littleBits & LEGOs Circuitry Workshops for Kids LEGO Robotics Camps Gadgets and Devices: Innovating with the Great Inventors Building Quest: Design through Minecraft The Great Chair Hack 2015 Free Admission to MODA on Easter Sunday! littleBits Circuitry Camps Coding with Scratch Field Trip: RainShine House Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature

littleBits & LEGOs Circuitry Workshops for Kids

littleBits are color-coded “Bits modules” that snap together magnetically to make it easy for children to learn about electronics while building simple circuits and inventive projects in seconds — from flickering lanterns to piggy banks to light-sensitive cars. And they’re compatible with LEGOs!

In our littleBits Circuitry classes, children ages 8-12 will build electric circuits and use them to bring LEGO creations to life by making them light up, vibrate and make sounds.

Click here to see times and dates of classes or to register.

LEGO Robotics Camps

Offered at Georgia Tech and at The Lovett School, our LEGO Robotics camps are great for kids ages 6-12 who want to learn basic robotic engineering, programming principles, and science, technology, engineering and math concepts.

Kids will learn:
  • Basic robotic engineering
  • Programming principles
  • Science, technology, engineering, math and design concepts

    For more information, click here.
  • Gadgets and Devices: Innovating with the Great Inventors

    Offered at Georgia Tech, our Gadgets and Devices camps teach kids 8-12 about the remarkable machines designed and built by great innovators like Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo and others.

    As you study their devices and build your own, learn how these designers solved difficult problems by inventing gadgets and devices that could dive deep under the sea, lift heavy objects high in the air, see into the far reaches of the universe, and fly through the sky.

    For more information, click here.

    Building Quest: Design through Minecraft

    Offered at Georgia Tech and at MODA, our Building Quest: Design through Minecraft camps offers kids ages 8-12 to use design, math, creativity and critical thinking to create awesome constructions in Minecraft and to take home 3D prints of some of their favorite builds.

    Kids will:
  • Enhance their team work and communication skills
  • Work with fellow campers to plot out a long-term project and create a plan for completing it
  • Learn design, math, science, and engineering skills necessary to complete their mission
  • Learn about physics concepts that are essential to amusement park rides

     For more information, click here.
  • The Great Chair Hack 2015

    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    Saturday, April 11 from 1pm to 5pm, MODA and IDSA present an afternoon of “chair hacking” at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

    Known for their classic Swedish simplicity, many IKEA products contain components that are simple in form and consistent in their application. This inherent configurability has created an underground movement of “IKEA hacking” where people modify, rebuild, reconfigure and customize IKEA pieces to fit their needs.

    In keeping with this trend, teams of students, professionals, artists and/or hackers will be given a real-world challenge and will be tasked with designing an innovative solution using an IKEA chair and any additional tools and materials that they choose to incorporate (see rules for more details). Participants will have three hours to complete the challenge and prizes for best design solution will be given.

    To participate, just assemble your own team of 2-4 participants and register by contacting Alice Weston at 404.979.6455 or by clicking here.

    The deadline to register is Monday, April 6. Hurry! Space is limited!

    Free Admission to MODA on Easter Sunday!

    Sunday, April 5, 2015 12-6pm

    MODA's current exhibition Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling within the Forces of Nature closes on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Don't miss your chance to see this exhibition before it is gone. Admission is free all day from 12 - 6 pm!

    littleBits Circuitry Camps

    Offered at MODA, our littleBits Circuitry Camps gives kids 8-12 an easy and powerful way to prototype and learn with electronics.

    Using littleBits electronic modules that snap together with magnets, they can create anything!

    In this camp, kids will:
  • Learn how electric circuits work and how to use them to solve problems or enhance their creations
  • Learn science, technology, engineering, math and design concepts
  • Learn about and make use of the design thinking process
  • Enhance their team work and communication skills

    For more information click here.
  • Coding with Scratch

    Do your kids like to solve challenging problems?

    Do they want to learn some computer science?

    Would they enjoy making amazing games, drawings, and songs online?

