Since so many of my patrons love astronomy, astronauts and space in general, I love to customize my programs for World Space Week. This year I drafted a list of computer programming challenges for my Coding Club. Featuring space themes, these activities are all self-led tutorials. I’ve included projects for all ages and experience levels.
Years ago when I taught with the Kaleidoscope Cooperative for Science and Math, we investigated fractals. As part of that study, we explored Sierpinski’s Triangle, a fractal in which equilateral triangle shapes are removed according to a specific set of rules, forming a repeating pattern. I wanted to extend the 2D version we made in class…
Use the Adafruit NeoTrellis M4 to control your computer and interact with a Scratch 16-Beat Sequencer. Have fun mixing your own beats and remixing the Scratch code.
Join me at these events to learn more about the book, pick up a copy, and try some projects!
May is the American Library Association Mystery Month, so I decided to feature some fantastic children’s mystery books as part of my Maker Monday activities. For each book, I created a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) building challenges. Participants each got a bag filled with specific building materials, commonplace items you’d find at a library, to complete the challenge.
Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share!