jsantiago

Apr 072011
 

MIT’s Scratch is a visual, block-based programming language that enables everyone, especially young people, to create sophisticated and interactive computer programs without having to know a syntax, text-based language.  Scratch users can create games, visualizations, animations, and music.   In this 3 hour class you will learn how to write Scratch Programs and also how to control them with an Arduino board using S4A (Scratch 4 Arduino).  This class is ideal for teachers and for parents who wish to teach physical computing to students ages 8 and up. No prior programming experience or knowledge of Scratch is necessary.   You must bring a laptop in order to take the class.   Please bring an Arduino, a breadboard, and sensors if you have them.  If you don’t, you may purchase an Arduino and breadboard/sensor kit from us.

Purchase a ticket here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1478336745

For more info, contact Jon Santiago: jsantiago@htink.org

[* Note: NYCR has a policy that all class participants must be aged 18 or older]

Aug 182010
 

Re-Farm the City is an open-source hardware initiative aimed at creating low-cost tools for urban farming. I’ve been volunteering for Eyebeam resident Hernani Dias, who is here from Spain spreading the gospel of low-cost open-source urban farming tools.

Re-Farm the City will be hosting a two part workshop series @ NYC Resistor this weekend, Aug. 21, Aug. 22 from 12pm to 4pm.  The goal of the workshop is to give an introduction to Re-Farm’s open source tools and to have people build their own mobile urban farms. This includes soldering all the boards needed to control and monitor an urban farm and testing out different watering systems.  There will be a $50 lab fee to cover cost of the electronics and other materials. Only a basic understanding of electronics is necessary.

Click here to register on Eventbrite for the workshop!