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July 18 - 29, 2022

S3: PM Half Day Fun w/ Electronics & Coding

The Athenian School • 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd. DanvilleCA  94506 Organized by The Athenian School $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.
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In this class, for beginning and experienced programmers and “digital makers”, you’ll create several fun projects combining coding with wiring up buttons, sensors and motors, while strengthening your programming skills, and being exposed to the big ideas of computer science. Projects will be guided by student choice, but possible projects include coding a light-up “Simon” memory game, engineering a Smart Thermostat to control the temperature in your home, and others! Hardware: We’ll work with several different tiny computers and microcontrollers. * The Raspberry Pi is a full-featured, but small, computer. * The Circuit Playground Express is less powerful than the Raspberry Pi, but includes many sensors and lights, and consumes less power. * The Arduino is a very popular microcontroller, with a large community creating software for it. Software: We’ll work with various software programming languages, including Python, JavaScript/TypeScript, MakeCode for Circuit Playground Express, and Tinkercad Circuits--which will allow us to try out electronics circuits in a simulator before assembling them with real components. Dave Briccetti is a highly skilled programmer and experienced computer science teacher. Watch him teach on his YouTube channel. Have a look at Dave’s Fall, 2021, class, Programming an Adventure Game to get a feel for what Dave’s classes are like. Bring your own laptop computer running macOS, Windows, or Linux, or use one provided by the school. The school will provide hardware to use during the class, and you’re welcome to bring your own hardware.

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July 18 - 29, 2022

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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The Athenian School

2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd. DanvilleCA  94506

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