San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Build a Love-o-Meter for Valentine's Day! This is class for girls ages 9-13 taught by women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and is hosted by Hack Manhattan.
Students will first learn basic concepts of circuitry and programming and get hands-on experience with components including switches and LEDs.
They'll move on to building and programming their very own Love-o-Meter (a popular project from the Arduino Starter Kit) that illuminates LEDs based on body temperature.
Topics we’ll cover:
- What’s the Arduino?
- Components of Circuits
- Switch & Light Circuit Hands-on Demo
- Simple Programming Concepts
- Class Project: Building & Programming the Love-o-Meter
All students must bring a laptop (and laptop power cord) to class that runs either Mac or Windows.
- Mac users: Please confirm you are running Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) or later before class and upgrade if necessary.
- Windows users: Parents please make sure your child has administrator privileges prior to class in order to install the necessary software. You may instead provide this to instructors at the start of class if desired.
Class fee includes an Arduino Uno & all components (valued at $50) used in the class project to take home and continue to explore. Information on resources for future projects and lessons will be provided.
Class is designed for girls ages 9-13. Instructor time is donated. Since materials are ordered for each student, we do NOT provide reimbursements if a student is unable to attend after registering.
Margaret Spring has worked in product management and software development for more than a decade. Her professional work has focused on tools for marketing clients and consumers to leverage complex data analysis in accessible and intuitive ways. Personal interests have focused on projects incorporating metal smithing, home furnishing design, circuitry, and stained glass. Initial work with Arduino was been to build robot cars; future plans incorporate pulling online data to trigger ambient information display in home furnishings. She graduated with a Masters in Information Management & Systems from the Information School at University of California, Berkeley and received her Bachelors degree from Northwestern University in Political Science and International Studies.
Heather Wolf is a former circus bass player that transitioned back into the “real world” by getting into software development. She created Shake a Snack for iOS, which was named a “Top Diet and Fitness App” by Health magazine and CNN.com. She has worked as an Application Architect for the U.S. Navy where she managed a portal development team and enforced software security measures. Heather holds an M.S. in Information Science from UNC Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Computer Science Software Engineering from University of West Florida.
When & Where
Hack Manhattan is a non-profit cooperative space in Lower Manhattan dedicated to technology, science, and art.