Make n’ Break Computers – Bexhill

Build and program a fully working computer and electronic game with no electronics or computing experience required!

Centre Stage, 87 London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3LB

14th to 16th February 2022 – 10am to 4pm

Our free Make ‘n Break Computers workshops are exclusively for children and young people aged between 8 and 14 who receive benefit related free school meals and other eligible groups.*

In the morning you will:

  • Enjoy a delicious free breakfast
  • Learn about the origins of TinyBasic and the history of computer programming
  • Build your very own TinyBASIC computer from the bare components
  • Test and program your new machine
  • Get active with fun table tennis games courtesy of PingPong4U.

In the afternoon you will:

  • Enjoy a nutritious, locally prepared plant-based packed lunch from our friends at Poppyseed Bakery and an informative and interactive talk about the benefits of a plant-based diet.
  • Build an electronic TinyPONG electronic game to use with your TinyBASIC Computer
  • Create and run a custom TinyPONG light-show program
  • Install and play the TinyPONG game using the computer and controller that YOU built
  • When we are finished with MAKE , it is time to BREAK the machine by carefully detaching all of the components from the computer ‘breadboard’.

As a reward for participating in the course, everyone will receive a printed certificate before they leave.

Due to available space and Covid precautions, parents/carers will not be able to participate in the workshops and should return for their child at the documented finish time.

*Eligibility Criteria:

  • Receiving benefits-related free school meals – (priority group)
  • Referred to Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Have special educational needs or disability (SEND)
  • Young Carers (look after someone at home)
  • Have a disabled sibling
  • Referred to the School Mental Health Teams
  • Electively home educated
  • Gypsy, Roma & Traveller
  • Supported by “Family Focus”/”Troubled Families” services -provided by the council
  • Children in Need (CiN), Children on a Child Protection Plan (CP) and Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Live in areas of high deprivation
  • Have English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Families adversely affected by COVID

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Educraft are specialists in providing technology-based workshops to schools, museums and events across the UK and abroad. Our goal is to educate and inspire children towards a career in creative computer arts through the use of unusual and obscure tech.