    Imaginations can run wild in tour multimedia Coding with Scratch workshops!

    Upcoming Coding with Scratch Workshops

    Kids will create their your own interactive stories, animated adventures, creative comics, and games while learning drag-and-drop programming with Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab). Computer characters are at their command!

    At MODA, our instructors teach kids 8-15 how to use Scratch and encourage them to innovate, collaborate and reason in a logical and efficient ways.

    Visit this webpage to see times and dates of classes offered in the coming months.

    Field Trip: RainShine House

    Saturday, April 4, 2015 11 am – 1 pm

    Join us for a tour of the RainShine House, the FIRST modernist LEED Platinum residence in the Southeastern United States, in the company of the architect, Robert M. Cain.

    Also accompanying us on the tour will be Sarah Hill, Program Manager of Residential Sustainability Services at Southface . Sarah will on hand to explain how the RainShine House achieved Earth Craft certification and what that means for residential structures.

    . Advance registration is required. More information and registration can be found here.

    Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature

    January 18 - April 5, 2015

    Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature discusses the techniques through which animals and humans have adapted to differing environments through an amazing diversity of structures.

    The exhibition investigates the ways that human dwellings extract, use, and discard energy, water and other precious natural resources and reveals innovative new design solutions that can help restore the health and viability of Earth's natural environment.

    Sustainable Shelters is organized by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota.

    At MODA, the exhibition is sponsored by The Kendeda Fund, the Jamestown Foundation, the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Structor Group, and Interface.

    Public Tours
    On Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons, MODA offers exhibition tours free of charge with regular admission. For Sustainable Shelter these tours demonstrate how our homes and domestic routines impact the planet. You will discover how design, construction, and technology can help us create homes that function as more effective components of Earth’s natural cycles. You will also learn about sustainable building elements such as green roofs and permeable pavement, and will discuss how animals design their homes to work with the environment . Come join the conversation and discover how we can all be better stewards of the environment.

    Thursdays tours begin at 6:30pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Advance registration is not necessary.

    Saturday tours start at 4:00pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Advance registration is not necessary.
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    littleBits & LEGOs Circuitry Workshops for Kids

    littleBits are color-coded “Bits modules” that snap together magnetically to make it easy for children to learn about electronics while building simple circuits and inventive projects in seconds — from flickering lanterns to piggy banks to light-sensitive cars. And they’re compatible with LEGOs!

    In our littleBits Circuitry classes, children ages 8-12 will build electric circuits and use them to bring LEGO creations to life by making them light up, vibrate and make sounds.

    Click here to see times and dates of classes or to register.

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    LEGO Robotics Camps

    Offered at Georgia Tech and at The Lovett School, our LEGO Robotics camps are great for kids ages 6-12 who want to learn basic robotic engineering, programming principles, and science, technology, engineering and math concepts.

    Kids will learn:

  • Basic robotic engineering
  • Programming principles
  • Science, technology, engineering, math and design concepts



    For more information, click here.

    More>>

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    Gadgets and Devices: Innovating with the Great Inventors

    Offered at Georgia Tech, our Gadgets and Devices camps teach kids 8-12 about the remarkable machines designed and built by great innovators like Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo and others.

    As you study their devices and build your own, learn how these designers solved difficult problems by inventing gadgets and devices that could dive deep under the sea, lift heavy objects high in the air, see into the far reaches of the universe, and fly through the sky.



    For more information, click here.

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    Minecraft

    Building Quest: Design through Minecraft

    Offered at Georgia Tech and at MODA, our Building Quest: Design through Minecraft camps offers kids ages 8-12 to use design, math, creativity and critical thinking to create awesome constructions in Minecraft and to take home 3D prints of some of their favorite builds.

    Kids will:

  • Enhance their team work and communication skills
  • Work with fellow campers to plot out a long-term project and create a plan for completing it
  • Learn design, math, science, and engineering skills necessary to complete their mission
  • Learn about physics concepts that are essential to amusement park rides

     For more information, click here.

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