New TinkRWorks Classes Starting This Week!

It’s not too late! Register now for new TinkrWorks classes starting this week. Grades: 2-3 & 4-5.

Grades: 2nd-3rd graders
Dates: Thursdays; Each project 5 weeks; Project 2- 2/22-3/22; Project 3 4/5-5/3.
Time: 3:10-4:30
Cost: $150 per any 1 project, or save 5% on 2 projects for $285.
Register Online: Available online at www.tinkrworks.com or Call: 708-401-5956

Project 2: TinkRplant: During TinkRplant, children will exercise their green thumbs by combining electronics, sensors and micro-computers to build and program a plant monitoring station that will indicate the happiness (or sadness) of their plant provided by TinkRworks. Will their plant monitor display a smile when it is happy? And frown when sad? Or will it blink Oak school colors when it needs attention? Your child will decide!

Project 3: Mighty Kite: In this project, TinkRers will start with a kite that they will decorate with paint and markers. Then, they will integrate electronics onto the kite (mini computers, programmable LED lights, and sensors) and wire everything together. Finally, TinkRers will code up their creations to have their highly-visible LEDs flash different colors at different heights. What could be more fun?

Grades: 4th & 5th graders
Dates: Thursdays; Each project 5 weeks; Project 2- 2/22-3/22; Project 3 4/5-5/3.
Time: 3:10-4:30
Cost: $150 per any 1 project, or save 5% on 2 projects for $285.
Register Online: Available online at www.tinkrworks.com or Call: 708-401-5956

Project 2: TinkRlight: During this project, children will be introduced to the world of light and 3D-printing as they design parts for an operational LED flashlight (or a “TinkRlight”) that they will build and take home with them at the end of the project. Children will learn the basics of computer-aided design (CAD) by designing and 3D-printing stencils which they will use to project images from the TinkRlight they build. They then will code their lights to flash different colors at the flip of a switch. Will they project a logo of their favorite sports team or superhero or something else? They will decide!

Project 3: Weather Station: TinkRers will build a weather monitoring system using an Arduino micro-controller and a variety of sensors that allow the collection of weather data. They’ll develop the logic for this weather station by coding their electronics using a visual coding environment built by TinkRworks. TinkRers will learn to apply concepts such as sequencing, loops and conditionals to program the display to report current weather conditions and even make weather predictions!

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School Hours

AM Kindergarten - 8:30 am -11:25 am | PM Kindergarten - 12:20 pm -3:05 pm

Grades 1-5 - 8:30 am - 3:05 pm (lunch 11:25-12:15)

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