Intel Family Day at Digifest will Encourage Digital Creativity for Kids
of All Ages
TORONTO, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Intel Corporation's support of the maker
movement is on display in Canada this weekend at George Brown College's
Digifest event. Through existing partnerships with companies that
provide tools, platforms and products for the maker community, Intel is
offering a unique Family Day experience that will provide hands on
opportunities to create and learn with technologies that requires no
Taking place at Corus Quay May 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Intel
Family Day is made possible through Intel's collaboration with
MakerKids, Arduino and Thalmic Labs, and is providing a range of
experiences and activities including:
Robotic Maker workshops, presented by MakerKids: Moonbase will teach students to control a robot using the Arduino
compatible Intel Galileo platform which will help them learn the
programming language used by astronauts.
3D Printing workshops: will help participants to design and create their
own 3D printable items and walk them through some of the ways this
technology is being put to use in the real world.
Arduinofest: A show and tell of the most innovative projects using
Arduino microcontrollers. Participants also have the chance to meet
with Massimo Banzi, the co-founder of Arduino, at the Maker Showcase.
Gesture control demos from Waterloo-based Thalmic Labs: the Myo armband is used to control a flying drone wirelessly through
natural and effortless movements of the hand and forearm.
"Our intent today is to bring together a broad range of groups from
parents to educators to technology companies, and provide hands-on
opportunities so everyone can see how easy it is to learn and create
using technology that's shaping the future," said Elaine Mah, Director,
Intel Canada. "Opportunities like Intel Family Day are essential as
they are helping to prepare today's children for jobs that don't yet
exist, by providing them with the opportunities and tools to think and
create in unprecedented ways."
In October 2013, Intel Corporation announced a collaboration agreement
with Arduino LLC, and unveiled the Intel® Galileo board, the first product in a new family
of Arduino-compatible development boards featuring Intel® architecture.
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Intel: Education and the Maker Community
Intel supports the maker movement to encourage innovation, whether it
takes place in a classroom, a lab or a workshop in someone's garage or
The company is a founding sponsor of the Maker Education Initiative along with Maker Media*, Pixar* and Cognizant. Intel also drives its
Start Making! initiative that aims to build creative confidence and
excitement with children for STEM education. Through the program, Intel
introduces hands-on learning activities that can be replicated at home
or in the classroom using readily available electronics kits, software
tools and everyday household materials.
In the past decade, Intel has invested more than $1 billion in K-12 and
higher education in over 60 countries to provide the tools and
resources necessary to bring 21st century learning into each and every
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The
company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the
foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information
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