Make:Shift:Do is a festival of digital making by the Crafts Council, taking place across the UK on 28-29 October 2016.
FixHub is proud to be taking part for a second year in the Make:Shift:Do programme - this time, we'll be playing with robots!
As part of our monthly Bits + Bytes club, we are running two sessions each day that will provide an introduction to programming and show how you can use it to control a robot. These workshops are aimed at beginners and those who would like to learn more about programming. Using the Raspberry Pi we will show you the basics, how to create a programmed drawing, which we will then have our robot draw - you don't need to bring any tech or tools, just bring your enthusisasm!
The morning workshop will be using Scratch, a visual programming language that uses connecting blocks to build instructions (suitable for primary school age and up). The afternoon workshop will work with Python, a text-based programming language. Don't worry if you've never done any programming before, we'll help you get started :)
Make:Shift:Do is an opportunity for everyone to try their hand at a new craft for the digital age, from laser-cutting and 3D-printing to smart textiles and CNC-milling. Open-source making and the rise of 3D printers has resulted in the UK witnessing a boom in new making, all fuelled by accessible new design technology and the spread of social media.
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