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Edumaker's Lab (January) : Getting on with Microbit

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313 W. Winton Ave.

Meaning Maker Studio (sublevel)

Hayward, CA 94544

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Microbit is sweeping the maker and computer science education worlds, but have you had a chance to get to know its features and many uses? Come get your feet wet with the Microbit and learn how others are using this versatile and easy-to-use platform and build your first project following tutorials or your own imagination:

With the Microbit you can:

  • Create games and interactive coding projects

  • Connect sensors and actuators

  • Learn about physical computing the easy way

  • Program using a variety of languages, including blocks

  • Conduct scientific experiments

  • Make music

  • Learn

  • Engineer solutions to everyday problems

Experience and understand why so many companies and organizations like PLTW, Code.org, Microsoft and the BBC are building curriculum, activities and lessons around the Microbit.

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The Edumaker’s Lab is a monthly series (formerly known as the Open Making Hours) where teachers students and the general education community can come and experience maker practices centered around one demo, tool, or resource, with hands-on activities and challenges designed for all ages. The Lab will take place the first Wednesday of each month from 3pm to 6pm, and will be open ended so participants can arrive at any time, preferably before 5pm, and still engage with the day’s topic, ask questions, and learn in a collaborative environment.

Upcoming Edumaker events:

October 3: Circuit playground! Create and use simple circuits with paper, cardboard and a few other components

November 7: 3D Modeling and coding with Tinkercad Codeblocks

December: No event due to Hour of Code 12/6/18

January 9 (2nd Monday): Getting on with Microbit

February 6: Making with MESH

March 6: Lego Engineering

April 3: Arduino Arcade

May 1: Break to Make


Please visit our Eventbrite page for more details on registering for any of these (and other events).

If you have questions or suggestions, contact fnieto@acoe.org or call 510-670-7751

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Meaning Maker Studio (sublevel)

Hayward, CA 94544

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