Design Camp Workshop Sold out

Robot Olympics

Come and learn how to create robots to compete in various games of the Design Museum’s Olympics using the BBC Micro:Bit.

Suitable for young people at secondary school, aged 11-14.

What to expect

Join us in this full-day creative workshop where we will be learning how processors work and using code to control electronics. At the end of the day, you will take home your very own Micro:Bit to continue to code and create!

Robotics challenges will vary from speed races to long jumping. There will be a full introduction to microcontrollers – small computers that can be inserted into electrical circuits to allow people to digitise the world around them.

We will go from notes on paper to writing code on a computer, using the code on our own robots and making them move. We will also learn about the history of robotics and how revolutions such as the internet of things will affect our lives in the future.

Throughout the day, there will be presentations, gallery visits and opportunities for new inventions.

Testimonial from a participant who attended our previous workshop 'Code your own adventure' in February 2022:

“It was friendly. I learned and had fun, and you could make your own project. It was about programming, something I enjoy. We also got to learn the history of videogames”.

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Testimonial from a mother whose son attended our previous workshop 'Code your own adventure' in February 2022:

'When my son came home, he was very enthusiastic about the day and how much fun it had been - high praise indeed from a boy whose usual response to anything is ‘fine’ or ‘good’!'

Facilitator

Joe Hoole

Joe is an Interaction Designer with half a decade of experience in the industry and skills honed in Visual Effects, Games Design, Programming, Robotics and Graphic Design. He is also a massive geek who loves 3D printing, laser cutting and anything that keeps him at the cutting edge of design and technology.

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Booking information

Young person: £75
Members: £60

All equipment, materials and light refreshments will be provided, but you’ll need to bring a packed lunch.

For your safety, we are operating at a reduced capacity for our events. Increased cleaning has also been implemented across the museum. Face masks are encouraged.

This workshop is suitable for young people at secondary school, aged 11-14.

Capacity: 20 people

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Background image by Joe Hoole.