Digital Arts & Creative Technology

EU Code Week Mobile Maker Space

Hosted by Wavemaker

As part of EU Code Week, come along to Wavemaker’s mobile digital laboratory where young makers will be able to try out a range of digital making.

Using Makey Makey devices, the Electronic orchestra uses simple circuits and switches. You will be able to create your own circuits to create your choice of music. Play a musical masterpiece with fruit and play-doh!

The Robot Coding challenge is a hands on introduction on what we need programming for and why it is an important skill for the future. You’ll get to programme, control and navigate a spherical robot through a maze / set course.

Intro to 3D Printing and Manufacture is a fun and engaging activity focusing on 3D Design, Printing and Manufacture. A discussion and demon of current and future tech will be followed by a chance for you to get hands on with 3D design software and techniques. Using the Wavemaker iPads pre loaded with 3D design apps and software you will have a play and create some unique 3D pieces.

No experience necessary – come along and have a go…
Call Alsager Library on 01270 375325, for more info


More about Wavemaker:

Wavemaker enable those furthest away from the digital world to get more empowered with it.
They are digital-engagement specialists with their first Makerspace based at The Mitchell Arts Centre in Stoke-on-Trent. Wavemaker integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM), into a broad and engaging curriculum in order to encourage our makers to make the most of their talents, so that they can be better equipped for the challenges of tomorrow. Wavemaker strongly believes that everybody should have access to technology regardless of their background, education and ability.
Wavemaker are dedicated to raising digital engagement in and around Stoke-on-Trent, and beyond, be that through enabling people to skype their relatives for the first-time, send an email, or to become the next groundbreaking maker in 3D digital design. Whatever your needs, we are here to help! Wavemaker also supports businesses and communities in the local area. Wavemaker has to-date partnered with the likes of NHS Digital, Aspire Housing, North Staffs YMCA, and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, to provide digital-tech services for local businesses and communities. They provide makerspace workshops, accredited IC3 and Adobe training, diagnostic and consultation services, learning resources, a STEAM based curriculum, and a mobile-makerspace van to raise digital-tech engagement in and around Stoke-on-Trent and across the UK. If you are a interested in partnering with Wavemaker, or getting involved contact:
Wavemaker: providing people with the space to make, play, learn and grow.
This activity is part of EU Code Week
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 !

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 – we’re just confirming which workshops will run where so check back for more info.

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!! 🙂