An opportunity to look at drag and drop programming with the Sphero and see how far we could extend initial STEM to STEAM ideas for it. We’ve been controlling with a … Continue reading STEM to STEAM: Coding Art with Sphero
We used Codebug as a means to share local sporting stories but the purpose was to explore possibilities using servos with maker projects. Moreover, the process of adding additional servo outputs and with them … Continue reading From Leeds to #Rio2016 with Codebug
Our Flotilla kit from Pimoroni arrives and the first project is 4-fold: Check out ‘intuitiveness’ in the usual household fashion of what’s possible in 10 minutes without reading the instructions. … Continue reading Solving real life problems with Flotilla: Successful pairing of clean socks from the laundry basket
Yey – Makey Makey Go Inventor kits and booster gubbins arrive on a post-Christmas rainy day. Questions from the floor: What could we do in 10 minutes, including the time … Continue reading Minion transformation with a graphite pencil sketch and Makey Makey Go
A week of numerous conversations supporting plans to make computing and maker more inclusive ended with an email from a colleague that triggered this tinkering challenge. Warm Christmas wishes and … Continue reading Sensory Tree: Festive tinkering with Soundplant & Makey Makey
Why we did it: We decided to stand by Ahmed. Simple. The story of the clock, the arrest, and the resulting online discussions proved poignant when working to support MakerEd in … Continue reading Creating a Looney Tunes ‘PhotoBomb PhotoBooth’ with Raspberry Pi (and a few nervous moments)
Last year’s Jam Packed Tour was an amazing experience. That’s a description in the cold light of day, and along the way I was known to have use figurative language comparisons along the … Continue reading Back to Uni & making way with a new MakerEd Research project.
I managed to pop into the Scrap Leeds Creative Reuse Art Project in Farsley this week, having heard so much about their amazing projects and space in the city. Wow, … Continue reading Exploring recycled treasure at Scrap Leeds
Since the last Raspberry Jam in Leeds, back in July, it’s been on my mind to try out more activities with the Watercolorbot. That Summer’s day event was hosted at Digital … Continue reading Robotic Art on the Left Bank of the River Aire?
A glimpse into an Ada Lovelace inspired day during a Transition Week for Y6 students. Poetic science and the obvious focus on progression of programming through algorithmic design. Challenges were … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like Ada?
Twelve months on from Le Grand Départ of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. A year since the peloton passed through North Leeds on it’s way to the ceremonial start … Continue reading When cycling data becomes the input, not the output, with Raspberry Pi
Think I might’ve sounded a little grumpy lately. Waiting expectantly for a Watercolorbot is one thing but tackling the delivery service encountering comms barriers is another *. Continually looking for approaches and … Continue reading STEM to STEAM with a Paint-off Challenge