STEM

There's Still Time to Learn to Code with MV Code Club This Summer

July 23, 2017

MV Code Club Summer Camp

There's still time to learn to code this summer! MV Code Club has space available in many of its fun summer camps for the month of August. Kids in 1st through 10th grade can create video games, experiment with robotics, learn STEM and STEAM skills, improve math, science, and problem-solving abilities, and more! Campers don't just sit in front of a computer monitor for a week—they also participate in fun outdoor games and team-building activities. Check out their website for a full list of available camps.

Experience Maker Faire Bay Area 2017, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!

May 6, 2017

Maker Faire Bay Area

Get ready for the greatest show (and tell) on earth as Maker Faire Bay Area returns to the San Mateo Event Center. Maker Faire describes itself as “part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new!”, and it’s a family-friendly expo of invention and creativity featuring everything from technology, science, and engineering to food, art, and education. It’s a celebration of all things “Maker” that will inspire you and your family to become Makers yourselves. Maker Faire Bay Area takes place Friday through Sunday, May 19, 20, and 21, from 1 to 5 pm on Friday (preview day), 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

Cyber Garage Girls Win Big at Google Hackathon!

March 22, 2017

Congratulations to the Girls App Team at Cyber Garage, who just won the top awards for Best Design and Best New Developer at the Google Hackathon in San Francisco!

The Cyber Garage Girls are now hard at work preparing for the Technovation Challenge — an international competition to create apps that solve community problems. Way to go girls!

Battling Robots at Cyber Garage this Thursday, 4-6 pm

January 11, 2017

The Cyber Garage San Anselmo

Join us for Battling Robots this Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Cyber Garage Open House at 14 Ross Avenue in Downtown San Anselmo. Experience our laser cutter, 3D printers, wood carvers, Virtual Reality and much more! Meet some resident Makers, make something to take home, and discover the Maker in you! FREE for kids and parents.

Now Open in San Anselmo: The Cyber Garage Makerspace

January 3, 2017

The Cyber Garage San Anselmo

Are your kids going stir crazy now that the holidays are over? Try something new! Visit the Cyber Garage, a brand new non-profit community makerspace, robotics center and computer programming and game design lab for kids in Kindergarten through 12th grade who want to create, invent, tinker, and discover. Located at 14 Ross Avenue in downtown San Anselmo, this fully renovated 2,500-square-foot design and tech lab is equipped with the most advanced technology and fabrication equipment on the market today.

To celebrate their opening, Cyber Garage will be hosting open houses on Wednesday, January 4 from 10 am–1 pm and Thursday, January 5 from 2–5 pm. Stop in any time during our open house and check out our new makerspace, where you can experience laser cutting, woodworking, 3D printing, coding, robots and more. Discover the maker in you and create something amazing you can take home! The Cyber Garage open house is free for kids with parents, or $10 per hour for drop-off for kids ages 8–14.

Prepare Your Child for the Future: 5 Reasons Your Child Should Learn to Code

November 7, 2016

MV Code Club

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from MV Code Club, who offer five reasons why kids should learn to code.

  1. There are now more computing devices than people
    By learning to code, they will be able to master technology, instead of being controlled by it.
  2. Coding teaches problem solving
    Programmers use several logical techniques to solve problems. These techniques are universal and don’t change, even though technology that we use changes all the time.  

Get Creative at CEC Makerspace at South Novato Library

May 6, 2016

CEC Makerspace South Novato Library

It goes without saying that STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Math) education is a hot topic with families today. Getting kids to become "makers" working with hands-on projects is not only fun, but an important part of learning how our world today works and getting prepared for future careers. Working on STEAM activities often involves lots of expensive equipment like computers, laser cutters, soldering stations, power tools, and 3D printers, and of course a space in which to work—and that's where local maker spaces like the CEC Maker Space and Media Studio at South Novato Library come into play.

Makeblock's Starter Robot Kit is a Great Intro to Robotics and Coding

March 7, 2016

Makeblock Starter Robot Kit

One of the cool presents under the Christmas tree this year was Makeblock's Starter Robot Kit. This kit contains everything you need to assemble your own robot tank and three wheeled car. The robot has rubber tracks for all-terrain mobility, an ultrasonic sensor for object avoidance, and an infrared remote control so you can drive it around the house, backyard, or classroom. It's all built around an arduino board, which allows you to program the robot, too.

A startup based out of Shenzhen, China, Makeblock produces a variety of other robotics kits in addition to the Starter Robot, using its open-source robiotics platform. As the name implies, you can get various add-on components to extend your robot into a unique technological creation.

This Summer, Learn STEM Skills and Have a Blast with iD Tech!

March 2, 2015

iD Tech CampsMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from iD Tech summer camps.

One million STEM jobs are projected to go unfilled by the year 2020. We’re talking some of the highest-paid, most creative careers imaginable. Yet only one in ten high school students have access to computer science courses—and far fewer at the K-8 level—meaning they are missing important instruction.

But what about summer?

At iD Tech summer programs, students ages 6–18 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies, create wearable electronics, and more. Courses are taught by tech-savvy, adult-only staff in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor—guaranteed. iD Tech offers five summer camp experiences in Northern California:

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