Classroom Antics is adding invention components from Makey Makey to our Computer Programming camp this summer. The entire curriculum has been refreshed and enhanced to include new electrical engineering concepts and hacks. We are accomplishing this using software programming in Scratch and hardware tools from Makey Makey. This tech camp really lets kids get creative with coding. As a result, we named it Creative Coders.
What is Makey Makey, besides a funny name?
Have you ever looked at a banana and thought, “I can make that into a piano?” How about turning four buckets of water into a Super Mario Bros. controller or a Dance Dance Revolution pad? Well, with a Makey Makey board now, you can do that and so much more. The Makey Makey board takes coding off the screen and into everyday objects. We are very excited to see what kids’ imaginations and these new invention components will combine to create this summer during computer programming camp.
Makey Makey is a “simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between.” It allows everyday objects to become electronic devices, which become game controllers, musical instruments, and anything else the maker can imagine.
Invention Driven Learning with Makey Makey
This class is different from any other Computer Programming camp we have ever offered. Although students learn the elements of Scratch software and the principles of coding, they can now integrate it with the inventing components. Consequently, coding is no longer limited to what you see on the screen. Its only limitation will be your child’s imagination.
We will use computer science principles, electrical engineering concepts, and household items to create programs and contraptions during camp. Students will use problem-solving skills to edit their own computer programs and create new devices. We will provide everything students need to start “hacking” the world around them.
Program Fee for Coding Camp
This program’s cost is $199-$249, depending on if the program is offered during a 4-day or 5-day week of camp. If a holiday is observed during camp, the curriculum is condensed to accommodate the shortened week.
Enroll today as space is limited. Register and save your child a seat at camp. Our registration system shows real-time availability in each program. Contact us if you have any questions.