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Teens are invited to combine coding and construction at a Mini Hackathon on Saturday, June 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Park Grove Library.
The mini hackathon is a free, afternoon event for techies of all ability levels in grades 7 - 12. Teens who are new to coding can build and adapt pre-designed projects using Microsoft MakeCode, while experienced coders can start from scratch to build something new.
Volunteer mentors will work with each group to help brainstorm, research, and troubleshoot challenges. Projects like a ping pong ball launcher, light-up snow globe, or robotic inchworm are perfect for teens looking to learn the basics of coding. More advanced programmers can create their own unique projects by directing lights, microphones, speakers, motion and temperature sensors, and more. Want to see how it works? Check out some project examples online at makecode.adafruit.com.
Snacks will be provided throughout the afternoon. The event is open to 50 teen participants. Registration is required by June 21. For more information, visit https://www.washcolib.org/439/Teen-Hackathon.
- Saturday, June 29, 2019
- 1:00pm - 5:00pm
- Park Grove Meeting Room, Park Grove Small Meeting Room
- Park Grove Library