Interactive Circuitry and Coding for Kids
In this hands-on class, we explore Scratch programming, using the MIT-developed programming interface to craft stories and games. Then we will use Makey Makey to invent new ways to interact with the Scratch projects using everyday objects! Our
circuitry projects will become musical instruments, video game controllers, pressure sensors, and more. Students will learn valuable 21st-century skills while engaging in these fun, creative lessons. Collaborative project challenges enhance teamwork skills and
inspire critical thinking. No prior programming experience is required.
Want to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad? Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it? In this no-experience-required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android
phones and tablets. We will also explore wireless communication by building custom Bluetooth hardware controllers and readouts for our apps. Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to
build apps of their own with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.