Multimedia: Musical bananas

Lunch and Learn explores robotics with the U of I Extension instructors.

Dana Vanantwerp (12) plays “Ode to Joy” on bananas during Thursday, Feb. 9’s Lunch and Learn in the IMC.

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  • NCHS student Sid Panda (9) is a Teen Teacher, a volunteer who work with the University of Illinois Extension Office to help kids learn about robotics. Panda wants to teach young kids about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

  • Bananas are turned into a piano through the use of coding. The robotic device attached can connect to anything that conducts electricity and turn it into a musical instrument.

  • Instructors from the University of Illinois Extension Office attended Lunch and Learn to teach students about robotics.

  • Laura Holland from the University of Illinois Extension Office helps NCHS student Saisu Talasu (9) to use drawing robot.