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Physical Computing for Everyone

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with code. I want to learn, but figuring out how all the pieces make a whole is difficult. Imagining how to implement it in everyday life is murky.

So, code can be difficult to see. That’s why we have Scratch a visual programming language and online community designed for kids (but fun for anyone).

But, even when you see how it connects, it can be difficult to imagine the practical applications. Enter micro:bit, a tiny programmable computer that helps bridge creativity on the screen and the physical world.

We are offering a series of coding workshops using Scratch and micro:bit. They will focus on everything from making silly musical instruments, DIY games, to automating your house. No experience necessary!

Tuesday 3/27, 6:00pm, Ages 12-18, Sandhills
Thursday 3/29, 6:30pm, Adults, Main
Friday 3/30, 3:00pm, Ages 6-8, Main
Saturday 3/31, 11:00am, Ages 9-12, Main
Saturday 3/31, 3:00pm, Ages 12-18, Main
Friday 4/6, 3:30pm, Ages 9-12, Blythewood

These workshops are part of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX), a Knight Foundation-funded grant project to build collaborations between the MIT Media Lab researchers and public libraries across the US.


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Amazon Says: Introduces the basic principles of coding. Learn how to give instructions and turn instructions into code. Figure out how to debug code, solve problems and use algorithms. less...
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