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TechAhoy is located on the corner of Woodward Av and Putnam Av.

TechAhoy Inc.
801 Woodward Ave.
Ridgewood, NY 11385

P: 917-994-2441
E: info@techahoy.org

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801 Woodward Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

(917) 994-2441

A Friendly, Neighborhood Makerspace

code:cadet

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WHAT IS code:CADET?

code:CADET is our co-ed after-school program designed to educate, encourage, and empower young learners through STEAM focused activities and projects. Throughout the year, our young learners will learn new skills and collaborate with peers, create imaginary worlds, design robots, and gain confidence.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD DO IN code:CADET?

We will focus on topics such as coding, robotics, game design, and 3D printing. The hands-on instruction will be progress-based, allowing cadets to grow their skills. Each semester will end with a final project or exhibition.

Coding

The year will kick-off with an introduction to block based coding with Microsoft’s MakeCode, Minecraft & CodeConnect, and LEGO’s WeDo. Each of these allow children to become comfortable with coding concepts through an intuitive and fun interface.

Game Design & Robotics

Building on the basics learned throughout the coding classes, cadets will focus their new skills on developing video games and programming robots. Using Microsoft’s MakeCode Arcade, cadets will create video games from scratch, design the game world, write their storyline, and develop characters. With the use of gaming handhelds, cadets will act as game testers collaborating with their peers.

Using LEGO’s WeDo and Adafruit’s Crickit, cadets will gain an introduction to artificial intelligence using their programming knowledge to create robots. Cadets will work independently and in small-groups to solve challenges and compete in games where they have to think like a computer!

3D Printing

The year will culminate with a focus on 3D design and printing. Cadets will learn how to use computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software to transform their ideas into physical objects they print, for use with their robots and video games.

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?

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Ian - Instructor

Ian is the founder of TechAhoy and has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Throughout his career, Ian has followed his passion for sharing knowledge and strived to show others how technology can be fun and easy to use. When he’s not making, coding, or tinkering on a project, Ian can be found indoor rock climbing, running around the neighborhood, hiking, or playing soccer. Ian received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Information Systems from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

 
 
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James - Assistant Instructor

James is a born and bred New Yorker from Forest Hills, NY. After college, James spent a year as an English language assistant for science and music classes in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain before attending the University of Pennsylvania as a Master's student of Computer and Information Technology. James plans to pursue a career in firmware development after graduation and enjoys tinkering with augmented reality applications. As the newest member of the TechAhoy team, he hopes to inspire children and the community to develop technologies that benefit society and are exciting to use.

WHEN IS code:CADET?

code:CADET occurs daily Monday through Friday from 2:30 - 6PM. In addition to the fun activities we have planned, we will also spend the first portion of every day providing homework help to anyone that needs it.

A typical day has the following schedule:

2:30 - 3:30: Pick-up where available and drop-off
3:30 - 4:00: Homework help and snacks
4:00 - 5:30: Club activities and projects
5:30 - 6:00: Pick-up

For additional payment options, please contact info@techahoy.org