Attend SLIME – Students of Long Island Maker Expo

Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum

When: May 20, 2017 from 10am – 3pm

Cost: $7

  • Drones
  • Robotics
  • ​Makerspaces
  • Design Thinking
  • Star Wars reenactors
  • Yoga
  • 3D Printing
  • Origami
  • Coding
  • Video game design
  • Breakout EDU
  • Growth mindset
  • Education companies
  • Publishing companies
  • Local artists

and over 60 interactive exhibits, demonstrations, panels, and workshops. 

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Coding with Finch Robots

finchThe Finch is a new robot for computer science education. Its design is the result of a four year study at Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE lab.

The Finch is designed to support an engaging introduction to the art of programming. It has support for over a dozen programming languages and environments, including several environments appropriate for students as young as eight years old.

The Finch was designed to allow students to write richly interactive programs. On-board features include:

  • Light, temperature, and obstacle sensors
  • Accelerometers
  • Motors
  • Buzzer
  • Full-color beak LED
  • Pen mount for drawing capability
  • Plugs into USB port – no batteries required

The Finch is manufactured under license from Carnegie Mellon University.

R.E.V. – Robotic Enhanced Vehicles

Intelligent cars that are built for battle. You control one car using your smart device, while the other is controlled by a friend or a virtual driver that seeks you out. Why limit yourself to a racetrack? REVs think, fight for themselves, and are equipped with a proprietary indoor GPS system. REVs are hardwired to outwit, outplay and outlast YOU, their human opponents. Square off against your REV opponent in multiple game modes like Chase and Evade and Capture the Flag, but be careful… intelligence can be a dangerous!  Learn more

Invention starts here: Create, play, remix and share with littleBits electronic building blocks

littleBits, is an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. Through littleBits, creator Ayah Bdeir has created a powerful global community of current and future makers. The Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is the ultimate invention toolbox. Motors, wheels, lights, switches, servos, buzzers, even the tools to build a remote control – snap it all together to spark creativity and fun. Want to invent a remote control racecar? Do it. Create an automatic bubble blowing device? Go for it! Make a wireless doorbell, a bumper ball game, even a mischief machine to scare the pants off friends and family. Learn more

Cubelets Electronic Blocks Teach Kids Basic Robotics

CubeletsTiny Robots. Big Lessons. Discover how you can inspire a love of learning in your kids with these innovative, tiny robots. Cubelets are robot blocks that combine to build thousands of thought-provoking robots. They’re a fast and easy way to inspire kids, as young as four, to become better thinkers!

Win an Ozobot, the Fun Programmable Robot (worth up to $135)

Ozobot is an educational toy for a new generation. Empower your child to embrace the future and become a maker of technology, not just a user. Computer science is child’s play as adventures, games and codes become as easy as laughter, when your child connects with their own power of creation. Imagine the possibilities as your child gains confidence, mastering STEM learning and robotics, making them one step ahead of the curve in school and in life.

From 2/24 – 2/28, one winner will be randomly chosen each day to win an Ozobot Starter Pack. One grand prize winner will be chosen on Leap Day! The grand prize includes an Ozobot Bit Dual Pack, Ozobot Washable Markers, and an Ozobot Construction Series Accessory Kit (retail value: $135). Enter the contest here.

Cubetto helps kids learn, play, and create with technology

Primo is a toy to help your child to learn programming, even before they learn how to read. It is made up of three main elements: a robot called Cubetto, an interface for input of instructions, and instruction blocks which delivers instructions of how the robot should moveLearn more