Programming, Circuitry, Arduino, Robotics and Bakugan

What a crazy mix!  We recently put on a Desert Code Camp Jr event as part of Gangplank Jr.  The morning started off by letting kids create their own programs using the Scratch programming environment from MIT.  Then we had a multi-bracket Bakugan tournament with some seriously cool Bakugan prizes for the top three ranked players.  During the tournament kids and adults snarfed on Pizza and got a mental break.

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After lunch the kids got to make pipe cleaner bugs.  Then the group (over 30 kids) split into two groups.  One group went to a lecture by @DocProfSky, one of their peers, who taught them about Arduino and basic electronic principles.  The other group split off to program Lego NXT Mindstorm robots.  After an hour the groups switched places.  The event ended up being better than expected and we look forward to more in the near future.

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