of classes that focus on one particular topic and/or set of skills.
Our Single Topic Workshops range in content from Web Design to Video Game Programming to Robotics and Photography. We offer different single topic workshops each month so that participants can experience a wide range of activities, obtaining different skills.
Boca Raton – April 2017
Internet of Things
WHAT: More and more devices you buy for your home are now part of the IOT, the Internet of Things. Students in this workshop will use a small, programmable, WiFi enabled board to build and program a variety of projects that will send data and be controlled over the internet. Projects include internet-controlled lights, weather stations, and a plant that Tweets when it needs water! Students will take the board and the projects they build home to continue the building and learning after the course is over. Students can bring their own smartphones or tablet computers to connect to if they wish, or use YML equipment.
WHO: Ages 10-14.
Prerequisites: Your child should have taken our video game programming level 1 & 2 workshops or camp.
WHEN: Saturdays - 9:00 am to 10:30 am. - April 22, 29, May 6 & 13
HOW MUCH: $165 for 4 workshops - includes the cost of hardware which kids take home.
Computing with Raspberry Pi Level 2
WHAT: Young Makers will continue learning advanced coding skills using the Raspberry Pi Computers and component sets. The focus of Level 2 is on coding for the Raspberry Pi high definition camera included as part of the course. We will learn how to control the camera using the Python programming language, and build a variety of projects including a motion sensing security camera, a photobooth, and an internet-connected weather station.
WHO: Ages 10-14
Prerequisites: Your child should have taken our Raspberry Pi Level 1 workshop or camp.
WHEN: Tuesdays - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. - April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
HOW MUCH: $240
Included in the price of the workshop is the cost of lots of Raspberry Pi additional accessories.
Wellington – March 2017
Intro to Robotics w/ mBot - Level 2
WHAT:Your mBot Builder/Programmer will be able to take home their robot each week with the expansion module and continue to program and expand its capabilities.
WHO: Ages 7-14.
WHEN: Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - March 11 & 18
HOW MUCH: $110 - Includes the "Six Legged Robot" expansion pack for your mBot.
Go here to register.
Intro to Robotics w/ mBot - Level 1
WHAT:Each maker will build their own mBot - a fun but powerful robot with motors, sensors, and the ability to be programmed using the Scratch programming language from MIT (the same language we use in our Video Game Programming I and II classes and camps). Young Makers will learn to program their robots to move and to react to its surroundings using light and distance sensors.
WHO: Ages 7-14.
WHEN: Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - February 11, 18, 25, March 4
HOW MUCH: $240 - The price includes the mBot robot that participants will take home at the end of the workshop.
Video Game Programming Level 1
WHAT: Makers will utilize scratch, a coding software package developed by the engineers at MIT. They will design and program their own video games, and share their final products with each other.
WHO: Ages 7-14.
WHEN: Thursdays - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - February 23, March 2, 9, 16
HOW MUCH: $125
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