Digital Arts & Creative Technology

Arduino Traffic Light Coding Workshop

Hosted by Chris Ball

Have a go at coding with electronics in this taster session workshop to celebrate EU Code Week. Learn to connect & configure the Arduino (a programmable circuit board and software), upload programs, prototype circuits & interact with different components. This workshop will take you through setting up the Arduino, and creating circuits to run example codes based on pedestrian crossings.
Free workshop, suitable for children aged 8+. To book a place call Macclesfield Library on 01625 374000

Arduino – TRAFFIC LIGHT WORKSHOP @ Macclesfield Library – Saturday 20th October
Workshops at 10.00am—11.00am & 11.30—12.30pm


Here at SHIFT HQ we are super excited to receive a #GrowWithGoogle grant to run Digital and Creative Technology workshops this October as part of @CodeWeekEU !
Come along to Poynton Library and try this amazing drone coding session with our friends at Mako Create.
Learn how to code a mini drone to take off, turn and land safely and then have a chance to take part in the challenge and put your new skills to the test.
No experience necessary – children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
No need to book – just come along and have a go…
T: 01625 374818

Computer science education is booming across Europe as it is being increasingly recognized as critical to young people’s academic preparation for the new global economy. Many children and young people do not have access to the the opportunity to develop the technical skills needed to master the jobs of the future. And we want to change that!

Since 2014 Google have supported Europe Code Week, providing sponsorships to organisations running initiatives with the aim of introducing students to computer science, and SHIFT (Cheshire East Council) is the only UK project to be awarded this funding for 2018. There are 25 organizations in 21 countries that have achieved funding with a goal to get over 32,000 children and young people excited about computer science.

SHIFT, in partnership with Cheshire East Libraries, will deliver a range of workshops to give coding opportunitiees across the borough. We aim for this to be the start of regular code clubs at libraries in both rural and town areas, to keep Europe Code Week’s momentum going!

The workshops will run between 6-20 October 2018 – check back for more info as new dates are added.

We’ll be updating our social media and events as soon as they are confirmed.

If you are interested in getting involved contact us for more information.

Happy Coding!! 🙂