Summer Programs at Techco

All programs listed above are free of charge to the public.  Donations are always appreciated to help offset our operating and production costs.

⚫ Junkbotz Dayz ⚫

(Targeted to Middle and High Shool age students)

JunkBotZ is an open lab where young adults create robots (or anything else they wish) from used electronics.  Most of the parts will come from old computer printers.  Computer printers, due to the task it performs, have motors, gears, raceways and some electrical components that can be reused to build robots.  The students are encouraged to dismantle, and harvest the used equipment and recombine them in any way they can imagine.  Adults and volunteers will be available to assist with tools, and brainstorm ideas.  The non-structured environment allows the students to think freely and explore possibilities.

Wednesday, June 6 – 6-8pm

Wednesday, June 20 – 6-8pm

Wednesday, July 18 – 6-8pm

Wednesday, August 1 – 6-8pm

⚫ Python Game Programming ⚫

(Targeted to Middle and High Shool age students)

This introduction to computer programming course features a language called Python.  The Python programming language is simple enough for beginners but powerful enough for many of the most complex computer programs in use today.  The experience will be greatly enhanced with the focus on learing to create games.   To create games, you must not only learn to program but you must use your imagination to create intersting graphics and challenging game play.

Sunday, July 1  4 – 6 pm

Wed July, 11 4 – 6 pm

Saturday, July 21  4 – 6 pm

⚫ Knoxville Game Design ⚫

Knoxville Game Design is a Knoxville, TN based group for game designers, artists, and programmers of all ages and experiences levels.  Monthly meetings start with a presentation from a local member or guest speaker and follow with an open group discussion.  Members are welcome and encouraged to seek feedback on their current game projects.

Sunday, June 24  2 – 5 pm

Sunday, July 15  2 – 5 pm

⚫ Friday Night Tech Talks ⚫

Friday evenings thought the summer we will have adult focused discussion about various topics from technology to financing a small business.  We promise that you will find something new and refreshing during these session at Techco.

June 15  7 pm – Visualize Your Ideas – Effecitve Doodling

June 22  7 pm  – Cooperative Business Financing

June 29  7 pm  – Crowdfunding – Kickstarter

July 20  7 pm  – Worker Cooperative Businesses: How and Why Cooperatives Generate and Keep Jobs in Your Town

July 27  7 pm  – What is Fun? (Video Game Theory)

More Tech Talks to be announced soon! 
We will send a reminder with a details of the each talk a week before.