Internet of Things (IOT) Starter Lab
Try the most innovative STEM and tech camp in the Palo Alto and Silicon Valley area. The all-inclusive, full day camp includes snacks, lunch, and before/after care. Sparkiverse creates a healthy STEM environment where campers move between tech, science, art, and sports blocks throughout the day. Sessions include: Creativity & Circuits, Minecraft Imaginations: Design + Build Challenge, Minecraft Rally: Team Challenge, Retro Game Design Lab, Robot Coding Starter Lab, Internet of Things (IOT) Starter Lab, Internet of Things (IOT) Imagination Lab, Animal Adventures, and Bioforensics + DNA Explorations Lab.
Internet of tHings (IOT) Starter Lab
About THis CAMP
We're Taking the Mystery out of the internet of things by having our campers create with it!
One thing we’ve confirmed at Sparkiverse is that girls and boys both love hands-on exploration. It’s something they don’t get enough of in school - and it’s a critical part of the learning process. There's so much "talk" about the Internet of Things. This session is designed to help students learn what IOT means by using their hands and imaginations.
Our IOT Starter Lab features SAM Labs: The Internet Connected Electronics Kit to harness and power this creativity. Straight from KickStarter, SAM Labs combines bluetooth-enabled circuits with drag-and-drop programming - enabling campers to build just about anything and connect it to the Internet.
In this IOT Starter Lab, campers learn:
Principles of coding via drag-and-drop programming
Fundamentals of circuits with dozens of components for building and exploration
How to harness the IOT and connect their projects to Internet data
Sneak Peek Inside ThE week
- IOT Twitter Creature Dance: Students connect their circuit “creature” to a Sparkiverse-controlled Twitter account. When programmed words are tweeted, the contraption will dance
IOT Twitter Race: Students create a circuit “vehicle.” Tweeting of certain words power the vehicle
Lights! Camera! Actions!: Students explore using the circuit sensors and flow-based programming to explore lights, alarms, and automated “photo booths”
Who will Love This CAMP?
Campers who have big imaginations and like to build
Campers who hear about the "IOT" and want to know what that means
Campers who want to get started coding
- Campers who want to learn about electricity and circuits