And a lot of colorful birds, singing their tropical songs.
But inside the building, something great was happening.
Kids between 13 and 16 came from schools around the state, together with their teachers, to learn how to build stuff with electronics.
Martin, Anderson and I had the honor of running the workshops.
When we first met them, we asked:
“Does anyone here have any experience with electronics or programming from before?”
Nobody raised their hands.
We went on to teach some basics of electronics, Arduino programming, how to use the Intel Galileo board, and how to find resources online to build more cool things.
After two intense days, the kids were building things like meteorological stations, color changing lamps, and robots!
For example, check out this light-following robot that one group built:
You can also check out a video of it here.
One of the coolest thing about the workshop was when they managed to blink a light for the first time:
They got so excited!
Then they started asking questions about how to add another LED, how to blink faster +++
Just the way I felt when I managed to blink a light for the first time.
If you want to learn to build electronics, you should check out Ohmify. You’ll learn to both blink lights and build robots – just like these kids.
Learn more here:
Keep on Soldering!
Oyvind @ build-electronic-circuits.com