Coding & Creative Machines : April 2016 (Ages 10-15)

Sorry tickets are no longer available for this workshop.

There are still tickets available for the second week of the holidays: Out of Control Robots

Video : In January our students worked out how to program songs – on their hand made devices and it was a madhouse of singing machines and wonderful collaboration.

Time: 11th – 15th April 2016. (9am – 3pm except Friday: 9am – 12noon)

Location: Thirroul Railway Institute Hall

Price includes: A week’s worth of specialist tuition, the Polygon Door Core Kit ($76 worth of electronics), lunch and refreshments each day, and learning materials.

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Bring your own laptop or rent one of ours (limited numbers available) for an extra $50 a week.

In this week long creative technology lab for young people aged 10-15 we introduce coding in a way that expands student’s thinking about what they might create with computers and technology. We draw with code and sensors on our own tiny displays, use sensors to trigger events in the real world, build programmable machines and create playable games. We introduce students to  a range of options and help them realise ideas that they develop in the lab as a group.

In the past  our  students have used these technology and skills they develop during the week to build;

  • a ‘DiamoP1220028nd Thief’ game with lazer trip wires and count downs.
  • an anti-sister device warning them when their sibling had entered the room
  •  a handheld games console and a game to play on it
  • a tiny music machines with scrolling manuscript
  • an electronic flower that opens in the light and closes in the dark.

 

Each student takes away;

  1. A pack of hackable hardware/software constituted of:
    • An Arduino (which is a micro controller – a computer on a chip)
    • an OLED screen (a tiny display)
    • Sensors LEDs, buttons and more!
  2. The code, environment, and knowledge required to further explore hardware/software devices.

 

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