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Build a Robot w/Raspberry Pi, Element 1: Introduction to Raspberry Pi (4/19 only)

Workshop Size - 15 people

Grades - 5th and up

Parents welcome to attend - Please register separately

Registration Closes - Wednesday, April 18th

Have you ever wanted to assemble your own computer? Build a robot? Program in Python? Sarah and Clark Landis of MakerLab will teach you the basics with a Raspberry Pi, a computer that will fit into the palm of your hand. Take all six workshops as a course that will teach you all the skills you need to design and build your own robot, or sign up for individual segments. 

In this one-day workshop you will be introduced to the Raspberry Pi, its background and historical context, how to set it up and connect it to a keyboard and monitor. We'll write a short program to turn an LED on and off using GPIO pins.

Clark Landis has developed derivatives trading systems for banks and other financial institutions. He has a passion for programming and pushing technical boundaries. Clark holds a MS in computer science from Columbia University, a MS in physics from Yale, and a BA in physics and math from Columbia University. Sarah Landis is the head trader of private hedge fund specializing in the volatility markets. She also is a certified yoga teacher, mom of 3 and lifelong maker.

*All materials needed during class will be provided, but if participants would like to take their creations home, they can buy components from the instructor.

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