3D Puzzles @ PHA

We held another laser-cut 3D puzzle build with puzzles from Robotime, this time with 3rd graders at The Parke House Academy. The students built the ROWOOD series sharks, sea turtles and sea horse puzzles. For the first session, the students worked in pairs to build a single puzzle, then they swapped places to build another…

ROBOTIME Donation

We would like to thank ROBOTIME for their generous donation of 3D wooden puzzles and miniature dollhouses to be used in upcoming activities! ROBOTIME manufactures creative light wood 3D laser-cut puzzles and other products for all ages. They produce various lines of products with different themes: animals, vehicles, timepieces, dollhouses, etc. We have used the…

UCF Camp Connect

We had the pleasure of working w/ UCF Camp Connect this summer. Every year UCF hosts various STEM related camps, workshops, and activities for K-12 students. From their website: “Camp Connect is a week-long day camp that introduces students to a variety of engineering disciplines such as Electrical, Computer, Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Environmental, Construction,…

STEM Night @ OSS

Last night we participated in Orlando Science School Elementary‘s “Family Technology Night.” This time we brought along an IR sensing teddy bear. The kids (and parents) really enjoyed seeing how cool/hot they were – and learning about different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. We presented the following exhibits: IR camera connected to Raspberry Pi 3…

STEM Night @ PHA

We joined The Parke House Academy for their STEM night this year. They had LEGOs, a human-powered snowcone maker, Code-a-Pillars, plastic bottle boats, an IR camera, block-coding, etc. We presented the following exhibits: IR camera connected to Raspberry Pi 3 Kano Pixel Kit w/ various custom programs CSFirst block coding Lightbot simple electronics circuits (button…

Ginger Leigh @ OSS

Local digital artist and musician, Ginger Leigh, spoke with the Girls in Coding Club (GCC) at Orlando Science School Elementary today. She presented some of her projects that she did for the Orlando Science Center, and presented an instrument with minimal coding in Processing.

Math Education Game Released

Cacti Council volunteer and Full Sail University student Pablo Bernal-Alarcon, together with a team of artists and subject matter experts, developed an educational math game for kids called The Adventures of Ana & Sebastian. A full credit list of contributors is available in game. The game centers around two protagonists, Ana & Sebastian, who travel…

Help w/ Unity Games

Full Sail University student volunteers Brennan Rodriguez, Matt Moody, and David Crane help students at Winter Park High School with their Unity 3D projects, under the guidance of technology teacher Kent Wenger. Brennan and Matt also prepared various slide presentations and tutorials, and demoed them to students. After the presentations they walked around and answered…

Halloween Pixel Pumpkin

One of our 5th grade Parke House Academy students, Diego, made us a pixelized pumpkin for Halloweeen this year, on our Kano Pixel Kit. Diego has been programming with Google CS-First, which uses Scratch underneath. Kano’s programming IDE uses a very similar block-based interface, so the skills transfer!