Sentry Gun Robot

Exhibit

The Sentry Gun Robot is an Arduino controlled robot that carries a sentry gun. We aim and fire the gun from a computer, and the robot uses infrared LEDS and sensors to randomly navigate through obstacles and rooms.







Teach Kids To Code: one girl’s journey with Raspberry Pi

Presenter

Alexandra Jordan (9 years old) and her dad Richard Jordan will talk through the inexpensive setup for teaching kids to code:
Raspberry Pin- Software tools (including vim, ruby)n- $10 keyboard and mousen- household TV / old monitornnA few rigs like this and you can make a difference in your local community. Take home our lesson plan:
how computers workn- basic unix commandsn- simple text editorn- scripting in rubyn- testing coden- programming for the webnn...all while learning good habits of Pair Programming & Test Driven Development. We will set up a website for Maker Faire with lesson plan & code samples for download.







How and Why To Teach Children to Code

Presenter

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Silicon Valley billionaires, and members of the maker community are calling for children to "code.," but what does that mean? Web sites and non-profit organizations have been created based on the assumption that self-selecting kids will teach themselves. Such an approach leaves too much to chance and assures inequitable opportunity. A presenter with 30+ years of experience will explore the how, what, and why of teaching computer science to children in a developmentally appropriate fashion so they learn a lot more than just how to code. Pedagogical strategies will be shared.


Technically Beautiful

Exhibit

TECHNICALLY BEAUTIFUL
A display of unusual and visually-compelling vintage computer parts.
Hand-sized IBM chips, gold-coated HP boards, rarely-seen internal ''guts'' from pre-chip computers.


NukeCity

Exhibit

We are a group of three Jocelyn, Hector, and Erandy with a passion for engineering. We are building a miniature city using LED lights, wood, and other materials. We will program the LED lights so they can be the center of at