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Clubhouse

Clubhouse

Girls and non-binary individuals learn to code and build electronics in a fun, collaborative setting. The Clubhouse meets for three hours on Saturdays from 9-12.

 

Children receive age and skill appropriate coding and electronics instruction, get hands-on time to develop their own creative projects and receive a lesson in “digital wellness” to promote responsible choices on computing devices.

This fall, Boolean Girl’s Saturday morning STEM clubhouse will combine coding with creativity and engineering. We will be using Microsoft’s block programming language, MakeCode, and the micro:bit, a mini-computer that comes complete with inputs, outputs, sensors, and radio communication features. Each clubhouse is designed to introduce the micro:bit to our newcomers and challenge those with prior Micro:bit experience. At each Clubhouse, we will build a standalone project based on a particular theme: music, carnival ride, gears at Phoenix bikes, and mechanical gadgets. Girls can sign up for one session or all four.

Oct 8 - Music on micro:bit

This clubhouse is designed to introduce Boolean Girls to the micro:bit and express their creativity through sound. Driven by their own ideas and passions participants will create instruments of their own design that make music or at least noise!

Oct 15 - Build a Carnival Ride

For this clubhouse, Boolean Girls will explore mechanical systems that include programming and motors. Using legos, motors, and Micro:bits we will create carnival rides that move, spin, and roll. 

Oct 29 - Gears at Phoenix Bikes

This week we are teaming up with Phoenix Bikes to continue our exploration of mechanical systems. We will meet at Phoenix Bikes and learn about bike mechanics, specifically gears. This clubhouse will also include a tour of the bike shop and an opportunity to learn more about Phoenix Bike’s programs.

Nov 5 - Mechanical Gadgets

For our final fall Clubhouse, we will challenge each Boolean Girl to work with a team (or on her own) to code and build a mechanical gadget. This could be something that makes music, drives a car, or blows bubbles, it is up to the creativity of each participant!  Even if this is the first clubhouse you attend this fall, come and join a team as they invent something new.

Clubhouse During COVID

Girls love our Clubhouse, because it’s a collaborative, welcoming place to get hands-on coding instruction and unleash your creativity. We are excited to reopen the club house in-person!

To stay safe the following rules apply:

1) We will check temperatures on arrival, please don’t come too clubhouse if you are not feeling well. We will gladly refund your fee.

2) You must be vaccinated.

3) We have large classrooms and we practice social distancing.

4) All participants will wear a mask.