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At Zero Day Camp, kids have fun while learning the fundamentals of computer science. We focus on the creative and problem-solving aspects of computer science, and using the tools of computing to understand the world around us. All skill levels are supported and instruction will be tailored to meet your child where they are.  This fall we’re offering afterschool at the shop Tuesday (1st-3rd grade), Thursday (3rd-5th) and Friday (6th-8th) and at PS9 on Wednesdays.

Fall 2017 Tuesdays for Young Engineers

Come build, create, and make using Microbits, legos and code during our after-school session. Young campers will be introduced to physical computing, learn basic circuit building, programming concepts, and simple machines. Campers will also learn how to add various sensors and motors to create novel projects and games with an emphasis on hand on making. The program is open to 1st – 3rd graders at any experience level. Newbies are welcome and supported! Pickup from PS 9 is available upon request. Contact us at to coordinate.

The fall session runs for 10 weeks starting on September 19th and runs through November 28th from 4 – 5:30. Doors open at 3:30. Drop-ins are welcome!

Register here for Tuesdays for Young Engineers

Fall 2017 Wednesdays- Code Club

Zero Day Camp returns to PS 9 afterschool, helping our budding hackers to program games and animations using visual programming languages like Scratch, Blockley, and Tynker. Registration for these 10 sessions will be through PACC. Students can be picked up at 5:30, or return to PACC after care until the end of day. Sessions start 9/27/2017 through 11/29/2017.

PS 9 families will receive enrollment information through the school.

Fall 2017 Thursdays- Elementary Design and Make

Plastic, wood, cloth, paper, cardboard – let’s make things!  David and the Zero Day crew will shepherd the creation of 3d designs using tools including SketchUp, Tinkercad, 3d printers, computerized cutters, sewing, embroidery, cnc milling and other machines.  The theme will be games and costumes, but we always welcome self directed inspiration.

We will be offering afterschool pickup from PS9 for this series.  This series will meet every Thursday from September 14, 2017 until December 21, 2017 excepting holidays on 9/21/2017 for Rosh Hashonah and 11/23/2017 for Thanksgiving.

Register here for Elementary Design and Make – Individual Sessions

Fall 2017 Fridays- Middle School Robotics

This fall we’re working on a few different mechatronic/robotics projects – a “Magic: The Gathering” vending machine for the shop, an autonomous PowerWheels car with LIDAR and miscellaneous other projects. We’ll be learning and using Python and Blockly to program Arduino, Micro:Bit and EV3 microcontrollers.

You can come for one or all of these sessions.  Participants are expected to arrive at and leave from our storefront location at 820 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn.  This series will meet every Friday from Friday September 15, 2017 until Friday December 22, 2017 excepting holidays on 9/22/2017 for Rosh Hashonah and 11/24/2017 for Thanksgiving.

Tickets for Fall Friday Middle School Robotics – Individual Sessions

Tickets for Fall Friday Middle School Robotics – Whole Season