With almost 150 kids at the conference, these budding engineers dove into activities that included animating their own cartoons, building wind spinners, coding an adventure on the high seas, and designing a hot potato game with our littleBits Code Kit, which is made with drag-and-drop programming based on Google’s Blockly. MIT Media Lab was on site with kids to make their own inventions controlled from Play-Doh, and kids explored mechanical toys with Wonderful Idea Co. to see what makes them tick. And, to make the day even more innovative (and cooler!), kids learned about Google Assistant and artificial intelligence with Quick, Draw! and Giorgio Cam. We think the IO Youth Conference is about opening up a galaxy of ideas. With creating, inventing, and programming, the options for discovery and innovation are endless. As Pavni Diwanji said on kid inventors and I/O Youth Conference, “We hope kids discover that a bright future isn’t some distant goal—it’s something they have the power and skills to create right now.” And, we couldn’t agree more! The power of innovation is within all of us. – Stephanie Valente Content Manager
Kids at I/O Youth got to try out “littlebits,” a kit to build integrated circuits and run code on them. These two added some extra features. pic.twitter.com/VoQScBRyLM— Jonathan Bloom (@BloomTV) May 16, 2017
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