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TechStars Technology Mini Camp - 104374

TechStars Programs are...exciting, fun, team-based experiences where students become producers of technology through cutting-edge technology and hands-on projects that build 21st century skills and connect science, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts! Contracted through Computer Explorers.

STEM-LAB EXPLORERS: JR. FUNGINEERING, ROBOTICS & CODING
Two GREAT programs in one! Working in pairs, young Engineers will use LEGO® simple machine kits to learn about structures and forces, levers, wheels and axles, pulleys and gears! Next, we’ll learn about robotics build AND learn drag/drop coding to program your own robotic creations. This unique system, designed by the experts at MIT, teaches about simple machines, engineering, programming and more!

ULTIMATE CODING CAMP: PYTHON + MINECRAFT CODING
Explore TWO great platforms this week! Working with a partner, you’ll explore both object-based programming and coding as well as text-based coding in Minecraft & Python and put you on a path to your dream of becoming a Programmer & Designer!

MINECRAFT BASIC: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
Are your friends all into Minecraft but you haven’t quite figured it out? This camp is for YOU! Discover, create and learn, as TechStars grants access to a PROPRIETARY Minecraft EDU world! You and your partner will collaborate to learn essential crafting skills while searching for clues to unlock doors, complete scavenger hunts and more! You’ll get an introduction to the basics of computer networking, multidimensional objects and video game graphics. After completing this boot camp, you’ll have the basic tools to participate in more advanced Minecraft adventures!

MINECRAFT MULTIPLAYER – DESERT ISLAND SURVIVAL
Discover, create and learn, as TechStars grants access to a PROPRIETARY Minecraft EDU world you can’t get on your own! Learn fundamentals of computer networking through this Minecraft experience that also allows you and your friends to work in multiplayer mode as you mine, craft and build together to survive. Working with
a partner, use your skills to explore all the secrets the world has to offer, including a mysterious castle filled with challenges. No matter whether you are new to Minecraft or already love the program, this program is for YOU!

CLAYMATION CINEMA
Clay & animation - what a perfect combination! Working in teams, you will do it all - from story creation to making the characters & sets. Animate, record, & edit your own movies. Fantastic fun for everyone! Your clay characters will be on the run in this cool course. Write a script and shoot the video. Show it to your friends and
get ready for your Oscar nomination!

3D DESIGN & PRINTING -- NEW!!
Working with a partner and using Autodesk 123D Design and its easy-to-learn interface, learn how to design simple 3D objects, successfully prepare them for a 3D printer, and observe the 3D print process. Make something from scratch: if you can imagine it, you can create it. The best part? Students will go home with
one small 3D printed model and a copy of their 123D Design files ready to send out for printing!

ROBOTICS ADVENTURES:
Love LEGOS™? Want to build robots you can PROGRAM to make them move, sing and dance and even play a game of soccer? Engineers will work in teams to learn about robotics. You’ll build AND program your own robotic creations using the LEGO™ WeDo Robotics System & software. This unique system, designed by the
experts at MIT, teaches about simple machines, engineering, programming and more!

MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT FOR iOS & Android! – NEW!!!
Learn how to be an app developer and create your own smartphone apps. Whether it’s for an iPhone or Android you will learn the essentials of designing and programming a mobile app. Working with a partner, you’ll use AppShed, an intuitive, easy to use platform that’s perfect for first-timers and loaded with features for the more
adventurous! Learn key coding concepts and ease your way into the first steps of Java programming while having fun creating fully functioning apps! Students are encouraged to bring their own mobile devices (Android or iOS) for testing purposes later in the course – be sure to bring a USB cable with you if you do!

VIDEO GAME & PUZZLE DESIGN
Love video games? Kids can create their own games in this cool class! Choose your storyline with fairy princesses, dragons, or wild wacky aliens; add challenges and levels of difficulty, then share by email or post on the web to challenge family and friends. Kids can practice math, logic and put their video game talents to
work!

Xbox® VIDEO GAME DESIGN & CODING – NEW!!
In this amazing course, you & a partner will work together and use Xbox controllers connected to PCs to design, code and present your own unique video game! Using an amazing software called KODU, learn to add objects & scoring elements, create paths, and add multiple characters. Navigate the Xbox 360 Gamepad and build your Coding skills as you create enjoyable, fun, and challenging games to share with your family and friends! Continue mastering your programming skills at home using your own Xbox 360 controller, a PC, and the FREE software.

MINECRAFT CODING AND PROGRAMMING
The next level of our Minecraft program is here! Are you tired of having to mine the “boring” stuff? Did you know you can create and program Minecraft ROBOTS to do your mining for you? Learn how to code using the Minecraft ComputerCraft Mod and put those robots to work. Working with a partner you’ll start out programming with a graphical interface and then evolve to text-based coding as you learn to program with Lua. Soon you’ll be able to focus on mining what YOU want!

CSI SUPER SLEUTH DETECTIVES
Sherlock Holmes meets the 21 st century! Use logic, technology and forensic science to solve mysteries. Work in teams to conduct field investigations and lab analysis. We’ll use fingerprinting, tire tread patterns and much more. No blood, no gore…but excitement galore!

CODING WITH PYTHON
Learn one of the key programming languages used by professional developers - Python. Working with a partner, we’ll guide you through the basics as you experiment with unique (and often hilarious) programs. Work on programming puzzles designed to stretch your brain and strengthen your understanding of this new language! You’ll learn about data structures like lists and maps and how to organize and reuse your code with functions

Status Add to Cart Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Price Ages    
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104374-02
Minecraft Basic and Multiplayer: Desert Island Survival
06/19/2017 -06/23/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
6-12
Unavailable
104374-04
3D Design and Printing
06/26/2017 -06/30/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
8-12
Available
104374-05
Robotics Adventures
07/10/2017 -07/14/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
6-8
Available
104374-06
Mobile APP Development for iOS & Android
07/10/2017 -07/14/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
8-12
Available
104374-07
Video Game & Puzzle Design
07/17/2017 -07/21/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
6-8
Available
104374-08
XBox Video Game Design & Coding
07/17/2017 -07/21/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
9-12
Unavailable
104374-10
STEM Camp
06/12/2017 -06/16/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$343.00/$429.00
6-8
Available
104374-11
Minecraft Basics: The Adventure Begins
07/24/2017 -07/28/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
6-8
Available
104374-12
Minecraft Coding & Programming
07/24/2017 -07/28/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
8-12
Available
104374-13
CSI Super Sleuth
07/31/2017 -08/04/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
6-8
Available
104374-14
Coding with Python
07/31/2017 -08/04/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
8-12
Available
104374-15
Robotics Adventures
08/07/2017 -08/11/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
6-8
Available
104374-16
3D Design and Printing
08/07/2017 -08/11/2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Hunt Club Comm Ctr
$171.00/$214.00
8-12

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