Thursday, July 24, 2014

Final Day of Summer or Follow The Money or Mistaken RHCP Song Title Discussion or "Elephants" Intro Is Pretty Good, Rest Of The Song, Not So Much...

So today was the final day of the Summer session of PNG 2014. The students who continued through the end of this session have all been working on different projects based on all the skills they learned in the first half of class.

There's a Kodu game lab world:

::Video Pending::

A Light Spider:

and a Learn To Solder Electric Piano Kit:

Its been a great session! Remember to look for registration for the next session in the Fall!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Solder Spiders, Kodu and music

Today David started another solder creation. This time it's a "spider" bot that can move around using vibrating motors.

Meanwhile, Alex was hard at work putting the finishing touches on his Kodu level and can't wait to show it off.

 Christian worked a bit in Kodu and then switched it up to make music in Mixcraft while our mentors had a Mixcraft jam session and tried out some Makey Makeys.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Auto Shop

Today we helped David finish building his car.  He was the only one who showed up today so he got a lot of attention from the mentors.

He's got a pretty sweet ride.  You can check it out in the video clip below.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Electric Kodu Anime

Today we had 4 students.  2 worked on Kodu and made some interactive worlds.  They programmed Kodu and Rover to shoot missiles, chase enemies and score points!

We had another student do some more soldering.  He's working on a kit that will eventually build a car with an electric motor powered by a 9v battery!

And finally, we had a student making a stop-motion animation by drawing step-by-step pictures on our white board.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Solder Music

We had another small group today.  It seems that our class has officially dwindled to about 3 students on any given day.

Today, Alex and Christian continued work on their songs in Mixcraft while David learned to solder!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Today we started letting the students choose their own projects.  They will be able to work on whatever they please from now on, so we already have a few great projects in progress and finished!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

ReMixcraft II

Today we had a skeleton crew for students so we continued our remix work.  We had a few more options to choose from for songs to remix, mostly from the mid-nineties.  Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana.  It's basically 1994 up in here.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


We shifted from producing movies to music production and our budding producers took a shot at remixing Nine Inch Nails' song "Me, I'm Not".  The students took to this project pretty well and re-arranged the original in all kinds of ways!

We'll upload the results just as soon as they start to finalize their mixes.

Here's the original: