Family Electronic Textiles Workshop / MomUp! Raising Kids Who Code at TVCOG

Tech Valley Center of Gravity exterior 2016-July

TVCOG is in the Quackenbush Building in downtown Troy.

This looks like it could be fun: The Tech Valley Center of Gravity and its THINQubator program for kids is hosting a Family Electronic Textiles Workshop this Sunday, February 4. Blurbage:

In this project based workshop Youth-Adult pairs will learn together about electronic textiles (e-textiles) working with conductive thread, sewable batteries, LEDs, and microcontrollers to make a plush monster with a glowing heart to take home. Adult participants will also gain info on where to buy parts for future projects, and get links to lessons for other e-textiles projects. No previous sewing experience is necessary. The workshop is geared to kids 8 and above, but younger ages are welcome if the accompanying adult feels the child will be able to handle this level of activity.

The workshop is from 1-4 pm. The registration fee is $55.

MomUp! Raising Kids Who Code
Also that Sunday: TVCOG has a program called "MomUp! Raising Kids Who Code" from 9-11 am. Blurbage (link added):

MomUp! is a fun, two hour interactive workshop for moms who want to help their kids navigate the world of programming, tech careers and pathways. Software is the interface through which so much of life happens: Communicating, planning, banking, research, shopping, healthcare, insurance, the DMV. If we raise our kids to be code-literate, we set them up for a future in which they can be makers, not just users, of software. Being code-literate opens doors for artists, musicians, social scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers - accountants, lawyers, doctors. Bring your laptop and get engaged with Albany Can Code to learn how to use free kid-friendly programming software, and empower yourself and your kids for this tech-saturated world we all live in. No computer experience necessary. If you do not have a laptop available for your use, please let us know, as we may be able to arrange for a loaner that will allow you to participate.

The registration fee is $15 (see the link for details about registration).

TVCOG advertises on AOA.

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