OLPC Learning Club DC: Scratch 101 and XO Repair

   
   
   
   
   

The Scratch Viewer for iPhone
A fan of MIT Scratch has developed a project viewer for the iPhone!

This month, we are back at the Arlington Career Center (ACC) with an introductory workshop on the MIT Media Lab's fabulous (and free) Scratch 1.4 interactive animation software and a reprise of last month's XO laptop repair clinic.

When: Saturday, March 20th, 2010, 1 pm to 4 pm
Arlington Career Center
816 South Walter Reed Drive,
Arlington, VA 22204
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Contact Page, Map, Aerial Photo, Bus Info)

We will start the meeting with an 90-minute introductory workshop on Scratch, the multimedia interactive programming software developed by the MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group and used by thousands of children, parents and teachers all over the world.

The interface and features of Scratch will be covered, and participants will be able to create and upload an animated greeting card. The Scratch software runs on Windows, Macintosh and Linux, so it can be used by virtually anyone who owns a computer. As pictured above, there is even a viewer app that runs on Apple's iPhone, iTouch and the upcoming iPad.

Luke Faraone, who runs our OLPC DC Repair Center, will do another XO repair clinic to review the takeapart and reassembly procedures (bring a philips head screwdriver and an XO if you want to participate) and help with any specific repairs visitors may need.

We have limited quantities of spare parts for purchase. Some of the new early production XO-1.5 laptops have arrived and we will have some on display.

Upcoming

On May 22nd, we'll spend the entire day celebrating Scratch Day 2010 at the Arlington Career Center. Please save the date!

A few of us will gather at the Arlington Career Center the weekend of March 27-28 to update the text and some images of the old web start pages for the XO-1 laptop. More info here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Start

Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 17 at Gallaudet University.

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