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OC Fair Imaginology - STEM / TECH Workshops APR 21 - 23, 2017

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Raspberry Pi 1 hour before event starts $10.00 $1.54
Arduino 1 hour before event starts $10.00 $1.54
Android Dev. 1 hour before event starts $10.00 $1.54
iOS Dev. 1 hour before event starts $10.00 $1.54
Build and Play Robotics 1 hour before event starts Free $0.00
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STEM / TECH Workshops at miniMAKEathon 2017

So, you are not ready for the 3-day miniMAKEathon, yet! Never tried coding, Never built any apps, and Never touched an Arduino board, or a Raspberry Pi? How about you try one or more of these quick introductory workshops and explore what you like the most? FInd out how hackers and makers become innvators! Each workshop is about an hour and 10 minute long and it steps you through areal world mini project. Open to 7th grade and above.

So What Workshops are Available to attend?

Raspberry Pi

It uses Raspberry PI hardare and Python language. Raspberry Pi is a small but powerful computer designed to help your child understand and explore the almost-magical world of computing. This workshop will have 2 sections. One introductory level where students will learn about RGB LEDs and how to control them using a Potentiometer. The other section is an Advance level where students will create a push button LED game. Open to 7th grade and above.

Example of our Arduino and Raspberry Pi Workshop

Arduino 

The Arduino is a microcontroller; a small computer that has a single function. Microcontrollers run everyday items like toaster ovens, electronic toys and MP3 players. An Arduino can be programmed to monitor sensors and watch for inputs like temperature, pressure, light, voltage or a button or switch. It can also be programmed to control switches, relays, motors and other outputs. Students will build a small home alarm system which consists of an Ultrasonic Sensor, buzzer, button and LEDs. The small home alarm system will detect nearby objects and respond according to their distance. if somethign gets too close, the alarm will sound and you need to push the button to reset the alarm. Open to 7th grade and above.

Android App Development

The Android workshop will let students create an application that will simulate a countdown for new year. Students will learn how to utilize Android Studio interface and experience xml based styling. The workshop will require students to bring a laptop. Either Mac or Windows PC is OK installed with Android Studio. Pre-requisite experience Students should have basic understanding of Java. Open to 7th grade and above.

iOS App Development 

The iOS workshop will let students to make an application that allows them to take pictures and create a profile of a person. Students will learn how to utilize iOS interface designer, storyboards, layouts, constraints, how to perform segues, and take pictures and access the photo gallery. The workshop will require students to have a Mac, either a standard Macbook, Macbook air or Macbook pro with Xcode 8+ installed and with Swift 3.0. Students should have some basic understanding of how to program in a language such as Python, C/C++, Java or Swift. Open to 7th grade and above.

Build and Play Robotics

Build a QuickBot using LEGO Mindstorms components and compete in friendly SumoBot scrimmage. Open to 2nd grade and above. Walk-in Welcome. No pre-registration required.

Kids playing and Building fun Robots

Date: April 21 - 23, 2017

Workshop Agenda:

  • April 21st, 2017  Friday, 10 am to 2 pm
    • 10.00-11.20: First miniMAKEathon Workshop
    • 11.20-12.40: 2nd miniMAKEathon Workshop
    • 12.40-2.00: Last miniMAKEathon Workshop
  • April 22nd, 2017  Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
    • 10.30-11.50: First miniMAKEathon Workshop
    • 11.50-1.10: 2nd miniMAKEathon Workshop
    • 2.00-3.20: 3rd miniMAKEathon Workshop
    • 3.20-4.40: Last miniMAKEathon Workshop
  • April 23rd, 2017  Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm
    • 10.30-11.50: First miniMAKEathon Workshop
    • 11.50-1.10: Last miniMAKEathon Workshop

 For more info go to: miniMAKEathon.org.

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88 Fair Dr
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa Building
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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OCKidsFIRST, a 501(C)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization (Tax ID: 27-2585579) supporting STEM education through hands-on learning experience. Workshops at miniMAKEathon introduces K - 12 students to STEM and helps them explore, build, create and discover their interest through hands-on projects.

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OC Fair Imaginology - STEM / TECH Workshops APR 21 - 23, 2017
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