Bob and I had the great pleasure of hosting the IT2PI group at our house on Sunday. IT2PI is a local non profit. “iT2Pi provides free technology and soft-skill training for Greenville’s youth seven to seventeen years old. Through project-based learning modules, with the guidance of peer leaders and adult mentors, participants are able to progress from information technology to programming inventors. iT2Pi’s goal is to increase social mobility by educating youth in the community, especially those in under-served communities, and increasing access to technology.”
They are a very talented and fun group of young people.
They were not only interested in our technology like the 3D printer but also very interested in the woodworking shop. Bob and I and three of our friends from our e-NABLING the Future group showed them our “toys”. Keven Ven Deusen from Computer Source in Inman came in with 5 different 3D printers and other gadgets. What a find he was. I showed them the workshop and how to make and assemble a pen, that was a big hit. Bob showed off the quad copters and the new raspberryPI 2. It was hard to get the kids away from both these things. Our friend Reid had printed some fun educational toys for them to try. We had about 10 kids and four parents. It was really a wonderful afternoon. Most of them stayed from 1 – 4. Kevin brought a “BIG” hand he had printed, about 2 feet long. That was pretty cool.