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code4youth Computer Science

Learning computer science is easy, and it’s never too early to start!

By usilogong hands-on games and activities, we gently introduce the concepts of Computer Science (aka “Writing Code”) to students of Elementary/Middle school

Montrose Makerspace volunteers will be hosting self-paced Computer Science courses for students in Elementary and Middle School this summer, guiding students through the code.org CodeStudio curriculum.

(Sorry, June courses are full. Please check back soon for our next course offering.)

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  • When: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm (June 8th-30th)
  • Where: Proximity Space – 210 E Main ST in Montrose
  • Who: Students ages 6-12
  • What: Students will create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. By the end of this course, students create their very own custom game or story that they can share.logo_science
  • Required:
    • This course is for students who can read (all levels).
    • No programming or computer experience is required.
    • A laptop or tablet device is required.

Sorry, enrollment has closed. Please check back soon for our next offering

  • Cost:
    • $55/ all sessions (8 total)
    • $20/ weekly (2 sessions)
    • $15/ Daily Drop-in

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Tech Petting Zoo – Montrose Library Kids

Montrose Library District hosted a Tech Petting Zoo in the Margaret H. Gill Children’s room, and we brought some of our favorite “Animals” to share!

The event was a huge hit, over 111 kids and parents showed up to ask questions and learn about new technology and tools that can be used for cool projects at home.

Nathan, Geoff, Chuck and Andrew had so much fun, we might have to do this again real soon!

 

Joystick-controlled lego magnet arm!

Remote Controlled Robot Arm
Remote Controlled Robot Arm
Building electronic circuits by stacking components.
Building electronic circuits by stacking components.

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Inspiring young minds at PJP2 Academy

Montrose Makerspace is all about inspiration and “outside-the-box” thinking and we love every chance to see that wide-eyed excitement on anyone’s face when ideas start flooding in!

Bringing our experience and our tools into the classroom is our favorite way to maximize this excitement. By partnering with schools and volunteers, we’re hoping to see this idea-igniting spark spread like wildfire!

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3D-Printing our future – at Maslow Academy

Last Friday, Chuck brought his “Taz” 3d Printer to school again…10841861_587374144730107_4356021095059698893_o

This time we joined the students in Primary and Intermediate classes at Maslow Academy of Applied Learning in Montrose.

Chuck showed the students what a 3d model looks like, and explained the process of turning it into a solid object, using G code instructions for the printer.

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Chuck explained how the g-code instructions tell each motor where to move within a coordinate plane. By moving to the right place at the right time, the printer can “draw with plastic,” one layer at a time.

Maslow students took turns examining lots of 3d-printed objects and learning how they were created.

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They also watched the Taz build an Octopus right before their eyes!

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Then Chuck showed the students how 3d printing is already changing our world….

3d printed car!
3d printed car!
3d printed prosthetic hand
3d printed prosthetic hand
3d printed house!
3d printed house!
3d printed custom cast
3d printed custom cast
3d Printed PIZZA!
3d Printed PIZZA!

Most importantly – and our favorite part – Chuck asked the students what they would make if they had a 3d Printer….

“Barbie Dream House with Pets”

“A full meal with lots of Dessert!”… “A cake!”

“A race car!”

“A whole universe!”

“A castle that I could live in!”

At the end of the class, each student received a 3d-printed octopus of their very own to take home and show to their family and friends.

The students had so many questions that Chuck even stayed to eat lunch at school so he could hear what these eager minds were going to create with this new inspiration!

Check out the Maslow facebook page or homepage for more information about the school.