Here are just some of the exciting STEM workshops that Educraft can provide…
Design and animate video game graphics using real BBC Micro Computers from the 1980s!
This introduction to computer programming gives pupils hands-on experience of creating, editing and debugging a BASIC program, as well as an introduction to variables, giving pupils an appreciation of what is really going on under the flashy user interfaces of modern systems.
Make n’ Break Computers
Build and program a fully working computer and electronic game with no electronics or computing experience required!
By the use of innovative preprinted overlays we are able to increase or decrease the complexity of the computer and controller builds, meaning that Make n’ Break computers can be enjoyed by children in key stages 2, 3 or 4!
Test your codebreaking skills and find out whether YOU could have helped shorten World War II!
Our codebreaking workshops let pupils step into the shoes of Alan Turing and the legendary codebreakers from Bletchley Park. Using simple, vintage computer hardware to support their quest, they will endeavour to break the enemy’s codes and use the keys to decipher vital messages.
Educational Minecraft Workshops
It is a global phenomenon allowing over 130 million users worldwide to create and explore 3D worlds while crafting items, buildings and creatures to inhabit them.
We use Minecraft to engage children and young people with an educational task. Taking influence from a theme, setting or their local area, we create challenges and activities that will educate and entertain in equal measures.
Introducing the original education computer! The BBC Microcomputer was seen in most schools across the UK during the home computing boom.
A unique opportunity to experience life in the 1980s computer room. With simple programming challenges, freestyle BASIC programming and educational games, our experiential trip back in time is not to be missed!
Electronics and Robotics
Learn how to program a computer arm to carry out simple and complex tasks, create a working traffic light system or even use real fruit as a video game controller.
Chiptune Music Production
This introduction to music production allows students to program virtual instruments, sequence notes and combine melodies and percussion to create their own original compositions.
But this is no normal music lesson! Our Chiptune workshop uses the Nintendo Gameboy handheld games console to create new sounds from retro tech!
Bomb Defusal (VR)
You’re alone in a room with a bomb. Your friends, the “Experts”, have the manual needed to defuse it. But there’s a catch: the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!
Using Virtual Reality headsets, teamwork and nerves of steel, put your puzzle-solving and communication skills to the test as you and your friends race to defuse the bomb before time runs out!
Play the Game, Hear the Story!
Using exclusively licensed interview footage, hear the story of some of the most icon British video games from the people who made them and then try the games for yourself.
History of Computing
From machines with less computing power than a microwave oven to processing power-houses, our history of computing workshops demonstrate the unstoppable march of these wonderful machines.
Our timelines include 16 working systems running milestone software, information cards giving an overview of their history and importance combined with an interactive presentation and a fun and educational quiz.
History of Video Games
From simple games written by a single coder in their bedroom, to 3D worlds with 100s of staff and budgets in the tens of millions, our gaming timelines demonstrate how video games became the biggest entertainment market in the world.
Our timelines include 16 working systems running milestone games, information cards giving an overview of their history and importance combined with an interactive presentation and a fun and educational quiz.