Computer Programming with the Micro:bit!

June 22–26

Half-day: 8:45–11:30 a.m.   $275

Ages 10-14

Learn to program your own pocket-size computer!

Campers will explore computer programming with J-Blocks, a drag and drop coding editor, and then progress to more formal JavaScript code editor, all while working with the micro:bit. The micro:bit is an inexpensive, pocket-size codable computer. It is a system-on-chip with 25 LED lights, two programmable buttons, a compass, and motion and temperature sensors. Since the micro:bit editors are all web-based, campers may continue to work on their projects at home during and after the class!

Campers will learn programming by building and coding a stopwatch, a thermometer, a traffic light, and a pedometer. Individuals will then select from a variety of more advanced projects.

At the conclusion of the session, each student will receive their own micro:bit kit to build fun projects for the rest of the summer! No prior experience with programming necessary!

Campers may join other MB camps in the afternoon, but must register separately.

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Busing and Extended Day

Busing and Extended Day: DUE TO THE RI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MANDATES, WE ARE NOT OFFERING BUSING  OR EXTENDED DAY FOR SUMMER 2020 Busing Available June 22 —August 7 Extended Day Available June 15 —August 7

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Director

Laurie Center

Computer Programming with the Micro:bit!

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Laurie Center

Laurie was the Director of STEM Education at Moses Brown and taught computer programming to students ranging from nursery students with the Code-a-pillar to upper school students in AP Computer Science Principles. She believes physical computing (writing code that controls physical devices) empowers youngsters to learn programming more quickly, builds their self-confidence, and captures their […]