ArcadeLAB will see students progress through a variety of tutorials aimed at developing their skills and techniques in building their own 80s style arcade game using Microsoft Makecode. After gaining a grasp of the basics and some inspiration, students will then design and create their own game! ArcadeLAB is suitable for children and teenagers.
CodeLAB is an interactive programme for those interested in learning how to code basic programs using Python, a great, beginner-friendly coding language. Theses sessions are suitable for complete beginners and offered to children and teens.
Edison the Programmable Robot
Edison is a programmable robot is designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource for coding and robotics education for children. This 5 week programme is held during term time only and repeats each term. It is held at Central Library and registration is compulsory for participation.
HomeschoolLAB is another version of The LAB but for homeschool students. Throughout term time, students explore a variety of topics with activities and experiments, from TinkerCad to electronics, coding and stop motion animation. This programme is suitable for children and teenagers.
The LAB - Libraries mobile makerspace programme is an interactive programme for young people which engages them in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and engenders a passion for learning. Registrations are compulsory for the The LAB. If you are successful, you will be emailed confirmation of your attendance. If the class is already full, you will be put on the wait list for the next class and informed of this as soon as possible.
LEGO Mindstorms Robot Workshop
Learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorms robot over 10 sessions in Auaha. LEGO Mindstorms sessions are held during term time only. The programme suitable for 8-12 year olds, and all equipment is supplied for use. The sessions are held at Central and registration is compulsory.
Li'l Constructibles is a 10 week programme which uses STRAWBEES, an award-winning Swedish construction set, for building things that can stand, move, spin, glide, or even walk across the floor using straws, connectors and micro-bits. It can boost children's creative confidence through construction, programming and robotics. This programme is suitable for ages 4 to 8 and is held at Chartwell Library. Registration is compulsory for participation in this programme.
Li'l STEAMers - A STEAM Programme
Li'l STEAMers is a STEAM programme for children aged between 5-7 years old. It involves a science storytime with discussion of the science in the story and a hands-on activity. Kids get to be creative and have fun while exploring with science, technology, arts and math... and a story to go with it! Registrations are compulsory for participation.