Summer Youth: Intro to Python and AI (Ages 10-14)

Youth, Tech Lab

Summer Youth: Intro to Python and AI (Ages 10-14)

Learn to code robots with Python and Artificial Intelligence.

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 7/22/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  2. Tue, 7/23/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  3. Wed, 7/24/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  4. Thur, 7/25/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mon, 7/22/2024 - Thur, 7/25/2024


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Class, Youth Ages 10-12, Youth Ages 12-14, Summer Youth, Youth Class

Tech Lab

Electronics, Robotics


In this introduction to coding with Python, you'll control a robot called "the Finch" to do different things like move around, draw shapes, etc.

Once you're familiar with Python, you'll be introduced to Google Teachable Machine and create a machine-learning model to control your robot to do tricks or complete tasks.


  • Ages 10-14.
  • Skill level: Beginner. This is an introductory class for Python coding, but experience with block coding or other kinds of coding is useful.
  • You can bring your own computer (Chromebook or laptop preferred - it must have a camera and/or microphone), or you can borrow one from BARN. When you register, choose "Use BARN computer" or "Bring computer from home."
  • Bring water and a snack.
  • Registration closes Monday, July 15.

Registering Youth

  • New registrants: When you register, select Others Only in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, Add New Registrant. Create an account for your youth.
  • Next time you register: You will be able to Search Registrants to select your youth.
  • You may register your youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from noon-1 pm for the duration of this activity.
  • Make sure to fill out your youth's emergency contact information and other details when creating their account.
  • Questions? Email


  • A $10 materials fee, included in the class price, covers use of the Finch robots and any other supplies you'll need,
  • The Finch robots will be available during class, and you'll return them to the instructor when class is over. 

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Cecilia Olivera-Hillway

Cecilia Olivera-Hillway is an artist and maker who loves combining art and technology. Her career in education has included positions like Educational Technology Specialist and Maker Space Associate. Her work with electronics has been featured on the Make: website and their YouTube channel, won awards at, and been featured on the DesignSpark website. You can visit her website at:

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