Choose 1 of our 4 exciting workshops. There will also be lightning talks to inspire & 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 online coding activities, online robotics, 3D Design, electronics and physical computing using the BBC Micro: bit (tiny computers), This is a fantastic opportunity to use Python (text-based language) and to get some hands-on making time from the comfort of your home.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
IF YOU BOOK MORE THAN ONE TICKET PER PARTICIPANT, YOUR BOOKING WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED.
THE 4 WORKSHOPS BELOW WILL RUN SIMULTANEOUSLY – THEREFORE EACH PARTICIPANT SHOULD ONLY BOOK ONE WORKSHOP
Workshop #1: The Crawlbot
IMPORTANT NOTE: For this workshop, Girls Into Coding (GIC)will send a kit to the participants prior to the session. GIC will provide a postage-paid envelope for the return of the kit once the event is over. Please note that this particular workshop will only be available to UK RESIDENTS.
Build a 2-legged crawling robot. Then attach a Microbit controller. Use MakeCode blocks to code the legs to move in a lifelike manner. Then code the robot to respond to your touch!
- Material needed: A computer (Windows or Mac, but not a tablet)
- Experience: No experience required
Workshop #2: Microbit Robot
IMPORTANT NOTE: For this robotics workshop, Girls Into Coding (GIC)will send a kit to the participants prior to the session. GIC will provide a postage-paid envelope for the return of the kit once the event is over. Please note that this particular workshop will only be available to UK RESIDENTS.
Build a robot powered by a Microbit that will move and avoid obstacles.
You will assemble the robot, add a motor controller board, an ultrasonic sensor, and wire the components together. You will program the robot using MicroPython.
- Materials needed:
A computer with access to the internet; the kit & instruction sheet will be been sent to the participants prior to the session.
The participants should have a good basic working knowledge of Python. They will be guided by instruction sheets and live demo.
Workshop #3: Robot Simulator – Avoiding obstacles with a virtual robot
We will be using an online version of the webots simulator to program a robot to avoid random obstacles as it travels across a virtual classroom! In this activity, we will learn about simple algorithms which can help robots travel to where they need to go! We will also find out about the importance of simulating robots and why this can help us write better programs!
- Material needed:
A computer and access to the internet
We will be writing these programs in python and it will help if you have basic experience of programming in python before. But even if you haven’t you’re welcome to join in and we will accommodate everyone!
Workshop #4: Exploring 3D Design
This is an exciting remote learning workshop for bright young minds where they get to compare and assess some of the best freely available 3D Design software.
Participants will quickly get up to speed on core skills, best practices, workflow process and required tasks to become a successful 3D Designer..
Participants will understand and use parametric modelling tools (shapes & measurements) and free form modelling tools (moulding & shaping digital clay).