Smart Play Zone is our Little Geeks HQ packed with fun tech experiences and the latest in tech and gaming. Explore state-of-the-art VR with STEAMhouse, play old-school retro games with Dead Pixels, chill-out with Syntropy States Digital Meditation, and experience our new Little Geeks Ozone, MAC,s prototype virtual reality space.
WHAT'S IN THE SMART ZONE
STEAMhouse VR Experience
Learn all about virtual reality with STEAMhouse in their specially designed geodesic dome. Talk to the VR experts and learn all about careers in VR and XR. You can also experience Virtual reality yourself with their Occulus headsets and cool 360 degree films – and talk with experts to learn all about careers in VR and XR.
Chill out to Syntropy States an exquisite geometric audio visual art work, designed to help you relax after all the gaming! Created by artist Allie Litherland.
Drop in DJ workshop with Selextorhood
Learn to mix sounds with Selextorhood on Thursday 28 October from 2-4pm.
For any curious minds out there, come and see the art of 3D printing with our resident expert in 3D printing.
Makey Makey: Banana Keyboards & Brioche Bongos
Created by MIT, Makey Makey’s are the must have piece of kit for Little Gamers. Have you ever wondered how to Makey Makey a banana keyboard? Learn and be wowed at the same time with easy-to-use invention kits that teaches you all about fruity conductivity and turn everyday items into computer keyboards.
Little Geeks Ozone
Welcome to Little Geeks Ozone our new virtual space where you can meet, play, explore and just chill out.
Brought to life by VR experts STEAMhouse you will see real time building of the Ozone using Mozilla Hubs and Spoke VR software. You can try out the Ozone yourself, and even fly around the dome!
You can learn from our experts then try out Mozilla at home and make your own virtual worlds.
MAC Raspberry Pi Weather Station
We do love to talk about the weather... Learn how to do it on a whole other level by building a weather station to measure climate and weather data. Using the popular DIY Raspberry Pi kit, discover how this technology is used across the world, from farmers in India to NASA.
MAC Makes Music
Mac Makes Music are bringing new accessible musical technology to this years festival, come and try it out and make some noise!
Join Music Leaders Kris Halpin and Liz Birch and try out mini.Mu gloves and accessible music technology.
The Smart Play Zone is recommended for families, adults and every child able to play and interact.