Ages: 8+ (7 year olds are also welcome to take this camp if they show a strong desire/interest). Instruction will be tailored to the individual child's ability. We can make it as easy or as challenging as necessary.
Dates/Time: June 25th - June 29th (10:00-12:00)
Notes: You must be enrolled in Camp Blue Sky @ LeafSpring School at Three Chopt to participate. Please contact LeafSpring School to sign up for this specialty camp.
Piper is a kit that allows children to exercise their critical thinking skills to build their own computer. The kit comes with no instructions so the ability to read is not a pre-requisite! After building the Piper units, children will learn about Minecraft and circuitry and will build their own gaming console.
After building the computer, the students will then play a custom version of Minecraft called Piper Universe. Piper Universe will teach kids about electrical circuits and breadboards. There are also future plans to teach coding using the Piper unit.
Children will learn the following concepts:
What is Raspberry Pi?
Debugging Process/Critical Thinking Skills
What is Minecraft? What isPiper Universe?
Basic Functions in Minecraft (Info block, crafting table, placing blocks, breaking blocks, and scrolling your mouse)
Once the Piper Units are built, there will also be an option for children to learn how to create and code their own electronic games.