|Are you ready to MAKE?|
Hacker's Haven is a place for kids, teenagers, and parents to gather and work with electronics. There are people there who can explain how to make circuits, how to use the electronics, and how they work. This is a space for kids to get together, play and invent on their own and with each other, in an environment that encourages hands on learning and development.
When we walked in, we found large tables set up featuring Legos, Arduinos, Makey Makey kits, Squishy Circuits and Snap Circuits. I had thought these were going to be separately featured in upcoming sessions. As it turns out, you and your kids will get to play with these things every week!
My daughter really loved playing with the snap circuits and the arduinos. It is really cool that there is a place for kids to get a chance to work with real robots, and real circuitry! Snap circuits are a great introduction for connecting circuits, making connections, and making things work. It wasn't long before the kids were launching these fans high up to the ceiling, and were squealing in delight!
|They're playing Minecraft, while using playdoh circuits as the controllers.|
How cool is that?!
I have a feeling that we'll be making a lot of friends along the way. I know Kat has already begun! I am very excited about this opportunity for kids in Phoenix to get in there, get creative, and MAKE!
Who: Kids (and parents)! Ages 7-18
What: Hackers Haven - a FREE maker space for kids!
Where: Burton Barr Central Library (McDowell and Central)
|Electronics, engineering, and robotics. Hackers Haven is AWESOME!|