Everyone knows we give laptop computers and free wifi to students and their families who need it in Montclair, but we also support our students in three ways with various activities at our lab at the United Way building here in town. Here’s the run down.
Support for students’ Laptop Upcycle laptop is provided at Open Lab times at the HackNCraftNJ lab every Saturday morning from 10:00 AM – Noon. Students are welcome to stop by and someone will be in the lab to assist them.
Laptop Upcycle is also running two coding and development meetups each week where students (and their parents) are welcome to join us. On Sunday afternoon we host a Take CS50 Together meetup where those interested in coding and computer science work together on the Harvard University Introduction to Computer Science curriculum. It is a college level class, but it is fun and engaging.
We also have just started a weekly Thursday After School Class/Meetup on the Raspberry Pi platform and projects using the Pi. There will be specific topics each week on the Raspberry Pi and we will encourage participants to do their own projects where we support each other. This meetup is for Middle School students and older. Laptop Upcycle staff members will be running this meetup, so they would also be happy to support any laptop issues at this meetup as well. The meetup is from 3:00 PM to 5:00 every Thursday in the lab. Come out and learn some Raspberry Pi!
Finally, we have established a dedicated Laptop Upcycle Intern working session in the lab for every Sunday afternoon from 4:00 PM to 6:00. Students who are interested in obtaining community service hours and also want to learn some cool technology (fixing laptops, hacking around with Linux, or developing support systems), we would love to see you.
The links for the specific meetups are embedded above, or you may sign up for all of our meetup notifications on the HackNCraftNJ Meetup page here.