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.
- 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
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.