Calendar of Events at CMoA

Jan
29
Sat
Backspace Does Not Erase: Learn How Typewriters Lead Us to the Computer Age
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Backspace Does Not Erase: Learn How Typewriters Lead Us to the Computer Age

Want to try out a vintage typewriter and get a sense of what keyboards were like before computer keyboards? Can you type on a manual typewriter faster than you can tap out a message on your device? Experience how the keyboards felt and sounded before the machine was ever connected to electricity. See if you can identify some common keys on keyboards of today that were not on earlier models. Visit Computer Museum of America on Saturday, January 29th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.

Feb
5
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Want to try your hand on an IBM punch card machine? Punched cards were widely used through much of the 20th century in the data processing industry, where specialized and increasingly complex unit record machines, organized into semiautomatic data processing systems, used punched cards for data input, output, and storage. Critical record keeping was done on punch cards across many industries and dropping a stack of cards was a disaster. Come learn more about how this machine was used and punch your own souvenir card to take home during the demo from 2-4PM!

Feb
18
Fri
Special Tech Tales: Storytime for Young Explorers
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Special Tech Tales: Storytime for Young Explorers

Special Tech Tales: Storytime for Young Explorers

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Kids out of school on Friday for the long weekend? Come join us at the Computer Museum of America in Roswell, during Roswell Roots and Black History Month, as we celebrate the contributions of four extraordinary African American women. “Hidden Figures” tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden and how they persevered and overcame obstacles as women and as women of color who helped send man to the moon in 1969. There will be an activity ideal for children aged 5 to 10 following the reading and before and/or afterward, families are invited to explore the museum and its Apollo 11 exhibit featuring memorabilia and an almost lifesize lunar lander replica.

Free with museum admission.

 

 

Feb
19
Sat
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo

Stop by CMoA today and meet Aibo, a companion robot dog with advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Between 1-3PM, a Museum volunteer will demonstrate Aibo’s tricks and ability to follow commands. Learn more about AI including its history, where it is used today, and where it is going in the future.

 

Mar
5
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Want to try your hand on an IBM punch card machine? Punched cards were widely used through much of the 20th century in the data processing industry, where specialized and increasingly complex unit record machines, organized into semiautomatic data processing systems, used punched cards for data input, output, and storage. Critical record keeping was done on punch cards across many industries and dropping a stack of cards was a disaster. Come learn more about how this machine was used and punch your own souvenir card to take home during the demo from 2-4PM!

Jun
6
Mon
Full STEAM Ahead! Summer Camp
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – Jun 10 @ 3:30 pm

Camp Name: Full STEAM Ahead!
Camp Week: June 6-10
Suggested Grades: 5 and up / Ages 9-13
Duration: Full Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-3:30PM
Cost: $500

This camp is for students who want to explore all aspects of technology. Students will learn about coding, engineering, robotics, and multimedia. Topics include coding & designing your own game, 2D animation, rocket building and launching, bridge building and construction challenges, robot adventures and more will fill your camper’s day like no other. All activities are project-based hands-on learning experiences.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Full STEAM Ahead!

Jun
13
Mon
Robotics Code, Build & Challenge Summer Camp
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 11:30 am

Camp Name: Robotics Code, Build & Challenge
Camp Week: June 13-17
Suggested Grades: 4 and up / Ages 8-12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-11:30AM
Cost $250

This Robotics camp targets the beginner. No prior robotics or programming knowledge is required. Campers work on Mindstorm EV3 robots and learn to build and code the robot. Students will be able to build and program robots to engage in various challenges such as robot obstacle courses, mazes, exciting matches, and more. Children will learn the principles of building and programming while also learning how to work with motors and sensors with precision and control.

**All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

***Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for Robotics Code, Build & Challenge and Game Design with Scratch 3.0 from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Robotics Code, Build & Challenge.

Game Design with Scratch 3.0 Summer Camp
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 17 @ 3:30 pm

Camp Name: Game Design with Scratch 3.0
Camp Week: June 13-17
Suggested Grades: 4 and up / Ages 8-12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1PM-3:30PM
Cost $250

Campers will create their own video game while exploring and strengthening their understanding of the foundations of coding. During the programming logic and game design workshop, campers will learn the basics of game variables, operators, creating levels, loops, and more. Students will design cars for hill climbing challenges, racetracks, and competition with other players. They will also program music for their game characters and even get them to dance!

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for Robotics Code, Build & Challenge and Game Design with Scratch 3.0 from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Game Design with Scratch 3.0.

Jun
20
Mon
Javascript Coding Challenge Summer Camp
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – Jun 24 @ 11:30 am

Camp Name: Javascript Coding Challenge
Camp Week: June 20-24
Suggested Grades: 5 and up / Ages 10-14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-11:30AM
Cost $250

JavaScript is the programming language of the web. It controls everything that happens on a website like pop-ups, animations, warnings, and autocomplete search boxes. Campers will learn how to add JavaScript code to a website and work on several projects including a calculator, multiple-choice quiz program, and a 2D game. This camp is a perfect introduction to web development, game design, and app design. By learning to code with Javascript in a simple and fun way, your child will be taking the first steps towards understanding many of today’s technologies!

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for Javascript Coding Challenge and Design & Develop your own Website from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Javascript Coding Challenge.

