Upcoming events

    • 01/08/2019
    • 02/26/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Altoona Public Library, 700 8th Street SW, Altoona IA
    • 15

    In this Scratch class, students age nine or above extend basic computer science principles and coding skills while programming computers with CS First and Scratch. Each class consists of eight, 60-minute weekly sessions where students are presented computer science principles, complete unplugged activities and learn basic video game coding concepts through hands-on projects. The eight different game design projects students will create include:

    • Gaming Story
    • Racing Game
    • Maze Game
    • Platform Game
    • Escape Game
    • Launcher Game
    • Quest Game
    • Cave Surfing Game

    Prerequisites

    • Youth ages 9 to 12
    • Experience with keyboard and mouse
    • Completed online registration form through Altoona Public Library

    CS First is a program of Google and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
    Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is available for free at scratch.mit.edu

    • 01/23/2019
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines IA
    • 30

    While many of us cringe at the thought of self-driving cars, the reality of robots is upon us. From applications in agriculture and manufacturing to health care, military and public safety, robots are used in many industries and the applications aren’t slowing down. There is no question the next generation will be a big part of the ongoing growth of robotics!

    Ready Set Robot is an enrichment experience for youth age seven and up to freely explore and learn about robotics. At this fun, hands-on workshop, students receive a brief overview of robotics and then spend time working in small groups to program age-appropriate robots in a safe and supportive environment. 

    No prior experience is needed but familiarity with a computer keyboard and mouse is helpful for programming most of the robots. Parents, we encourage you to enjoy this learning experience with younger students. Registration required.

    Register online via the West Des Moines Public Library's event system.

    • 04/24/2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Altoona Public Library, 700 8th St SW, Altoona Iowa

    Inventing with Makey Makey

    Every now and then, volunteers from YouthCode like to drop in on Altoona Public Library's C.L.A.S.S. (Creative Library After School Squad) to share various tech-related topics and projects.

    By connecting everyday objects to computer programs, Makey Makey electronic boards enable anyone to become an inventor. At this C.L.A.S.S. session, students will collaborate in teams and use Makey Makey electronic boards to make some fun, interactive projects.

    Requirements

    • Student 6th grade and up
    • Registration through the Altoona Public Library 

Past events

12/04/2018 Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code
11/25/2018 FIRST® LEGO® League Season Showcase
11/20/2018 Teen Tech Club
11/10/2018 Advanced Scratch Coding Camp: Pen Drawing
10/23/2018 Teen Tech Club
10/22/2018 Scratch Coding Class: Music & Sound
10/22/2018 DMACC Ankeny STEM Festival
10/20/2018 Introduction to Robotics Camp: Makeblock mBot
10/06/2018 Coding Kingdom
09/29/2018 Advanced Scratch Coding Camp: User Interaction
09/26/2018 Hour of Code
09/18/2018 Teen Tech Club
09/10/2018 Coding Kingdom
08/20/2018 Coding Kingdom
08/08/2018 Hour of Code
08/07/2018 Introduction to Web Technology
07/30/2018 Advanced Scratch Coding Camp
07/30/2018 Robotics Camp: Makeblock mBot
07/23/2018 Introduction to Python Coding Camp
07/16/2018 Advanced Scratch Coding Camp
06/25/2018 Robotics Camp: LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3
06/25/2018 Introduction to Scratch Coding Camp: Music & Sound
06/18/2018 Robotics Camp: Makeblock mBot
06/16/2018 Coding Kingdom
06/11/2018 Introduction to Scratch Coding Camp: Sports
05/12/2018 Scratch Day
04/30/2018 Hour of Code
04/03/2018 Scratch Coding Class: Game Design
03/26/2018 Hour of Code
01/27/2018 Central Con
01/22/2018 Teen Scratch Coding Class: Game Design
01/16/2018 Scratch Coding Class: Music & Sound
01/11/2018 Coding Crew Homeschool Club
12/05/2017 Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code
12/05/2017 Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code
12/04/2017 Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code
11/18/2017 FIRST® LEGO® League Teams Regional Tournament
11/12/2017 FIRST® LEGO® League Teams "Dress Rehearsal"
10/23/2017 DMACC Ankeny STEM Festival
09/28/2017 Scratch Coding Class: Art
09/25/2017 Hour of Code
09/25/2017 Scratch Coding Class: Game Design
09/24/2017 Johnston Maker Day
09/15/2017 Scratch Coding Class: Music & Sound
09/12/2017 Homeschool Hour of Code
08/28/2017 Hour of Code
08/26/2017 Kid Coding (Unplugged)
07/31/2017 Computer Science Coding Camp: Python
07/31/2017 Computer Science Coding Camp: Python
07/27/2017 Maker Meetup: Strawkets
07/24/2017 Computer Science Robotics Camp
07/17/2017 Maker Monday: Kaleidoscopes
07/17/2017 Computer Science Coding Camp: Scratch Music & Sound
07/11/2017 Hour of Code
07/10/2017 Computer Science Coding Camp: Scratch Sports
06/26/2017 Hour of Code
06/19/2017 Maker Monday: Strawkets
05/15/2017 Maker Monday: Strawkets
05/08/2017 Hour of Code
04/10/2017 Hour of Code
04/07/2017 Beginner Scratch Class: Art
04/07/2017 Intermediate Scratch Class: Sports
04/04/2017 Metro-Area STEM Fest
04/04/2017 Intermediate Scratch Class: Game Design
03/13/2017 Hour of Code
03/07/2017 Hour of Code
01/31/2017 Robotics with Finch Class
01/20/2017 Beginner Scratch Class: Music & Sound
01/20/2017 Beginner Scratch Class: Art
01/17/2017 Intermediate Scratch Class: Game Design
01/17/2017 Beginner Scratch Class: Storytelling
01/10/2017 Hour of Code
12/07/2016 Hour of Code
12/05/2016 Hour of Code
10/17/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Music & Sound
10/17/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Art
10/13/2016 Pilot Scratch Robotics Class
07/19/2016 Intermediate Scratch Class: Game Design
07/19/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Storytelling
07/18/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Storytelling
07/18/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Music & Sound
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