Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.
Program Dates & Times
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
More About the Program
The We Make IT program is designed to give girls an introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it can be applied to their lives and social issues in their community. The girls will build and program littleBits and Arduino projects to address important social problems in today's world. Participants will first be introduced to basic electronics by building a small bookmark project. They will then learn how to use codeBits, a littleBits product. They will program the codeBits to create sounds, movements, and animations. Participants will be able to upload code directly to the codeBits from the computer so they can see real time applications of code they have created. Lastly, participants will be introduced to Arduino. They will learn how to build a simple program to make a dancing lights project. With simple coding, the Arduino will further develop their knowledge of coding and electronics. Throughout the program, the participants will be introduced to increasingly challenging projects to build and code, and they will have the opportunity to design, create, and program their own project.
On days 1 and 2, participants will be introduced to electronics and littleBits through the codeBit, and create an Arduino project with simple coding instructions. On days 3 through 5, the participants will create their own projects that address a social issue of their choice. Along with guidance from program volunteers, the participants will design and execute their own projects that involve basic electronics, littleBits, and/or Arduino. At the end of the camp, they will have the opportunity to present their projects to other participants in the camp and discuss their social issue. They will also show their project and social application to parents and community members and receive feedback.