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Lab Liftoff: Robot Zoo

The Institute of Imagination

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Lab Liftoff: Robot Zoo

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Child ticket 27 Aug 2019 £65.00 £0.00
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You’re invited to… Lab Liftoff: Robot Zoo 

Join us for a full day skills camp for children aged 7-12 exploring creative invention using micro:bit, a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning easy and fun!

What can I expect at Lab Liftoff: Robot Zoo

A slippery snake, a hungry squirrel or a roaring lion? What will you make for the robot zoo!

Working in small teams, children will learn how to use BBC Micro:bit, a tiny programmable computer which can be used to create everything from robots to musical instruments. They’ll design, build and programme their own moving and interactive robot animal for our robot zoo.

Once they’ve got to grips with coding their Micro:bit, children will invent and design a robot animal using motors, lights and sensors, arts and crafts.

Children will learn coding and invention skills using the Make Code interface and they’ll get to stretch their creative thinking using arts and crafts to personalise and make their robot animals.

The workshop is for all abilities and allows children with previous experience of Micro:bit to work on more complicated projects.

When is Lab Liftoff: Robot Zoo?

This camp is taking place on Wednesday 28 August, from 10:00am until 4:00pm. This is a drop-off event, children do not need to be accompanied by a parent or carer during the workshop. There will be a show and tell which parents and carers are invited to attend at 3:30pm. The day will finish at 4:00pm.

Who is Lab Liftoff: Robot Zoo for and how much does it cost?

Ideal for children aged 7-12 years. The camp costs £65 for the full day of activities and once you have picked up your children at 4pm you’re welcome to join us in the Engine Hall for Mega Maker Lab, between 4pm and 5pm.

Please note, projects cannot be taken home at the end of the day as the micro:bit computers must remain in the Imagination Lab.

Are refreshments available at Lab Liftoff: Robot Zoo

Lunch is not provided, children should bring a packed lunch to the Lab.

If you have further questions about the camp, please email: imaginationlab@ioi.london.

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Imagination Lab
The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street
SE1 7AG London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)


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