Soldering on to connect #MakerEd plans

Preparing for the unknown: Next week I'll be facilitating an Ada Day with a group of students who's activities will be centred around student voice and digital making. They'll be challenged to creatively visualise and solve real world problems, which are linked to their school's global citizenship curriculum. Following this first session, the students will…

Leeds Raspberry Jam: First birthday at Swallow Hill

Wow - a year since we started to put our monthly meet up into the calendar at Swallow Hill ! This month's Raspberry Jam had the usual mix of shared projects to make and individual projects to share. And with birthday projects came cake ūüôā Great night @LeedsRaspJam on 1st birthday. Incl @Space_Station . One…

Hull Raspberry Jam, September 2016

Another great community learning event when over 80 people registered, and this time planned with more support for a wider array of digital making projects. We were joined by friends from GPIO¬†and Code Club¬† who added to the workshop programme and gave more opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborating and networking. Highlights above¬†from Trevor's 'Introduction to…

From Leeds to #Rio2016 with Codebug

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 project complexities. Drum beats and robot waves were the starting point for some creative problem solving when initially tackling the code and wiring. Step by step instructions…

Seamless wearables from #DayToEvening

Background There's one¬†aim in this tinkering project;¬†to use whatever successes, frustrations and new knowledge gleaned¬†to plan¬†activities and¬†develop¬†next generation digital making sessions. Time to tinker and explore means ideas to be inspired, engage, collaborate and share new processes and opportunities through community, work and personal projects. That shouldn't be lost in the tongue in cheek approach…