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littleBits: Learning through Making and Play

4th April 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

- Free

Session type: Free, but booking is essential via Eventbrite or the Museum Shop on 01772 905414.

Length of workshop: 1.5 hours.

Age: This workshop is aimed at participants aged 8 years and over. Parents/guardians must accompany children aged under 16 years old and should book a chaperone ticket.

Essential skills: Interested in technology or curious about how electronics work.

Desirable skills: None, as this is a beginner workshop, we will guide you through and provide simple yet effective recipes to follow.

Attendees: You don’t need to bring anything with you, just your enthusiastic minds.

Find out what you can create from everyday junk, when you mix it up with littleBits. littleBits is an innovative new technology that features fun and easy to use electronic building blocks to build your own exciting electronic creations. You will never believe what an old cereal box or an empty washing up liquid bottle can become, when you combine it with a ‘little’ creativity.

It has been proven that play boosts our creative thinking, whether you are 6 or 60. What better time to empower the next generation of Scientists, Technologist Engineers, Artists, or Mathematicians. Through a novel technology called littleBits, we teach STEAM based subjects through making and engaging people in playful practices.

littleBits are colour coded, magnetic and reusable electronic building blocks that are easy-to-use, empowering everyone to create large and small inventions. With our bespoke workshops, we use real-world examples of how technology works, to encourage participants to learn the basis principles of electronics and coding through experimentation and investigation. Our workshops benefit from years of real world experience in designing and developing technology solutions. Based on four simple principles participants will; CREATE, PLAY, EXPLORE and SHARE working independently or in group to prototype technological solutions.


4th April 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Harris Makerspace
Market Square
Preston, PR1 2PP United Kingdom


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