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Circuit Lab Camps

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We teach children about circuitry (electrical engineering) and computer programming (computer science) through creative, hands-on projects.

Our programs use innovative, leading-edge equipment and software including Arduino (, Raspberry Pi (, Sphero (, MIT App Inventor ( and Scratch ( to give kids an opportunity to learn essential modern-world skills that aren’t typically taught in school. We bring our own trained staff to class sites, as well as all necessary materials for student workstations.

App Inventors
Want to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad? Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it? In this no-experience-required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets. We will also explore wireless communication by building custom bluetooth hardware controllers and readouts for our apps. Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.
Scratch Programming
Let’s write some code! In this class, designed for computer programming beginners, we will use the Scratch programming language to create interactive stories, animations, and even custom computer games. Scratch was developed by MIT, and has a user-friendly interface that is fun and intuitive. Through their projects, participants will also develop logical thinking skills and an understanding of how computers work. No previous programming experience is necessary. At the end of the class, participants can keep copies of their programs to take home or continue developing in the online Scratch community.

SUMMER 2021 COVID POLICY - Campers and staff must wear a face mask while participating in this indoor program.

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