Sunday, June 27, 2021

Summer Camps

 Registration shortcut: http://bit.ly/VT-Summer2021 


Descriptions: All camps are free and electronics equipment (and t-shirts and more) will be provided for participants to keep! Also, all camps follow the same format:
  • 9am to noon online learning and discussion (lots of breaks), 
  • noon to 1pm online presentations and discussions, and
  • Currently, all are planned as virtual camps.
 
1. AAUW Tech Trek Wearable Tech (July 12-16) - suggested ages 12-18
Co-sponsored by the Arlington Chapter of the AAUW, this camp is designed for only girls and non-binary participants.  Participants will build simple LED and servo motor circuits that are controlled by programming an Arduino microcontroller.  These skills will be applied to a creative wearable device that uses the same Arduino microcontroller and allows you to program and operate the device. 
 
2. Tech for Good with IoT / Smart Cities Technology (July 26-30)  - suggested ages 12-18
Participants will explore the foundations of Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Cities initiatives, with an emphasis on future possibilities.  Hands-on topics are largely focused on electronic microcontrollers and microprocessors, sensors, actuators, and also Bluetooth, 5G, 4G LTE, wifi and other wireless communication hardware and software components.
 
3. Urban Agricultural and Environmental Technologies with IoT (August 16-20)  - suggested ages - 14-18
Participants will identify real-world, urban agriculture and environmental challenges or problems, research and model potential solutions, and then test and redesign prototypes.  A variety of materials will be complemented with electronics monitoring, sensors and actuators addressing agricultural and environmental needs. 

 

Registration shortcut: http://bit.ly/VT-Summer2021