RKT Winter Youth Programming Camp 2017

december, 2017

26dec(dec 26)9:00 am05jan(jan 5)9:00 amRKT Winter Youth Programming Camp 2017(december 26) 9:00 am - (january 5) 4:00 pm 1450 N Watters Rd Allen, TX, 75013


December 26 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - January 5 (Friday) 4:00 pm


Radha Krishna Temple

1450 N Watters Rd Allen, TX, 75013

Event Details

Program by UTD Computer Science Education & Outreach.

Learn programming & problem solving techniques! Introduce Computer Programming to all school students in an enjoyable way and enable them to consider higher education & career in STEM fields. Learn in an enjoyable way, while having fun!

Dec 26th (Tuesday) to Dec 29th (Friday):

Grades 3rd to 5th
Session 1:  9 am to Noon:  Scratch
Session 2:  1 pm to 4 pm:  LittleBits

Grades 6th and up:
Session 1:  9 am to Noon:  Alice
Session 2:  1 pm to 4 pm:  MIT App Inventor

Animations using MIT Scratch

MIT Scratch provides a graphical drag-and- drop interface to learn programming & logic without worrying about syntax errors. Students will learn to do 2D animations of objects, create cool drawings, make a character sing a tune, develop an interactive game and even narrate a story with images! Upon completing Scratch, students will be able to design & implement simple computer
games on their own.

LittleBits Circuit design

LittleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower you to invent anything, from your own remote-controlled car, to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets, no soldering, no wiring and no programming needed. Click here to see more details.

Animation & Games using Alice

Alice uses drag and drop programming, which means there is no room for syntax errors! You can convert your idea to code quickly and see it in action! You can code 3D animations or games with ease. Alice comes with a powerful graphics library that minimizes coding effort. Visit utdallas.edu/~jeyv/alice to preview the content.

Mobile Apps using MIT App Inventor

You have a great idea for mobile app, but do not know how to program in Java/Objective C? No worries. MIT App Inventor enables you to use drag-and-drop programming to put your creative ideas to work and make Android apps. It will be helpful to bring an Android phone to test your apps. While the drag-and-drop mechanism is easy to get used to, you will come across lots of components that need to come together to make a complex mobile application. We encourage Elementary and middle school students to complete Alice camp first.

Jan 2nd (Tuesday) to 5th (Friday)

Grades 3rd to 5th
Session 1:  9 am to Noon:  micro::bit
Session 2:  1 pm to 4 pm:  MacKey MacKey circuits

Grades 6th and up:
Session 1:  9 am to Noon:  GameMaker
Session 2:  1 pm to 4 pm:   JavaScript

Lighting up with MICRO:BIT!

This fusion camp uses a little device called BBC micro:bit – it was designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. It has 25 red LED lights that can flash messages & two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. It can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. It comes with multiple code editors – we will start off with Block based programming & show the path to use the programming languages like JavaScript & Python using various interesting projects.

Circuits using MaKey MaKey kit

Circuits with MaKey MaKey kit uses a kit that lets you turn anything into a controller. No technical expertise is needed, letting your imagination run wild while you quickly prototype ideas and interactions. It’s basically a simplified Arduino processor that enables alternative ways for several inputs on your computer like mouse click, space, left-right-up-down keys, etc. through interesting objects like human body, vegetables, anything wet, pencil lead and almost anything that conducts electricity. We will be working “fun” projects every day! View the gallery of MaKey MaKey based projects @ makeymakey.com/gallery.

Introductory GameMaker

This camp is all about Game development! You do not need to have programming background to attend this workshop. We will useGameMaker software in this camp. GameMaker enables us to assemble the building blocks and develop professional quality games quickly! After the campers get comfortable with the building blocks & drag-and-drop programming, scripting will be introduced to show a glimpse of advanced level capabilities of GameMaker.


Session 1:  $140/week
Session 2:  $140/week
Session 1 & 2 (all day):  $225/week


Radha Krishna Temple

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