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CoderDojo – Intro to Physical Computing on the Raspberry Pi

July 28 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

We have guest speakers coming from Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia who will be leading an activity on programming Raspberry Pi computers. This activity is for elementary, middle school and high school students. We have limited space and a limited number of Raspberry Pis, so please sign up.

Join Rockville’s own branch of the international CoderDojo computer coding clubs for two hours of programming with kids and teens using Scratch, Twine, Raspberry Pi and more. Everyone will have a chance to demo their projects at the end of the meeting.

If you’re a high school student, feel free to bring a project that you’ve been working on or give a short intro to a technology that you’ve been using. We always can use mentors, so if you’re a software engineer, electronics guru or you just want to help kids learn how to code, contact us about helping out at our meetings.

If you have a laptop, please bring it to the meeting. If not, we have computers that you can use. We recommend that first time attendees show up a few minutes early so that mentors can help get you setup.

Important: Ages 7 to 17 are welcome, but children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult for the entire meeting. Bringing a friend or two is fine, but please, no large groups.

Parking: If you’re not familiar with Rockville Town Square, please familiarize yourself with the parking options at http://rockvilleparking.com/. The library validates parking for 2 hours if you use the city lots. Since our meetings are slightly longer than 2 hours, you’ll have to pay a couple dollars. Another option is to use street parking or the 11 N Washington St lot which are both free.

Metro: If you are coming by metro, exit the station to the left and take the pedestrian bridge over Rockville Pike. Walk straight for block after the bridge and make a right to get to town square.

Details

Date:
July 28
Time:
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Rockville-RSC-Makerspace/events/vbmbcryzkblc/

Organizer

Rockville RSC Makerspace
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Rockville-RSC-Makerspace/

Venue

Rockville Memorial Library
Rockville Town Square Plaza
Rockville, MD 20850 US
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Phone:
240-777-0140