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Intro to Arduino for Teens & Young Adults - September 2011

For Immediate Release:
July 12, 2011

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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
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Intro to Arduino for Teens & Young Adults - September 2011

Introduction to Arduino Classes for Teens & Young Adults
Saturdays, September 10, 17 and 24
9:00 am - 12 noon



Arduino is an awesome tool for physical computing. The Exploratorium is offering teens, ages 16 to young adult, a chance to learn the basics of Arduino programming. This computer software platform is the same thing that the Exploratorium exhibit developers utilize to incorporate motion in some of the exhibits built here.

It can be used to make cool interactive objects that sense input from switches, sensors and computers - then control anything from lights, motors and other mechanical output.  This beginner workshop series will be taught by well-known instructor Michael Shiloh.  Participants will need a laptop, but all other materials are provided.  For more information, call (415) 561- 0376, or email membersprograms@exploratorium.edu

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

Admission
$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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Contact Us:
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367