Our 6-week program at the Trinity Park Housing Complex has come to an end. Thanks to all the kids and parents who took part!
Each kids build and programmed their own robot – and got to take it home. Over the next several weeks, ,they will experiment with the code and we’ll meet again, to see who can make their robots do the coolest things.
I really enjoyed this bunch. They attacked each new challenge – and are looking or more to conquer. The greatest part about the class was when they uploaded code to the Arduino “brain” of their robot – and the wheels started turning. It’s always magic to the person who sees it for the first time – and these kids were no different. Their excitement only grew as they began to understand how the code works … and they began to add their own unique twist.
The whole idea of this was to give the kids something constructive to do on Friday night – and to provide an educational opportunity they don’t have in school.
We had such a great time, that we are looking to make this a regular Friday night event. Rippowam Labs covered the cost of this latest class, but we probably couildn’t continue on a go-forward basis. If anyone has any ideas for funding sources, let me know.