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You Can Code!

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Productive Edge, 1 E Wacker Drive Suite 3200
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Event run by Productive Edge. In this workshop, students will use Blockly, a drag and drop language to interface with the memory of the computer. We will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential events, selection and repetition. Students will also begin to learn to code using real language with CodinGame, a free online program that allows coders at any stage to improve their coding skills by solving the World's most challenging problems, learn new…

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Harper College Camp

IDEAShop Girls in Engineering Camp

July 11 - July 15
Harper College Main Campus, 1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067 United States
$249

Event run by Harper College. Funded by a grant from the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, this week-long camp for middle-school girls, will dive into the engineering design process, career opportunities, basic 3D modeling software, 3D printing, programming, and machine learning. Students will learn to think and design like an engineer by utilizing the engineering process to design a roller coaster using pipe insulation, marbles, and objects within the room. Additional activities will include designing and printing a 3D model, creating…

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During a newsroom workshop, one girl with an iPhone films two girls holding an interview

Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling and Video Production

July 12 - July 13
Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States

Event run by Wheaton Public Library. Video is a powerful way to communicate stories through individual videos or a series of video shorts that can be used in many ways such as news stories, teach a skill, crowdfunding videos, calling people to action on an important issue, serving as a public service announcement, or simply to tell a story. Storytelling is the basis of this impactful media. In this workshop, students will learn how to construct stories and learn techniques…

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Two teen girls seated side-by-side use tools to build their robotics

IDEAShop Arduino Programming Camp

July 18 - July 22
Harper College Main Campus, 1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067 United States
$249

Event run by Harper College. Funded by a grant from the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, this exciting Arduino Programming Camp puts the tools and technology into the hands of middle school girls. The students will learn programming, basic electronics, and engineering using the Arduino microcontroller. During the week-long day camp, students will build an obstacle avoiding robot controlled by an Arduino microcontroller. Students will learn about product design careers in the electronics industry. The final day will be a demo…

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