Activity and description:
Children participating in the programs will make their own computers using a Raspberry Pi, a touchscreen, and more. During the program, they will learn also soldering skills and be introduced to programming using Scratch, MineCraft, and Python. Instructors and volunteers will guide and support the children over course of the program. Students will take their projects home at the conclusion of the class.
This program is completely free to students who have been selected to participate in the program. The program is taught by Inspiration Labs (aka Tampa Hackerspace) and funded by Cognizant Corporation’s Making The Future program.
About Making the Future
Making the Future draws inspiration from the Maker Movement, a broad-based community that celebrates the art of designing and building really cool things, either doing it yourself (DIY) or with others (DIWO). Makers are driv en by the challenge of the projects they tackle, while also engaging in design- and project-based learning that can nurture creativity and develop proficiency in the STEM and arts disciplines (STEAM).
The Afterschool Program is the flagship Making the Future initiative, designed in conjunction with the New York Hall of Science and the Maker Education Initiative. Community-based organizations, such as child-serving organizations, libraries, and museums will run the programs nationwide.
About the Tampa Hackerspace
Inspiration Labs, operating as Tampa Hackerspace, is a local community workshop organized to teach and enable learning of technology skills by providing tools, space, equipment and classes. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, membership based institution. Operating out of a 4,000 square foot facility, we regularly hold classes and workshops which are open to both members and non-members. THS was established to create a sustainable space for learning and collaboration. We enable members and the surrounding community to explore both their creativity and curiosity.
About Cognizant Corp
Cognizant’s educational initiatives are tailored to the specific needs of our communities around the world, but the driving principle is the same: to promote learning opportunities that are widely accessible, stimulating, enriching—and fun.