With demand for computer science skills on the rise, the need to learn basic coding and computer science concepts is an important tool for students. The Space154 MakerSpace lab, located in Walsh Library, held its first Maker Friday event of the semester with a crash course in coding. The session explored how to code and create a gaming system using a Raspberry Pi computer.
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that costs only $35, plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. This computer is accessible to people of all ages to learn how to build a computer and start exploring computer programming using languages like Scratch and Python. This mini computer can do everything from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
Spring 2019 MakerSpace events include hologram selfie videos, 3D printed Easter eggs, Pirate catapult launcher challenge, mini golf with remote controlled robots, and more.
To sign up for a MakerSpace event, register at www.shu.edu/MakerFriday
Space154 is a collaborative place where faculty, students, and the Seton Hall community can come to participate in a variety of experiences. Part learning space, part digital creation space, and part discovery lab, it is a dedicated space on the ground floor of Walsh Library with flexible and café-style workspaces for teams or single users. It features technologies including a 3D printer and Autodesk software, Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits, and text mining/analysis software.
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