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Love bats? Design, code, build and decorate your own electronic bat detector then put it to the test with a special bat walk in Cannon Hill Park on Halloween! Plus you get to keep the reusable microprocessor and electronics kit for fun at home.  Specially designed for families so that you can learn about the wonderful world of electronics and British wildlife together.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children and young people aged 6 to 13 years plus their parent or guardian. It is open to all ability levels so is suited to beginners. The class will be tailored to the participant’s abilities. All our staff are DBS checked. 

The course may be accessible for children with disabilities as we can provide a learning support worker and all classes are adapted to meet the specific needs of the group. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to. 

What will you learn on this course? 

This course introduces young learners to the realm of digital art forms and electronics, with elements of coding, designing and building all within a creative and playful environment. Learners will create their very own bat detector using regular craft materials and working electronic parts that can produce sounds, lights or movement. Working with a key industry professional in the Midlands, children will engage with digital activities through an exciting creative way.

The ticket price includes one reusable microprocessor and electronics kit (per family ticket), and a bat walk in Cannon Hill park at 6.30pm. Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians during the bat walk.

Do you need to bring anything? 

The course includes a reusable microprocessor, electronics and sensor kit which will be yours to take away so the children can continue to play or rebuild.

Are there any additional costs? 

All components are provided.

Who teaches this course? 

James Hannam