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cHURCH OF MONIKA: Global Makeathon
Mar 29, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm| Free
Join us for bagels and BitBots as the KOKO Open Source staff hosts a Global Makeathon as part of a worldwide celebration of innovation, creativity, and experimentation!
You’ve seen littleBits ads all over the subway and what kids can make using littleBits in our BitBots program – now experience a class for yourself!
KOKO Open Source staff will guide you through what littleBits does, how our BitBots workshops are created, and what benefits BitBots offers for our local community. Then, we will host a short workshop where you can create littleBits inventions of your own and “make something that does something.”
BitBots is a STEAM initiative that invites students to innovate, prototype, program, design, and incorporate new technology with recycled materials to “make something that does something.” BitBots uses littleBits (an electronic module toy that can be used to create elaborate circuits) and Arduino (an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to use hardware and software). BitBots constructions foster an interest in engineering, invention, sustainability and visual arts. By combining art and technology, we encourage inventiveness in participants while teaching valuable lessons on creative problem solving and engineering. We use both found and technological materials to teach lessons on the practical and cultural possibilities of innovation.