Great News – The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois awarded an $1800.00 In Youth We Trust Grant to Rockford Robotics for our project “Rockford E-Inventors.”
We will use these funds to run summer camp/classes based on the SparkFun Inventors Kit. Theses kits are a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. They include everything needed to complete 15 circuits that teach users how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more.
After competition season is over, we plan to teach team members to use the SparkFun kits. Then we will advertise our camp to area students. We hope to offer up to ten one-day classes this summer. The classes will be customized for different age groups.
The Rockford Public Library has graciously offered us use of their Sullivan Center computer lab as a class space.
Special thanks to Addie, Eli, Nate, and Rebecca for putting together the grant application and presenting it to the In Youth We Trust Board.