Making circuits play ball with Makey Makey Go and electric paint

A Summer of sporting optimism and the anticipation of the start of the US Open after th'olympics and Wimbledon.  That's the background to our latest project, with an intention to nurture problem solving skills and perseverance alongside paddle prowess. And not forgetting role models though making.  In this case though, linking the sound of successes from…

The Yorkshire Mission to Mars – Saturday 12th March ’16

Just a few snippets from a fantastic day for family STEM learning during British Science Week. Full blogposts from the event are at Ground Control's website here, as 90 people joined us at the launch. An amazing collaborative day as the Huddersfield and Leeds Raspberry Jam communities joined through a Space themed Jam - The Yorkshire…

How do you solve a problem like Ada?

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 created by the students themselves, who quickly discovered wearable tech possibilities using Codebug as their programmable device. Which direction did they take to use wearables as…