Brunswick Hackerspace Newsletter

June 2016
CS4ALL!  PI-Top CEED! Brunswick Community Picnic!


Future CS4ALL Groups

We will be running another CS4ALL group at some point this fall/winter.  If you have friends who you think would be interested in this program please encourage them to sign up for this newsletter.


CS4ALL Pilot Program 

The Pilot Program Has Launched!

Our first session of our first group of CS4ALL participants happened last Sunday.  Thank you to all of the participants, parents and volunteers who came together to make our very first session a success!

Session One At-Home Challenges

Each CS4ALL session will have accompanying at-home challenges.  Here are the ones for Session One.  Please take the time to complete these even if you couldn't make it to the session.

CS4ALL parents please review the Parent’s Survival Guide and verify that you and your child can access Slack.

CS4ALL participants please review the Participant’s Survival Guide. Additionally, please work with your parent and sign up for a Kano World account. Remember to bring your username and password to future meetings!

This information is also available on the Session One page 

CS4ALL Schedule Changes 

You spoke and we listened!  At the request of many parents we have decided to make a few adjustments the session schedule.  Existing sessions will still be on the first Sunday of each month.  New alternate sessions have been added to the fourth Sunday of each month.  Additionally, session length has been reduced to two hours and will be from 2pm-4pm.  As always you can get the latest schedule details on our Events page.

Our Next Session is July 3rd @ 2pm.  Don't forget your passports! See you there!

 Pi-Top CEED

The bad news is that they grey computers have not arrived yet.  The good news is that the green ones have arrived!  I have another inquiry out to our sales representative regarding the precise arrival date of the grey computers.  I will post an update on Slack and Facebook when I get a reply. 

Testing 1-2-3 

We spent some time testing out the Pi-Top CEED units...running both the Pi-Top OS (very cool) as well as the Kano OS (our OS of choice for the CS4ALL Pilot Program).   We found the hardware to be responsive, well put together and the screen is big and bright!


2016 Brunswick Community Picnic

We will have a table set up at this event. Stop by and say hi, check out a few inventions and make your own LED throwie!    Additionally, if you have some time to spare please volunteer to help make the picnic awesome.

Event Details:
Volunteer Sign-Up


The Brunswick Hackerspace is funded by generous donations from people like you. Click here to make a donation via PayPal.  As always You can find us Slack, Twitter and Facebook.