LASER-TEC Hosts Game Programming Boot Camp for Students 12-17

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Students participate in an Arduino summer camp on the main campus of Indian River State College in Fort Pierce. (Molly Bartels/IRSC)

Students ages 12 to 17 have the unique and unparalleled opportunity to learn about game programming at the upcoming Coding with Arduino Boot Camp hosted by LASER-TEC at Indian River State College (IRSC). The Arduino Boot Camp starts March 27 and occurs weekly through May 15.

 Arduino Boot Camp students will journey into a world where C++ and Java collide. Under the guidance of educators who are well-versed in electronics, programming and inquiry-based education, students will learn to develop electronic circuits to control software. They can look forward to activities such as turning retro games into real-life functioning models; replicating theme songs from retro games; producing a virtual Etch-A-Sketch; creating a rotating SONAR device that resembles technology used on submarines; forming an electronic circuit that senses and reproduces color; and designing a game similar to the classic arcade game, Arkanoid.

 The Coding with Arduino Boot Camp takes place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from March 27 through May 15 in the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. Cost for the Boot Camp is $225 and includes a customized, complimentary kit valued at $100, which participants take home.

 For more information or for registration visit laser-tec.org, call 772-462-7179, or email info@laser-tec.org.

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