Location: Virtual through Live Zoom Meetings
Dates: June 15-26 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Boys and Girls Entering Grades 8–12Cost:
Liberty Christian School Computer Science Teacher, Tom ShifletLearn More
Students will need an Arduino controller (Uno R3 or Mega 2560), laptop with Arduino software installed, starter kit electronic components (including various resistors, LEDs, at least 2 2n2222 NPN transistors, jumper wires, etc.). Arduino starter kits are available on Amazon, such as:
-Elegoo Uno Super Starter Kit ($39)
-Elegoo Mega 2560 Ultimate Starter Kit ($69)
Either the Uno R3 or Mega 2560 will suffice for this camp...the 2560 offers a more powerful controller and additional components and is recommended if the student continues to pursue projects in electronics.
Mr. Shiflet’s Background
Mr. Shiflet began programming at five years of age when his dad brought home their first computer. He fell in love with coding then and began to learn advanced programming with an amazing computer science teacher in high school who challenged him and allowed him to branch out into other languages and electronics through self-learning. Tom worked in IT for
several years before he had the chance to pursue a dream of working in the video game industry as a producer and then general manager of Sunstorm Interactive, in Indianapolis, IN. During this time, he also taught Game Design Theory and Fundamentals of Video Game Development at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Since leaving the game industry, Tom has continued to study electronics and to work on recreational programming. He has experience in many languages, including: Pascal, C / C++, C#, Java, F#, Swift and others. He began teaching computer science classes at Liberty three years ago when he moved from his position as Liberty’s Director of Information Technology.
More than any particular programming language, Tom enjoys the challenge of breaking big problems down into small problems and solving them through code!