With Makey Makey and Sphero, elementary kids can begin their exploration into robotics, electronics, and embedded computing. With Makey Makey, students will connect electronic components to computers and other components for an introduction to microcontrollers (Program the Internet of Things!). They will create real physical devices that they can use to interact with on a computer, and program those interactions. Next, students will design games and challenges using Sphero’s programming app, as they learn to build and automate their own robots! They will learn about basic programming, understanding variables, control structures, and abstraction in this introductory course.