science_focus_at_bristolOn Saturday 14 June, one of the UK’s top ten family attractions will host an exciting free event for children, parents and teachers. At-Bristol’s ‘Digimakers’ event promises to inspire the next generation of technical innovators.

During the day, a series of workshops will be available to visitors. Alongside programming activities, the hands-on workshops will also include the use of Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Lego Mindstorms. With changes to the national curriculum recently implemented, this event will empower teachers with new ideas for the classroom, as well as providing a practical introduction to new technologies.

Activities will include:

  • A drop-in centre for novice Raspberry Pi users
  • Controlling a Robotic Rover with Scratch
  • Catching a biscuit thief using a Raspberry Pi as an intruder alarm
  • A dance-off with Lego Mindstorms
  • An introduction to Python and Scratch

The University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering and BCS have organised this year’s event in response to a national skills shortage in electrical and electronic engineering and computer science.

Over 1,500 guests have enjoyed previous events, and with corporate sponsors including Imagination Technologies, Renishaw, Nvidia, Toshiba and The Society of Merchant Venturers, ‘Digimakers’ looks like one you won’t want to miss.

To register for Digimakers for free, go to Eventbrite.