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9/29/13 Interactive Computing with Scratch and PicoBoards

Time: 1pm - 4pm
Open to Girl Scouts: 4th - 8th Grade
Max:60 (paired with 2 girls per computer)
Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 1456
Workers: Madeleyne (Leader), Brooke, Alexandra, Nicholas, Corey, and Louis

Girl Scouts: Interactive Computing with Scratch and PicoBoards

Create a pickle that plays music. See how fast you react when you hear a sound. Create your own game controller. Scratch is free software that you can use to create 2-D animations, games, art, music and more. PicoBoards add the ability to connect Scratch to the real world through a light sensor, sound sensor, slider, and resistance sensors.

Directions to the Klaus Building can be found here: Please park in the State Street Parking lot which is $2.00 per hour. You can find direction to the parking lot here:

See for the detailed workshop description.


Activities and Materials: Laptops, mice and chargers, Pico Boards (1 per 2 girls) mats and PicoBoard reference

Musical Pickles: Pickels, wipes, wooden dowels, wax paper, paper clips, a knife to cut the pickles with (cut in half in width)
Reaction game: aluminum foil, rubber bands, tape
Drum kit:bottle caps, pencils, thumbtacks

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