by Marcela F. and Hua C.
In addition to the Sphero SPRK+, Hua, Zoma and Alex set up other activities, including the Dot and Dash robots with both a xylophone and catapult attachment, as well as Wii and PlayStation 2 consoles with games such as Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, Super Mario Brothers, and Wii Sports. They also provided a laptop to practice programming or programming games on the Scratch MIT, Codecademy, and Hour of Code websites. Additionally, teens immersed themselves in virtual reality games using the ever-popular Oculus Rift system, playing favorites such as Superhot VR. For any participants who wanted a break from the tech focus, there were also strategy board games available (including Blokus and Codenames), as well as good old LEGOs and wooden blocks.
On the last day of the summer tech extravaganza, participants were wondering if we would be offering the same program next year. The staff at the Lawncrest Library look forward to offering more exciting tech activities for youth next summer!