Author Archives: MrBlackerspace

About MrBlackerspace

I'm a science hobbyist, Linux enthusiast, handyman, entrepreneur, community organizer, and life-long learner.

Blackerspace Programming Class #2

I have begun the second round of computer programming training for elementary and middle school aged boys. I am somewhat experimenting by making a few of changes. The first change is location. A good friend of mine recently opened a … Continue reading

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Changing the world from my livingroom table

Besides writing this awesome blog, what am I doing? I just finished teaching a six-week Saturday beginning computer programming class for five boys. I conducted the class in my livingroom. I’m doing it for free. Did I mention that I … Continue reading

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How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free | iFixit

How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free | iFixit. I am inspired by this man because he did not let lack of resources discourage him from achieving a worthy goal. He had a vision, pursued it, and discovered … Continue reading

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“Teaching our kids to code will make them uniquely prepared to fully contribute to the world.”

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and “Coding”? Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation.

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First Blackerspace Youth Coding Class A Success!

Yesterday I held my first Youth programming class for two groups of boys totalling 8. The first group is ages 8-11 and the second group ages 12-14. For the younger group I chose to use Scratch to introduce to them … Continue reading

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Inspired Black youth create smart phone apps

Youth AppLab Using Crowdfunding to Send African-American Students to 3rd Annual Digital Media and Learning Conference | Black Web 2.0. This article shows what Black youth can do when given encouragement and guidance.

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Urban Science project #1: Haitian Alternator

This is the first in a series of Urban Science projects I plan to feature on this blog. The purpose of the Urban Science series to demonstrate how easy and affordable it is, with a little time and determination, to … Continue reading

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