Design & Develop your own Website Summer Camp
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 3:30 pm

Camp Name: Design & Develop your own Website
Camp Week: June 20-24
Suggested Grades: 5 and up / Ages 10-14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1PM-3:30PM
Cost $250

Whether you are a student or an entrepreneur, website design is a useful skill to develop because it is the backbone of every single business in the world to communicate to customers. Campers will learn about graphic user interface (GUI), basic principles of brand design, and most importantly, how to use HTML / CSS to make a responsive web page design. Help your camper unleash their creativity and inner entrepreneur by encouraging independent thinking and problem solving while gaining a life skill in today’s world.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for Javascript Coding Challenge and Design & Develop your own Website from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Design & Develop your own Website.

Jun
27
Mon
Minecraft Architecture/ Civil Engineering Summer Camp
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 11:30 am

Camp Name: Minecraft Architecture/ Civil Engineering
Camp Week: June 27-July1
Suggested Grades: 4 and up / Ages 8+
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-11:30AM
Cost $250

Learn civil and architectural engineering through the popular game of Minecraft. Campers will construct houses, bridges, ships, floating islands, and rollercoasters of the highest quality while applying the principles of physics and the effects of nature to those structures. This camp is more than a game! Future engineers will create a landscape with objects, working elevators, railroad tracks, and more.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for Minecraft Architecture/ Civil Engineering and Roblox – Space Challenge from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Minecraft Architecture/ Civil Engineering.

Roblox – Space Challenge Summer Camp
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 3:30 pm

Camp Name: Roblox – Space Challenge
Camp Week: June 27-July1
Suggested Grades: 4 and up / Ages 8+
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1PM-3:30PM
Cost $250

Every child should have exposure to the basics of computer science and what better way to do it than through making games! Your camper will learn to create amazing Galactic adventures using the programming language “Lua”. They will also learn to use features such as a selection tools, zooming, grid-snapping, and flood fill in order to craft worlds made up of actors, gadgets, and spaceships.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for Minecraft Architecture/ Civil Engineering and Roblox – Space Challenge from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Roblox – Space Challenge.

Jul
11
Mon
Make & Take Home Your Own Desktop PC Summer Camp
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 15 @ 3:30 pm

Camp Name: Make & Take Home Your Own Desktop PC
Camp Week: July 11-15
Suggested Grades: 5 and up / Ages 10+
Duration: Full Day Camp (M-F) 9:00AM -3:30PM
Cost $800

Create your own computer from scratch and take it home with you! In this super fun camp, students learn to design and assemble a fully functioning computer with all the necessary electronic components including a monitor, CPU, keyboard, mouse, and cables. Campers will learn to program, install, and customize the computer in addition to learning how to care and maintain the machine in future.

Minimum Desktop Configuration provided in website description.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Make & Take Home Your Own Desktop PC.

Jul
18
Mon
Build & Code Self Driving Vehicles Summer Camp
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 11:30 am

Camp Name: Build & Code Self Driving Vehicles
Camp Week: July 18-22
Suggested Grades: 5 and up / Ages 10+
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-11:30AM
Cost $250

Keeping pace with a technology driven world, we’ve developed a hands-on blended learning experience that’s fun, rewarding, and challenging. Campers will learn to build smart self-driving vehicles and smart vehicles from start to finish! Learning design concepts, along with mechanical engineering, they will create unique vehicle designs including the addition of sensors, obstacle avoidance, line and light following and more. Campers will come to understand the concepts of physics such as momentum, acceleration, drag, etc.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for Build & Code Self Driving Vehicles and Python Programming & Game Design from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Build & Code Self Driving Vehicles.

Python Programming & Game Design Summer Camp
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 3:30 pm

Camp Name: Python Programming & Game Design
Camp Week: July 18-22
Suggested Grades: 5 and up / Ages 10+
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1PM-3:30PM
Cost $250

We’re not talking about a big snake! Python is a widely used high level, powerful, programming language that is used by professionals in the industry. Campers will create a multiplayer live coding strategy game during this week. They will learn Python while defeating trolls, ogres, and other enemies. Campers will learn to code their character, build game strategy, and how to input different settings to make their python game programming more challenging and fun! Students will learn concepts like programming logic, indentations, methods, expressions, control flow, and more with this project-based camp!

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for Build & Code Self Driving Vehicles and Python Programming & Game Design from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Python Programming & Game Design.

Jul
25
Mon
3D coding – Learn to Design & Code 3D Characters! Summer Camp
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – Jul 29 @ 11:30 am

Camp Name: 3D coding – Learn to Design & Code 3D Characters!
Camp Week: July 25-29
Suggested Grades: 4 and up / Ages 8+
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-11:30AM
Cost $250

This camp offers the perfect combination of art and technology. For those with creative mindsets, the possibilities are endless. Campers will discover 3D modeling with simple to use instructions and tools. Students can let their imaginations soar to new levels by learning to code while producing their own 3D models.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for 3D coding – Learn to Design & Code 3D Characters! and Robot Battles from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for 3D coding – Learn to Design & Code 3D Characters!

Robot Battles Summer Camp
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 3:30 pm

Camp Name: Robot Battles
Camp Week: July 25-29
Suggested Grades: 4 and up / Ages 8+
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1PM-3:30PM
Cost $250

Bursting with robot combat excitement, this camp is perfect for beginners. No prior robotics or programming knowledge is required. Your camper’s robot, which they build and program themselves, will engage in various battle challenges and exciting matches. Students create bigger, stronger, and faster robots designed to fight in the combat arena. Through these hands-on activities, campers learn the principles of building and programming to be successful in their missions.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

**Before and After extended care available for full day campers registered for 3D coding – Learn to Design & Code 3D Characters! and Robot Battles from 8:00AM- 5:00PM for an additional cost of $100/ week.

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2022 summer camps.

Register for Robot Battles.

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