Bloominglabs is a place where people come to learn, share, and most importantly, create. As mentioned above, it is a Maker/Hackerspace where anyone from the community can participate.
Within the space, there are enormous variety of tools, resources, and wonderful people to help you create whatever type of project you are interested in developing.
There is a monthly membership fee, if you would like to use the tools and resources available, but they also have public meetings every Wednesday night where you can come and explore for free.
For this particular workshop, students were learning how to use and program an Arduino computer chip over the course of 4 hours (split between two nights). Steve Charlesworth and Janett Tillotson were the workshop faciliators and led students of all ages through a series of slides and hands-on demonstrations. By the end, the students had gained a foundational understanding of how the Arduino chip worked, and what sorts of projects they could create in the future.
This website is designed to examine the instructional aspects of this workshop. Below, and on this site's other pages, you will find a more in-depth analysis and critique of the workshop.
BloomingLabs is a group of community members in Bloomington, Indiana who have collectively rented a warehouse space to build projects of all kinds.
BloomingLabs is what is commonly referred to as a Makerspace or Hackerspace. It's a place where people come build, create, design, remix, and share.
The Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board that can be used to teach and demonstrate a large variety of programming techniques and skills.