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December 11 – micro:bit Virtual Workshop

"Digital Deck the Halls" Friday, December 11th, 2020, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Digitize and customize your holiday decorations with the micro:bit and two winter-themed circuit boards. Learn how to program the lights on the tree to twinkle and use the snowflake speaker to play your favorite tune. $35 Workshop +supplies/$51 Workshop + supplies + micro:bit for ages 9 and up Register Here
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December 4 – 3D Printing Virtual Workshop

"My Snowfamily" Friday, December 4th, 2020, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Build your family to look like Snow-people in this 3D Printing workshop. Learn to use the alignment and duplication tools to make your snow family look picture-perfect. $40 for ages 9 and up Register Here
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November 20 – micro:bit Virtual Workshop

"Hungry Hungry Dot" Friday, November 20th, 2020 5:00 - 7:00 PM Make the micro:bit into a tiny, handheld game with Hungry Hungry Dot. The Dot will move around the display when you tilt the micro:bit. When the Dot touches food you gain a point! How fast can you move the Dot to eat all of the food? $25 Workshop/$36 Workshop+micro:bit for ages 9 and up Register Here
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Minecraft II Afterschool Class

This class builds on what students learned in previous classes by creating more complex Minecraft games and developing code for more interesting game play. Age Range: Ages 10-14
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Minecraft I Afterschool Class

Introduction to Minecraft Modding, or coding changes to the basic Minecraft game using Java. Students will use a drag-and-drop version of Java to create mini-games and learn about methods and variables, conditionals and loops. Age Range: Ages 10-14
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Natural-born inventors -or- What happens when a computer creates

This week has me thinking again about some of the historical impediments to Black inventors, although in a modern context, that has very little to do with civil rights. Remember that historic rules requiring inventors to state their citizenship were...
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Black Inventors Historically Denied Rights Under Patent Law

The U.S. legal system has both helped and hindered racial justice through our history, including the Supreme Court rulings that have ranged from horrifically racist mistakes to iconic civil rights victories.  On the one hand, there's the notorious Dredd Scott decision,...
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Inventions that might make you say “What???”

Some inventions are important.  Some relate to complex technology.  Some are strange, silly, dangerous, or all three wrapped together.  Next week we'll post about a more serious side of patents.  But for this week, here are some more examples of...
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Volunteer Citizen Scientists Make BOINC Supercomputer

It's an exciting break from day-to-day emails or Web-surfing to check out BOINC and say, "Oh, look, the computer's searching for pulsars now." I am typing this on what looks like a perfectly normal laptop computer. I'm at home, comfortable;...
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Kid Inventors Use Empathy as Inspiration

Last week we wrote about a few inventions that were patented by kids.  Once you start to dig into this, it's amazing - although maybe not surprising -  how inventive kids really are.  Some are on the goofy side, like...
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What is BadgerBOTS?

BadgerBOTS Robotics Corporation is an educational organization whose mission is to inspire young people to be excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math (STEEM). See what we're all about.


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December 11 – micro:bit Virtual Workshop

“Digital Deck the Halls”
Friday, December 11th, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Digitize and customize your holiday decorations with the micro:bit and two winter-themed circuit boards. Learn how to program the lights on the tree to twinkle and use the snowflake speaker to play your favorite tune.

$35 Workshop +supplies/$51 Workshop + supplies + micro:bit for ages 9 and up

Register Here

December 4 – 3D Printing Virtual Workshop

“My Snowfamily”
Friday, December 4th, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Build your family to look like Snow-people in this 3D Printing workshop. Learn to use the alignment and duplication tools to make your snow family look picture-perfect.

$40 for ages 9 and up

Register Here

November 20 – micro:bit Virtual Workshop

“Hungry Hungry Dot”
Friday, November 20th, 2020 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Make the micro:bit into a tiny, handheld game with Hungry Hungry Dot. The Dot will move around the display when you tilt the micro:bit. When the Dot touches food you gain a point! How fast can you move the Dot to eat all of the food?

$25 Workshop/$36 Workshop+micro:bit for ages 9 and up

Register Here

Minecraft II Afterschool Class

This class builds on what students learned in previous classes by creating more complex Minecraft games and developing code for more interesting game play.

Age Range: Ages 10-14

Minecraft I Afterschool Class

Introduction to Minecraft Modding, or coding changes to the basic Minecraft game using Java. Students will use a drag-and-drop version of Java to create mini-games and learn about methods and variables, conditionals and loops.

Age Range: Ages 10-14

NEW STEM Tools for Tomorrow camps for ages 13 and up

We are proud to present a set of three camps for ages 13 and up. Are you interested in learning Java, CAD and 3D printing, Adobe Photoshop? We have just what you are looking for. Our FRC Team 1306 created and is hosting these camps. The camps run from July 20 thru August 20 M-F […]