All kids are welcome to participate and stay all day or any part however seating is first reserved for PJMan & The StarGazers Kids Graduates and then based on order of registration.

This class is a two part class from 8 – 10am that will roll into the Scratch Video Game Programming class from 10-11:30am and then playtime in the Museum where kids can play the many video games.  Then from 12-2pm,  PJMan & The StarGazer Kids will prep for trip to San Francisco next Saturday.

Part 2 will occur, December 8, 2018 and will be more hands-on.  Registering into this class will automatically register you into the December 8th class, the Scratch Video Programming Classes and qualifies for free play in the Museum ($10 value each day).

The ultimate goal of these classes is teach kids how to program robots using Raspberry Pi.

Takeo Kimura, Program Manager from Intel, Autonomous Cars Initiative will introduce kids to the AI app Raspberry Pi and integrate music and vocals using Scratch. Scratch is a tool developed for kids by MIT to them to code video games and presentations.  Takeo will follow up with a hands-on class December 8th.  All of our graduates have been using Scratch for over a year but newcomers will be able to pick up easily.  This class will focus on showing kids who have been using Scratch to code video game how to use AI in a more tangible way.

The objectives of this class are:

  • To leverage what they know in Scratch with Raspberry Pi to better understand Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a fun, interactive and more tangible way;
  • To use music -instrumental, singing and speaking as a way to learn more about AI, explore and experiment;
  • To create synergy where kids to explore AI more in a fun, hands-on way with other kids of all ages.

Kids interested in learning more about robotics are encouraged to check out our partner’s the MADE (The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment) Robotics Club which meets every other Sunday starting at 1pm.  

 When:   8am – 2pm Saturday, October 13, 2018 and December 8, 2018

Introduction to Raspberry Pi using Scratch & Music is from 8-10am

 Where: The MADE (The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)

3400 Broadway, Oakland, CA.



To register, click here:

Instructor’s Bio:

Takeo is originally from Japan and moved to the US to Chicago, IL at 7 years old due to he’s parents work. Graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison with an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree. Currently working at Intel in the Programmable Solutions Group as a Technical Program Manager, being a project manager for their Autonomous Vehicle initiatives.

He has 2 boys aged 9 and 8, and loves to run, play soccer and travel with his family. He’s also lived and worked in Denmark, Tokyo and most recently in Germany as a project manager.

PJMan & The StarGazers is collaborating with Oakland’s video game museum, The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)  to teach kids  Introductory Project Management, Leadership and Scratch Video Game Programming and Drawing skills. Scratch is a programming tool developed by MIT to teach kids to code/program video games.

Why Project Management: Children use makeshift skills to manage projects all the time. However, think how much easier it would be for both them and you (parents) if they learned skills to help organize their next book report or science project. Instead of procrastinating and trying to figure out where and how to start, you can both put more time and effort into enjoying the project. Our approach is fun and action packed to equip your child with skills they will use for the rest of their lives. Plus, many industries look for people with project management skills. Why not give them a little advantage by exposing early in a fun relevant way.

To learn more about past classes and project, visit:

For more information:

  When:   8am – 2pm Saturday, October 13, 2018

Introduction to Raspberry Pi using Scratch & Music is from 8-10am

Where: The MADE (The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)

3400 Broadway, Oakland, CA.


Cost: All classes are FREE. To play in games in museum for free you must take a free class (savings of $10). This classes meet the requirement to play free.

Computers are provided by and at the MADE for all classes. Students can practice what they’ve learned at home also. Qualifying low income students who do not have access to computers at home can receive a free recycled computer on behalf of Oakland Technology Exchange West

Class Agenda & Schedule:

Project Management for kids:  Fun skills for Kids Workshop – Introduction to Raspberry Pi Using Scratch and Music

8-10am    Instructor: Takeo Kimura from Intel – Autonomous Cars Project

10-11:30am One of the talented staff at The MADE will teach students how to program a video game using Scratch.  If we run out of computer space due the workshop, kids can play games in the museum early.  This class  is recommended but  not required because of computer  constraint:

11:30-12pm Free Play in the museum – The MADE is the only all-playable video game museum in the world. They were the first dedicated open to the public video game museum in the United States. Their collection houses over 5,300 playable games. The MADE is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of video game history, and to educating the public on how video games are created. Their goal is to inspire the next generation of game developers.

12-2pm     All kids are welcome to participate: PJMan & The StarGazers Kids Graduates will prepare for their trip to San Francisco for the following Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Note:  Registering for the Project Management workshop will automatically register  your into the Scratch Video Game Programming & Graduate Classes.  Kids can stay for the entire day or attend partial classes.  If we run out or space, I’m asking PJMan & The StarGazers Kids Graduates to double up,  give the other kids the available seat(s) or play in the museum (your favorite).