Weeknight Classes

Our weeknight classes, offered during the school year, give kids a project-focused environment where they can steadily build their skills over the course of several weeks. We welcome beginners and students who want to continue improving their knowledgebase. For ages 8–12.

NOTE: We will not be offering weeknight classes in Fall 2022.

Class Topics

Handheld Arcade I – $150

Class Prerequisite: Participation in a coding class before (of any type).

Learn to code your own arcade-style games! In the Handheld Arcade Coding class, students will code and design games using a combination of block-based coding and JavaScript. Projects are easily tested in the online simulator, or downloaded to the pocket-sided GameGo controller to play in your hands.

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micro:bit Robotics – $150

Remote controlled robot toys can be fun, but what if you could code your own instructions for a robot? Try the micro:bit Robotics class, and get started with Microsoft MakeCode, micro:bit and the Maqueen, a small but mighty robot.

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Minecraft I – $150

Ever wanted to tweak your inventory, create games like you’ve played in servers, or customize your Minecraft experience? Learn to code modifications to Minecraft with an online modding program and Java coding elements. Build your programming skills and dip your toes into game design as we create and test mini-games in our Minecraft I class.

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Coding Artificial Intelligence – $150

Class Prerequisite: Participation in a coding class before (of any type)

We find artificial intelligence in almost every aspect of modern technology, from voice commands to facial recognition to recommendations for the next video to watch or an item to purchase online. Learn to program a machine learning system and add it to your coding projects and games. Create programs to recognize images, answer voice commands, and have a conversation with you.

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3D Printing – $150

Learn how to use a computer to design and modify 3D designs and artwork with Tinkercad, a beginner CAD (computer-aided design) website.  Over the five weeks, students will work on various design challenges focusing on developing their skills, as well as their own projects to be 3D printed on our 3D printers. The best part – we will have lots of time to improve designs and reprint as we go!

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LEGO Robotics – $150

Fun, silly, and LEGO-based robotics challenges will engage students as we learn and about the LEGO Mindstorms robot and programming language. Learn to make observations, improve your robot designs, and practice the engineering design process,

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Scratch Online Games – $150

Begin learning to make your own online games in Scratch (Ms Johanna’s favorite programming language!). A racing game, a maze of obstacles, a platform-jumper, and a RPG-style adventure are just a few of the games we will create in this class.

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Minecraft II – $150

Class Prerequisite: Completed either Minecraft I Class or Minecraft Modding summer camp.

Excited for more Minecraft Modding? Register for Minecraft II to continue learning Java coding for Minecraft,  and learn to create more advanced games. Learners will build on earlier skills, creating more complex Minecraft games and developing code for more interesting game play.

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micro:bit Maker – $150

The micro:bit is a teeny, tiny computer that is easy to program and connect to sensors, motors, and other electronic components. Learn to use the micro:bit to make DIY Makerspace projects like wearable tech, digital pets, upcycled electric guitars, and custom game controllers.

Handheld Arcade II – $150

Class Prerequisite: Handheld Arcade I class or Handheld Arcade Summer Camp

Build your game design skills in Handheld Arcade II. Add levels to your games, create more complex code using functions, and improve your game look with animations. Create a Runner-style game (like the No Internet Dinosaur of Google Chrome), learn to launch projectiles and attack enemies, and how to plan out the steps to make a game of your own.

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