This workshop is a gentle introduction to a coding interactive electronics for kids using the Micro:bit
[ NOTE: We have cancelled this workshop due to lack of numbers ]
The Micro:bit is a cheap and cheerful computer designed specifically for beginning coders and makers. It is easily programmed using a drag-and-drop editor, and once programmed to do your bidding, can be run from 2 AA batteries. On-board it has 25 LED lights that can be used as a display, programmable buttons can be used to control games, motion detectors, animatronics and other real-world contraptions. They can also talk to each other wireless, which opens up all sorts of fun possibilities.
The design of the board, and the programming interface are very accommodating of beginners - so this workshop would be ideal if you've never done much coding before or tinkered with electronics, but are maybe interested in trying it out. This will be a hands-on workshop with small numbers and two instructors to help you get started.
Micro:bits are provided for the workshop. We also provide some older laptops to program the boards during the workshop, but we are welcome to bring your own computer (Windows or Mac) if that suits you bet