Hack Space just hosted 2 more workshops! One in Tulita and the other in Norman Wells. We had the pleasure of teaming up with Mackenzie Mountain School and Chief Albert Wright School to put on a week long workshop with over 70 students attending!
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Hay River Centennial Library
Feb. 17-24th, 2017
3:30 – 5:00 pm (with additional evening sessions TBD)
HackSpace NT and The Hay River Centennial Library are joining forces to present a free drop-in workshop exhibiting new STEM based education tools. The goals of HackSpace NT are to create essential skills for young Northerners as citizens of an increasingly digital world. Developing digital communication skills allows individuals to share their insights and ideas in cross-curricular activities and learn about digital literacy and its application to the modern workforce.
A workshop series giving Northern youth a chance to gain practical experience in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields.
Through this WAMP Program, youth will be given the chance to work with Kano Kit Raspberry Pi computers, a popular and simple computer interface that teaches the basics of toy-hacking and coding. Participants will also get to learn with the “Little Bits” and toy hacking programs, which will give them a foundation for creating, using, and customizing technology. Programs like these have a far reach in terms of creating a comfortable understanding in users, and can inspire a life long passion and dedication to the STEM fields.
Kano: This program for youth teaches the construction of Kano Kit Raspberry Pi Computers and ‘Scratch’ game programming software. Focusing on educating youth on the foundations of digital/video game design, specifically as a means of storytelling through digital gaming and animation,Instructors will lead these workshops using a variety of digital tools, including software called Scratch, to teach youth.
Littlebits: DIY electronics where participants explore by inventing devices using supplied electronic building blocks. By combining hands on projects with online lessons and examples, we hope to tap into kids’ innate curiosity by getting them to build with their hands, at the same time as they interact with quizzes that ensure they understand the workings behind the project, to teach youth.
Toy Hacking: Soldering and circuit bending old toys to familiarize youth with the basics of how circuitry works. Salvaged electronics, toys and instruments will be dismantled and re-appropriated into new devices. At the end of the workshop participants will be able to leave with their own custom Toys, Objects or Musical Instruments and a basic understanding behind the function of everyday electronics through guided, hands on exploration.
3D printing / Modeling: Model building and scanning physical objects to recreate them with 3D printing technology. Participants will learn how to model an object in a 3d program such as blender. These skills are transferable to many uses including prototyping and video game development.
Please note these are our first sessions, other sessions will follow so stay tuned for other dates in other communities.