Build Tacoma! Family Build Night and Teen Summit Send Off Celebration

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Join the Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma for a LED Build Night, as we celebrate Jade and Alliyah’s trip to the Computer Clubhouse Network Teen Summit! Come learn how to create circuits with LED lights, and create your favorite Tacoma building, house, or neighborhood!
No experience with LED lights and circuits? No problem! Clubhouse members, staff, and volunteers will be on hand to help!

What to bring: Cardboard, glue, paper, plastic bottles, and anything you want to use to create your building. LED lights and batteries will be provided, thanks to Instructables!

**FREE and open to ALL AGES**

Jade and Alliyah are amazing Clubhouse leaders, and we want to send them off to Boston motivated to make a difference. 

More information about Teen Summit

Tacoma, July 9, 2014 – 2 youth leaders from the Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma are heading to Boston, Massachusetts, in July to join nearly 200 other young people for the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network’s 2014 Teen Summit. Youth from 18 countries including India, Jordan, Israel, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Brazil, and the United States will be in Boston from July 29th-August 3rd to explore using technology to make positive change and stand up for youth rights in issues such as education, environment, freedom & safety, health, and speech & expression.
These youth ambassadors, Jade Hicks and Alliyah Peoples, were chosen for their outstanding peer leadership and efforts to give back to their community. Jade and Alliyah, both juniors at Stadium High School, began attending the Computer Clubhouse when they were in middle school. After the sudden passing of former director, Dr. Luversa Sullivan, both girls stopped attending. Within the past year, both girls have returned, and thrived as peer mentors. Jade can usually be found in the music studio recording music or the Make It! Lab teaching LEGO robotics. Alliyah is always coming up with ideas of how to put her new found love of coding to use whether it’s creating a Seahawks animation in Scratch, or creating a 3D game in Alice.

Clubhouse on Mars

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1. So first we got a box

2.Then we cut up pieces of another box ,we use the cut up pieces and put foil over it

3.Next, we designed the box with pictures

4.Soon, we made cretures that we thought would look like on mars and people

5. Later, we put white paper on the bottom (used as the ground)

6. Finally, we used a hot glue gun to stick buildings and animals and etc.
As we were making it i thought of ow the “Tacoma clubhouse” would look like on mars.

-Malayah

Simple Light-up Hoodie

LED Hoodie

Materials needed:
Hooded sweatshirt. (We got ours from Target).

EL Tape (You can find it at Radioshack, or SparkFun).
Inverter for EL tape/wire. (We got this one from Radioshack).
Two AA batteries for the inverter.
Sew on Velcro. (We found ours at Michael’s)
Glue gun
Needle
Thread the same color as your hooded sweatshirt.

How-to:
Follow the steps listed here in the Make: projects site.
Note: our EL tape wasn’t adhesive, so we used a glue gun to stick the Velcro to it.

Wish it, Dream it, MAKE IT! Summer Program

Wish it, Dream it, MAKE IT! Summer Program

The application for the Computer Clubhouse summer program is now open! The theme this summer is “Wish it, Dream it, MAKE IT!”
Students will spend six weeks exploring circuits, coding, photography, engineering, video production, music production, health and science, art, and take a behind the scene look at sci-fi films! They will also get a chance to interact with youth from around the world and discuss projects they’re working on as we participate in the virtual Summer Maker Camp hosted by Google. Additionally, there will be fun field trips each week related to the weekly theme.

Applications are due no later than 5PM May 30th 2014. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email the Clubhouse Coordinator (jaleesat@allenrenaissance.org) or call (253.627.3174).

Our field trip to the University of Washington Seattle

When we first got to the clubhouse we were asked to look at a paper with questions on it and to write down five of those questions.The questions were for a scavenger hunt to find the answers to the questions we wrote down. We went to different stations and learned how they made different things with technology and how they made things using different objects. They were apart of a contest in which  they were to get a honda and add something or change something about the car. Another one of their projects were to make something spin powered by heat. They were working on making apps as well and over by that station they were teaching people about the water cycle and pollution also about how we can stop pollution.The most interesting station to me was the station where were turning plastic into foam which to me was really creative.

-written by Dymond Price

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