Free Screening! Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

posted Mar 30, 2014, 4:43 PM by Gordon Riddell   [ updated Mar 30, 2014, 5:00 PM ]

This documentary follows the small independent game company Mojang after their game Minecraft became a sensational hit around the globe.  Interviews with the developers and with the fans highlight this film.

If you would like a printable poster to display at your school, please look for a link to the poster at the bottom of the page,

The Asheville Computer Programming Club and Tek-Kids will be presenting a free screening of the documentary film "Minecraft: The Story of Mojang".  This will take place at the Pack Memorial Library, downstairs on April 10th (thursday) from 6pm to 8pm.

For details about the film, please click here:

GeekOut AVL - Intro to Electronics Talk

posted May 8, 2013, 5:59 PM by Gordon Riddell

Hey, thanks to Dallas, representing for the AVLMakers at GeekOutAVL this last weekend.  I ran a workshop on an Introduction to Electronics.  Thanks to some generous donations (anonymous donation) we were able to send each student home with a practice kit so that they could keep playing with their circuits.

Dallas edited some video from the talk and you can see it here.  Many thanks go out to Dallas and Tom Heck who set it all up.  Brett McCall who helped to find the donation for supplies.  Janae from GeekOut.  I had an awesome time!

Check these out with someone you love!

posted Feb 12, 2013, 5:39 PM by Gordon Riddell   [ updated Feb 12, 2013, 5:49 PM ]

Super Saturdays at UNCA

posted Feb 4, 2013, 4:22 PM by Gordon Riddell

I got my info packet from Super Saturdays at UNCA... this must be my sixth or seventh session with them.  If you have a "creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8" then you should investigate the Super Saturday program.  Lots of interesting classes for the youngsters.  Look for me in the "Hands-On Geometry with Zome" class.

Computer Programming Club Today

posted Feb 2, 2013, 8:21 AM by Gordon Riddell

1:00p til 2:30p at the Pack Memorial Library, in the activity room, across from the children's section.  Open to the public.  $2 donation is requested to help pay for the space.  Thanks, see you all there!

Advanced Arduino and Video Game Design classes in Feb

posted Feb 1, 2013, 12:36 PM by Gordon Riddell

Getting ready to launch Advance Arduino and Advanced Computer Programming classes next week. Students who have completed Intermediate classes are eligible. Cost $40 for four weeks. Please email or message me for details.

TED Talk on Robots

posted Jan 31, 2013, 5:29 AM by Gordon Riddell   [ updated Jan 31, 2013, 5:30 AM ]

From TED Conference at NASA.  I recently showed this to a group of robotics students at Carolina Day School... their enthusiasm for the demonstrations made me want to re-post it here.  So, if you haven't seen it, this video is truly awe-inspiring.

Summer Camps Announced

posted Apr 9, 2012, 9:12 AM by Gordon Riddell   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 9:44 AM ]

The 2012 Tek-Kids Summer Camps have been announced.  Click here to see our flyer.  All camps are Monday through Thursday at the French Broad Food Co-op.  They will run from 9am to 3pm.  

posted Feb 13, 2010, 6:16 PM by Gordon Riddell   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 9:34 AM ]

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