Event Information

Fri 18 January | 6pm - 8pm | 6 weeks | £63 | All Levels | 12 - 17 yrs

Learn to invent, design, build and code creative electronic projects working with a leading industry professional.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for young people aged 12 to 17 years. It is open to all ability levels and young people don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany their children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course may be accessible for young people with disabilities who can participate in detail based activities. We provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The building 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 encourages young people to be creative and invent new products, designs and digital art forms using electronics. Each week students will be introduced to a Maker Lab project that may use micro processors such as arduino’s, raspberry pi’s, crumble kits or microbits, 3d printers, LED’s, electronic sensors and sounds. Students will be introduced to coding and creative problem solving, as well as entrepreneurial thinking.

Working with a key industry professional in the Midlands young people will engage with digital activities in an exciting creative way.

The course will be held on 6 sessions on alternate weeks. Students can sign up for 4 sessions then opt for an additional 2.

Do you need to bring anything

Young people are welcome to bring their own equipment with them. Basic equipment will be available for students to explore in the sessions. The tutor will be able to recommend sources for equipment should students wish to purchase their own.

Are there any additional costs?

None

Who teaches this course?

James Hannam

Dates & Times

    Young Inventors Maker Lab (YP97 Spring)