If and when you do purchase this hardware, you can download code made in MakeCode with ease, and you can get ideas for hands-on maker projects right on the MakeCode webpage.And for information about TLA's Annual Conference, happening this week at the Dallas Convention Center, click here. You do not have to be a librarian or a member of TLA to visit the exhibit hall as they offer non-member event passes.
To connect with Mess during the conference, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet to her @codepioneer and @techiefactory
HAPPY CODING AND MAKING!
To get a great hands-on computing education, be sure to start at MAKECODE.COM
CIRCUIT PLAYGROUND EXPRESS by Adafruit
You can learn more about Adafruit by visiting www.adafruit.com or you can buy this board here. (Be careful not to purchase the Circuit Playground Classic as it's not able to run MakeCode.)
MICRO:BIT by BBC
You can learn more about this tiny computer by visiting www.microbit.org or you can view product resellers here.
CHIBI CLIP by Chibitronics
You can read about the evolution of Chibitronics at chibitronics.com or you can shop clips and accessories here.
GROVE ZERO by Seeed Studio
You can view tons of cool stuff by Seeed Studio on their website, or learn more about the Grove Zero here.
LIVE CAMPS WITH MAKECODE:
If you think your children would benefit from learning about programming circuit boards, opportunities abound on-site at our Tech Learning Lab in the Dallas Park Cities. We will be programming in MakeCode during our next Afterschool Lab Session, "Junior Coders & Circuit Boards," running Mondays beginning April 9, 2018. We will run the Summer Camp, "Fun with Coding for Circuit Boards," June 11 - 15 (link) and again July 23-27 (link). We will also offer this Summer Camp at The Study in Irving July 9-13 (link) and August 6-10 (link).