In-Person Girls into Coding Events are back!
Girls into Coding are hosting a free, in-person event on Sunday, 28 November 2021, for girls aged 10 – 14.
28 November 2021, 2.30pm to 5pm
Mansel Road Center, 1 Mansel Road, London, SW194AA
To find out more and book your place go to Eventbrite.
Places are limited and operate on a strictly first come first served basis.
About the Event
Choose 1 of 5 exciting workshops. There will also be lightning talks to inspire and encourage girls aged 10 -14 to get involved in tech.
Each participant can only book one workshop because they will run simultaneously. You will be able to explore coding activities, robotics, 3D printing/design, electronics, and physical computing using the BBC Micro: bit and the Raspberry Pi (tiny computers).
This is a fantastic opportunity to use Python (text-based language) and Microsoft Makecode, while getting some hands-on making time!
Information about the Workshops
Workshop#1: Build a hand-held camera
We’ll put together a Raspberry Pi, mini-screen, and a few buttons. Add a camera module. We’ll program your camera to take pictures and review images. Add enhanced features, like time-lapse!
Workshop #2: Grabber Robot With Micro:bit
Build a robot powered by the Microbit that can be used as a grabber. You will build the robot, adding different components, and wiring it all up. Then program the robot using Microsoft MakeCode.
Experience: Basic working knowledge of block-based code but beginners are welcome!
Workshop#3: Introduction to 3D Design, 3D Scanning & 3D Printing
A hands-on workshop using 3D design software. The main focus will be on establishing the basic skills needed for 3D modelling.
Please bring your own storage device (USB, SD card or portable hard-drive) to save your work.
Workshop #4: Learning to move a robot arm
This is going to be a fun activity building a 3D printed robot arm and learning how to make it move. On our journey, we will learn about all its components and what they do. We will learn about how to position the robot arm using code (this is called Kinematics), and then we will code the robot arm so that we can experience and understand how this works in real life! We will be using Micropython for this activity.
Level: Intermediate with basic knowledge of Python.
Workshop #5: Physical Computing with Circuit Playground Express
Use capacitive touch to make music with the Circuit Playground Express and a DIY cardboard keyboard, and code musical tones onto the board using Adafruit Makecode.
Experience: Beginners are welcome!
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