AVNet Tech Games at UAT

Gangplank Jr will be on hand at the AVNet Tech Games at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) on April 9th.

The Avnet Tech Games (ATG) is an annual college technology competition that provides students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in school to real-world scenarios and compete for scholarships.

We will be there to demonstrate that you don’t need to wait until college to get involved with technology and robots.  First Lego League Alumni will be on hand to demonstrate their bots, build new ones and share why they enjoy Gangplank Jr events.  Gangplankers will also get to see first hand some of the competitions they will be able to compete in as they move past the First Lego League.

Come by and say hi and build a bot.

P.S. we still have room for more Gangplank Jr kids to spend time at the booth exploring the Mindstorms kit.  This would be a great opportunity to get back into the swing of things after the break from FLL.

Gangplank Jr Invades Desert Code Camp 2011.1 (Mindstorms, Scratch, Small Basic, Kodu & Electronics)

On April 2nd from 8am – 5pm at Chandler/Gilbert Community College will be Desert Code Camp 2011.1.  This is the third Desert Code Camp that Gangplank Jr will have a track.  In fact, this time there will be 2 Gangplank Jr tracks.  That’s right with the help of Lynn Langit, Roy Van De Water, Michael Christenson II, and Adam Mokan we will have our biggest showing yet.

There are 3 sessions for Lego Mindstorms, 2 Scratch sessions, an electronics session and several SmallBasic and Kodu Workshops.  With this many options any technical minded child should be able to find something to peak their interest.  Check out the track details on the Desert Code Camp Site.

Looking forward to seeing you all there for a great day of programming, bot building and collaboration.