Education

Oak Hill Makerspace Hosts Middle, High School Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A four-week program designed to enhance the computer skills of middle school and high school students will be launched tonight at the Oak Hill Collaborative.

The Oak Hill Collaborative Makerspace is offering the program to help students learn how to build and program their own Raspberry Pi computers. They will learn to assemble, configure and install wireless Internet on their Raspberry Pis through workshops overseen by computer programmers and experienced engineers from the Oak Hill Makerspace.

A Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive computer the size of a credit card that plugs into a television or computer keyboard. It is used in electronics projects and for many of the functions performed on a PC, including spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the Internet and playing games.

The course is open to students from the fifth through 10th grades, and runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 17.

For more information or to register, contact oakhillcollaborative@gmail.com, or call 330 518 5884.

Pictured: Demonstration of the Makerspace at the Oak Hill Collaborative.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.