Hands-On Technology Camps

See our exciting lineup of summer, intersession, and trackout camps, including drones, digital creativity, game design, and PC building! In Durham and Raleigh. Ages 11-18.

Computer Classes for Beginners

Mondays from September 11 to October 2, 6 – 8 pm
FREE. Ages 18+

These four classes will help new computer users learn basic skills and get comfortable using Microsoft Windows, office programs, and the Internet. These classes are great for beginners with little or no computer experience.

  • Computer Basics. Learn how to use Windows, including basic programs, multitasking, saving, copying, and deleting files, organizing folders, and using USB drives.
  • Office Programs. Learn how to use free LibreOffice programs to create simple documents, including text formatting and page layout. Get an introduction to creating spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Internet Basics. Learn how to browse websites, find good info using Google searches, complete forms and send files, and use email.
  • Social Media and Smart Sharing. Learn about social media sites, protecting your privacy, avoiding scams, and enjoying and sharing photos, music, and videos.

Internet Security and Privacy

Thursday, September 7, 6 – 8 pm
$10. Ages 16+.

Are you doing enough to protect yourself online and keep your personal info safe? This class will help you increase your Internet security and privacy savvy. In clear, practical language, we’ll cover essential topics, explain the jargon and technical terms, and provide “next steps” you can take immediately.

Arduino Basics Workshop

Saturday, September 16, 1 – 4 pm
$10. Ages 14+.

Get a hands-on introduction to the Arduino, the hugely popular microprocessor platform that’s used in prototyping and hobby projects. You’ll set up the Arduino hardware and its software interface, then add push buttons, LEDs, sensors, and a liquid crystal display, and write code to make them work together.

Coders Club - August meeting

Saturday, August 26, 5-7 pm
$5, dinner included. Grades 6-8.

Build and code a musical instrument that you play without touching it! You’ll connect an ultrasonic sensor to a circuit board and a Raspberry Pi, and then you’ll write code to turn your hand movements into musical notes. Experiment with variables to change the sound of your music.

Our digital literacy and technology training program inspires success by teaching critical computer and Internet skills.

Questions? Contact us at classes@kramden.org.

Scholarships: Many Kramden classes are free. Need-based scholarships are available for other classes. To apply for a scholarship, email us for an application form.

Volunteer as an assistant instructor or even lead a class. Email us to find out how you can help.

Kramden’s classes are taught in the Lenovo Learning Lab at our office in Durham. Get directions.