This two day course will teach you the basics of physical computing and how to use it in your own curriculum and makerspaces. Not only will you learn how to use microcontrollers, LEDs, sensors, and motors, each participant will take home equipment and lesson plans for use in her or his classroom. We will teach you how to package this material into anything from a two hour workshop to a semester long course.
Lunch is included the program. Laptops welcomed, but if you don’t have one we can provide you with one during the workshop. We will differentiate your workshop based on your experience level, although at its core this is a course for beginners.
This camp is taught by St. Stephen’s electronics and robotics teacher Troy Lanier. Two time winner of teacher of the year (once in middle school and once in high school), he brings experience in teaching physical computing to all ages as well as running a makerspace. You can follow his students’ work at https://www.instagram.com/sstxrobotics/ Here is a video showing his students learning physical computing and a lesson that we will cover in this workshop: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqzg3Zrncka/