TechGirlz: Programming Edison Robots
Sponsored by TechGirlz
Are you a middle school girl interested in technology? Are you looking to learn more about coding and computer programming or building your own digital apps? These are some of the things that you can explore in TechGirlz workshops. See all upcoming TechGirlz workshops »
TechGirlz is a program of CompTIA Spark, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and social impact arm of CompTIA, that inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. TechGirlz is accomplishing its mission through the creation of free, fun, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students. Workshop curriculum is shared for free with companies, organizations, schools, and community groups so they can inspire girls around the world with technology. Their vision is to create a world where girls have a lifelong passion and confidence in their use of technology throughout their careers.
Curious about robots? Meet Edison, a LEGO compatible robot that is fun and easy to program. These robots are inexpensive and can be coded with Code Blocks, Scratch, or Python. In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn about robots, explore Edison and program it using EdScratch to avoid obstacles or follow a line. Students can also take on challenges with their new programming skills!
For girls in grades 5-8.
The Creative Studio is located on the third floor of the Main library.
Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending this program.