Technology workshop of a different kind When one hears the words “technology workshop” one might imagine workstations, cutting edge technology and a group of people of similar skill levels and objectives coming together to learn more. On Sunday, March 11th people from the Belle Haven neighborhood in Menlo Park attended a different kind of technology […]
TechyKids made a visit to Chester High School with an invitation from their Science teacher, Ms. Goldstein. Chester High school is a Title I school, and many of their students are on free or reduced lunch. After learning with the Thymio robot and TechyKids, the high school students showed high engagement and a strong interest […]
Thymio is such an easy to learn platform that even tech saavy four year olds can use a computer and program the robot, and understand what they are doing! For young kids we have awesome content and ideas to get them along the way. Here is an example of some kids using Thymio in Kindergarten […]
I had fun making this today! The inspiration is from the 10 year old in Paris who won that Fellowship with a Thymio II robot. I imported her project’s 3-D model into the new online software I’m creating with a collaborator in New Zealand to bring creativity and programming robots to all kids. I also […]
Recently I woke up to a Facebook post that went viral with 15,000 shares about a 10 year old who applied for a Paris Innovation fellowship with a project she had made with the Thymio Robot and TinkerCAD. It was an unusual application “amidst mostly computer science Phds and seasoned urban designers”, says the Founding […]
TechyKids held a community workshop at the Belle Haven that was free to participants! Kids of ages 7-11 had the opportunity to learn about robotics, technology and coding, getting hands on experience. The workshop was full with 11 signed up kids, with 5 boys and 6 girls participating. Kids enjoyed hours of learning, coding and […]
Here’s a great instructional video with the basics of programming the Thymio robot. Thymio Basic Tutorial 0:14 How to Plug in Thymio to Program and Charge 1:00 Opening Aseba Studio and Connecting Thymio 1:30 The Visual Programming Language (VPL) 2:00 If-Then Statements with VPL 2:05 How to Program the Touch Sensors 2:40 How to Delete […]
Kid’s Robot Turtle Invention, the Turtlebot 9000! Kids in Techykids.com Summer Camp at Woodland School Invent a new robot pet. They show off their presentation and demonstration of their creation.