Posted by Adrian Walker on June 06, 2017 at 2:21 PM
On April 15th 2017, in partnership with the Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation, the Flash Technology Summit happened! The Flash Technology Summit was a day of small workshops that all centered around technology. There were three different workshops, the iYouth MultiMedia workshop lead by Community Connextionz and focused on the audio visual concepts, the STEAM America workshop which taught kids how to create web pages. The workshop personally lead by myself (Adrian McClanahan) was hands on with building printers and coding them - i.e. the Preemadonna Maker Kit.
The printer kits and the curriculum were generously provided by Pree Walia of (Preemadonna.com). The housings for the printers were 3-D printed so the kids had to assemble every part of the printer. The kids worked in teams so we were able to add a teamwork component to the workshop as well. Each group successfully assembled the printers (and some disassembled them following the previous class) and they were done correctly. We had a slight issue with the code and what I found so amazing was that I had one student skip the other two workshops to work on the code problem with me. We had over 50 kids registered for the event!
All the parents raved about how much fun and learning the kids did and that was the ultimate goal!