Make-a-thon

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    Team based

    Enter a team of up to four people

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    Ages

    Open to all ages

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    Skills required

    Some coding experience required

Enter a team. Win prizes! Solve a problem or challenge with an STEM/sustainability twist. Will be based on the Raspberry Pi and Pi-Top and lead by Marc Scott and team.

10:00 – 12:30 AM Session
13:30 – 16:00 PM Session

STEMettes (Women in STEM) Panel

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    Interactive workshop

    Especially for girls who are curious about a STEM career

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    Ages

    Open to all ages

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    Skills required

    An open mind!

Hear from women about their amazing roles within STEM, meet them, listen to their stories and their advice for you, the next generation. Refreshments included, as well as quizzes and prizes, lots of fun and some goody bags.

11:00 – 12:30 AM Session
14:00 – 15:30 PM Session

Event kindly sponsored by P J Care.

MakeyMakey Mayhem with Hacklab

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    1.5hr sessions

    Design and make an arcade based game

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    Ages

    Open to all ages

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    Skills required

    Everyone welcome!

Using the rad MakeyMakey board, you’ll pick a game from our Arcade and then design a physical controller you’ll make yourself! The MakeyMakey is a great tool for creating new digital interfaces: from the infamous ‘banana piano’ to hilarious ‘puppet boxing’ video games, the MakeyMakey is only limited by your imagination. At the end of the session, we’ll all play each other’s crazy new games in our ‘Hand-Made Arcade!’

10:00 – 11:30 Session 1
11:30 – 13:00 Session 2
14:00 – 15:30 Session 3

Chain Reaction with Cambridge Science Centre

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    2.5hr sessions

    One session in the morning and one in the afternoon

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    Ages

    Open to all ages

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    Skills required

    Everyone welcome!

20 teams will each build a crazy contraption that links to the next with the pull of a string – creating a spectacular chain that weaves its way around the venue, resulting in an exciting launch. The whole family can get involved in this team based engineering and science activity.

10:00 – 12:30 AM Session
13:30 – 16:00 PM Session

Minecraft Challenges

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    Sessions

    Hourly sessions

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    Ages

    Open to all ages

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    Required

    Bring along a device with Minecraft PE installed

*** Please bring along a device with Minecraft Pocket Edition installed and ability to connect to WiFi.***

The challenge will be broken into two different sections for Advanced and Beginners (A & B). You will have an option in both to cover one of two challenges. Space or Water & Lava. So get your Engineering and Science (Chemistry) hats on!

The Advanced challenge will cover Red Stone whereas the Beginner option will be to just building. Prizes will be awarded to all participants.

Hourly sessions running throughout the day. VERY LIMITED SPACES.

The following workshops do not require booking. Just turn up and take part!

Design and Engineer your own laser cut racing car

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    Sessions

    Drop-in sessions

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    Ages

    Open to all ages

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    Skills required

    Everyone welcome!

Session times to be confirmed.

Come and see how a laser cutting machine can make car parts which can be put together to build a model car that you will then race on a purpose built track!

Get coding BBC Micro:bit

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    Sessions

    Drop-in sessions

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    Ages

    Open to all ages

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    Interest Area

    Science & Technology

Get coding with the BBC Microbit computer!

Get into computing with BBC Microbit. Find out how the single biggest government funded computing project can get adults and children into computing. Get hands on experience with the Block Editor, code and then compile to the device.

Sessions at 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:00 (45 minute sessions throughout the day.)