Retro Arcade: Raspberry Pi (Grades 7+)

Build your own game console capable of playing popular classic arcade titles from the 80s and 90s.

The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises.  In this camp students will modify a project box to include an arcade joystick and buttons.  Participants will then learn the basic characteristics of the R-Pi, how to program it, and specifically how to turn it into the brain for a retro gaming console.  Not only do students learn programming and how to use cutting edge technology, they will be exposed to tool use, mechanical design, soldering and circuitry while creating their inventions.

**Students get to keep the game console**  It will interface with an HDMI input on just about any modern TV or computer monitor.



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General Information

  • All camps are only one-week long, Monday-Friday. Please see below for dates offered.
  • Flexible drop-off and pickup times (8:30 am –5:30 pm) at no extra charge; earlier and later times by request for $5 per half hour per child per day.
  • Most camps are half-day, but two half-day camps are often combined for a full-day camp. Lunchtime supervision provided; bring your own lunch.
  • Half-day mornings: 9:00 am –12:30 pm • Half-day afternoons: 1:30–5:00 pm • Full-day camps: 9:00 am –5:00 pm
  • If you find a class full, please register on the wait-list so that we can contact if you if space becomes available. We do our best to accommodate wait-listed students, who will be given priority if we are able to add another section of the class. We will then be in touch to confirm our ability to register your child.
  • If any class has not met the minimum of three students required for the class to run by one week prior to the start date, we may cancel the class to free up the instructor and class space for other classes which may have waiting lists. Should this need to happen, we will inform affected families immediately.
  • Use the grade your child will be entering next fall to determine age appropriate camps.
  • There are no classes on Memorial Day or July 4th. The prices have been adjusted for the four-day camp week.
  • Newton’s Attic supplies the computers for all computer based classes.
  • Small class size and personalized instruction. Shop classes limited to 6 students per instructor. Most computer classes limited to 8 students per instructor.

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