Let’s Get Analog! – Breadboarding 101 with Living Computer Museum (FP92)
Friday, March 6 1:15 pm–3:05 pm
WCC - 3A
Join Living Computers: Museum + Labs for a fun, hands-on dive into the basics of circuits and logic! Using a common prototyping tool called a breadboard, you’ll learn how to bring electrical engineering and hardware design into your middle or high school classroom, all in the context of historical computers and video games!. Our educators will show you how to build series and parallel circuits, construct logic gates, and even wire up breadboards to microcontrollers like Arduino or Micro:bit. Leave with all the skills and pro tips you need to immediately begin teaching with breadboards in your school or makerspace.
|Focus Area:||Coding, CTE, CTO/IT Specialists, Makerspace, Robotics, STEM/STEAM|
Nina Arens, Living Computers: Museum + Labs
Nina Arens oversees the education department at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, home to the world’s largest collection of fully restored and operational vintage computers in Seattle, WA. Founded in 2012 by Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen, Living Computers provides hands-on learning experiences in computer science and history to over 8,000 K-12 students annually. In her current role, Nina supports communities and districts across the Puget Sound, often acting as the liaison between edtech, industry, teachers, and families.
Steve Bonomo, Living Computers: Museum + Labs
Steve Bonomo is the Field Trips Manager at Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle, WA. In his current role, Steve leads the development of hands-on computer science curricula for K-12 students throughout Puget Sound, leveraging the world’s largest collection of historic operating computers.
Jennifer Fox, FoxBot Industries
Jennifer Fox is an engineer, a maker, and an educator. After dabbling in dark matter (B.S., Physics, Occidental College), Fox settled into engineering (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UCLA) with a blend of inventing and education, leading her to found FoxBot Industries in mid-2015. Fox’s work through FoxBot Industries has been featured by SparkFun Electronics, Adafruit Industries, Make: Media, Living Computers: Museum + Labs, Instructables, HackaDay, IEEE, and the Pacific Science Center