Get Coding!

As is traditional at the end of the school year, we tried to do something a bit different for the last Code Club as a reward for the kids who have attended so regularly and with such enthusiasm. We brought over some basic electronics kits (Little Bits), taught them the basics of how they connect and with the help of some craft materials (paper plates, paper scissors, pens) let them get creative. As each component is colour coded by function and snaps together magnetically, the kids caught on really fast (they only had an hour) and produced some great results, including wagging tongues, flashing eyes, whirling optical illusions and a fan-powered paper plane! There was just time to show them some of our augmented reality books too. Continue reading “Get Coding!”

Internet of Things

Over half term, to replace our usual Code Club, Brompton Library took up the offer of an Internet of Things workshop offered to us by SamLabs via Brainiac. This turned out to be a great success all round! I was expecting our usual Code Club kids (usually about 10) minus a few who’d gone away but 20 turned up, which was challenging for our 2 facilitators, Sasha and Rosemary, but they rose to the challenge admirably! Continue reading “Internet of Things”