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ideaLAB

What: A free digital media lab for teens ages 12 to 19 featuring tons of hardware and software.

Where: In the Level 4 Community Technology Center at the Central Library

When: Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

About the ideaLAB | Events | NewsProject CardsTeen-Created Projects | Badges | Partners

Events


Girls Only ideaLABGirls Only ideaLAB

Saturday, September 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
ideaLAB: In the Level 4 Community Technology Center at the Central Library

Learn to use a sewing machine and read a pattern to create attractive, durable bags out of recycled banner material. You'll get to take yours home! Girls Only, ages 10-19.

CoderDojoCoderDojo

Every Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. starting September 19
ideaLAB: In the Level 4 Community Technology Center at the Central Library

Due to popular demand and generally being awesome, the CoderDojo is back! In case you missed it last time, the dojo is a place where young people ages 7-19 can learn to code and develop websites, apps, programs, games, and more in a fun and social environment. This program is almost entirely volunteer-run by local developers and programmers!
 

There's going to be a couple changes this session:

  • We're holding the dojo EVERY SATURDAY, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., starting September 19! No more waiting a month to do something awesome.
  • To encourage peer learning, youth mentoring, and general community, we're no longer holding age-specific dojos. Every Saturday will be ages 7-19.
  • We will be starting the kids out on CSS, HTML and Java Script. They can work at their own pace. There are no tests and no deadlines. Once they have gotten through these, they will start to work on their own projects.
  • Every Saturday there will be a newbie table, where an existing dojo member will help show new members how to get started, so new kids can join the Dojo anytime with no pressure that they are behind.
  • A parent, guardian or older sibling MUST stay. In order for us to succeed, we need parents to get involved, help, organize pot lucks? Who knows what we could do together?
  • Speaking of which, our CoderDojo community partners have launched a new dojo in north Denver at Regis University. Find more details on the website.

Due to limited space/computers, we do ask that ninjas register to attend. See you at the dojo!

See the Current Community Technology Center Events Calendar (PDF)Upcoming Calendar (PDF) or Browse All Teen ideaLAB Events

 

News


DevCamp 2.0DevCamp 2.0

DevCamp 2.0 was several week-long summer camps on web development for teens ages 12-19 offered by the ideaLAB. These camps were held during the summer of 2015. Learn more...

A big thank you to our DevCamp 2.0 community partners!

For DevCamp 2.0 each group was asked to pick a problem facing their community and to come up with a website that would help solve that problem. Here is what they developed:

Hadley, June 2015

Hadley, July 2015

Central, July 2015

DevCampDevCamp 2014

Learn more about DevCamp, a two-week crash course in web development for teens that was held during the summer of 2014. And be sure to check out the sites the teens developed:

tumblrStay in the loop - follow ideaLAB on tumblr!

See what's going on in the ideaLAB - follow us on tumblr for the latest on ideaLAB news, events and other cool stuff!

 

Project Cards


Learn how to create awesome stuff! These project ideas are a great way to earn badges, too:

Art & Design Project CardsArt & Design Project Cards
Electronics Project CardsElectronics Project Cards
Game Design Project CardsGame Design Project Cards
Music Project CardsMusic Project Cards
Video Project CardsVideo Project Cards
Web Design Project CardsWeb Design Project Cards

 

ideaLAB Teen-Created Projects


Contribute your ideaLAB project!

Home page

January 30, 2015 - 3:54pm -- enrico
Name: 
Enrico
Age: 
13
School: 
WLA
Code Used to Create the Project: 
[[[http://codepen.io/CodingMaster123/pen/CoGnK]]]
<div class="banner">
    <ul>
      <li><h1>ConstipatedChickenWing.com</h1></li>
      <li><h1>Videos</h1></li>
        <li><h1>Memes</h1></li>
        <li><h1>Quotes</h1></li>
    </ul>
</div>
<script src="//unslider.com/unslider.min.js"></script>

dev camp

January 30, 2015 - 3:52pm -- enrico
Name: 
Enrico
Age: 
13
School: 
WLA
Code Used to Create the Project: 
<nav>
  <ul>
    <li><a href="#about">About me</a></li>
      <li><a href="#devcamp">devCamp</a></li>
      <li><a href="#lists">Lists</a></li>
      <li><a href="#contact">Contact</a></li>
  </ul>
</nav>
<h1 id="about">All about Enrico:</h1>
  <p>Enrico likes to code html. He likes to play videogames on his computer.</p>

inputs

January 30, 2015 - 3:51pm -- enrico
Name: 
Enrico
Age: 
13
School: 
WLA
Code Used to Create the Project: 
View in chrome.
<form action="demo_form.asp">
<input type="text"></input>
<input type="button"></input>
<input type="checkbox"></input>
<input type="color"></input>
<input type="date"></input>
<input type="datetime-local"></input>
<input type="email"></input>
<input type="file"></input>
<input type="hidden"></input>

art gallery

January 30, 2015 - 3:49pm -- enrico
Name: 
Enrico
Age: 
13
School: 
WLA
Code Used to Create the Project: 
<h1 id="home">Art Gallery</h1>
<section class="collum" id="left">   <h1>Images by Ulysses Palomares</h1>
   <div class="row"><div class="first"><a href="https://googledrive.com/host/0B1xxvnPLmZ-6WFh0SVhGQUk0QWc/AntonKhudobinDesign.jpg"><img src="https://googledrive.com/host/0B1xxvnPLmZ-6WFh0SVhGQUk0QWc/AntonKhudobinDesign.jpg">
     <p><strong>placeholder</strong></p></a></div><div class="second">

more buttons

January 30, 2015 - 3:45pm -- enrico
Name: 
Enrico
Age: 
13
School: 
WLA
Code Used to Create the Project: 
<button id="shrink">Shrink</button>
<button id="grow">Grow</button>
<button id="left">Rotate left</button>
<button id="right">Rotate right</button>
<button id="freak">Freak out</button>
<button id="flip">Flip</button>