Hands-On Electronics (morning only option available)
Tinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming. We begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where our class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices. Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors, and programming. Each class day gives participants the chance to design a hands-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.
Want to know how the apps work on your phone or IPad? Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it? In this no-experience-required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets. Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors!
Full Day Option
You can choose to take both the morning and afternoon class. Each student MUST bring their own lunch and the kids will have an hour of supervised lunch time.
We are happy to announce that we will be running both online and in person classes this summer. Your children’s safety is and always has been our number one priority at Circuit Lab. With that being said, we will be strictly following the requirements and guidelines for child and youth serving programs released by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. The requirements include but are certainly not limited to small class sizes, carefully sanitizing all materials in between use, monitoring temperatures each morning, wearing masks, and maintaining social distancing. Our staff will be required to strictly follow a list of COVID-19 procedures as well. In order to ensure the safety of our staff and students, there are a few things that we need you to do. Below is a list of the new state requirements that are in place, in order to make sure your child has a fun and safe summer!
-Check in with the instructor(s) each morning at drop-off regarding the status of your child. We will also be taking students’ temperatures during this drop-off time.
-Read the provided information on COVID-19.
-Make sure that your local recreation department (or other local group that you registered for class with) has your child’s immunization records and that your child is up to date on the current DHP’s recommended vaccination schedules. If your child has a chronic illness, you need to provide an individualized health care plan on file as well.
-Self-screen yourself and your child before coming to the program. Self-screening includes checking temperatures, checking for symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms, abdominal pain, unexplained rash, new loss of taste/smell, muscle aches, or any other cold/flu-like symptoms.
-Provide written attestations daily regarding any household contacts with COVID-19, symptoms, or medication given to lower fever.
-Provide your child with a sufficient supply of clean masks/face coverings.
-Wear a face covering during student drop-off and any time you are on the premises of the program.
-Report any potential symptoms and/or COVID-19 contact to the instructor immediately.
-If any child or class instructor tests positive for COVID-19, that class will immediately end. We look forward to safely teaching your child this summer!
-Under phase 2 guidelines masks will be required if the participants cannot maintain social distance (6 ft apart)