So nice to hear from you and learn that your health is improved!
Depending on scheduling, of course, I'd also love to see HtF bounce back soon! I will happily organize a table around micro:bit (using block-based) or the new Raspberry Pi Pico ($4), using CircuitPython.
One new challenge is that the fleet of Windows laptops we had been bringing, to support students who did not have their own computers, finally had to be retired to e-recycling. They were too old to run modern software and too underpowered to even run a minimal Linux, with batteries well beyond being chargeable etc. Many students do have school-provided Chromebooks these days, but those can be very limited for many of our activities. We had also gotten a generous donation of about 10 used Windows tablets from Microsoft; but after some efforts at cannibalizing a few to revive others, we eventually abandoned the effort. We really need a fresh batch of more modern laptops for checkout, after 2+ years of Covid, in order to ensure that less fortunate students are not left out. This is solvable and should not stop us from rebuilding this wonderful program.
I hope others also can find the energy. A combination of masking (maybe optional?) and hybrid might encourage more of the group to participate. I teach at Northeastern wearing a mask for hours each week, am fully boosted, and haven't gotten it so far! The new variants have spread widely in the community but they seem to be less life-threatening.
Mark L. Miller, Ph.D.