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You’re invited to… Sphero Racetrack Masterclass
What is Sphero? A cute robot, shaped like a ball, controlled by you, which loves nothing more than to zoom!
Working in pairs, children will learn how to move and control the Sphero. They will then go on to explore using programming language to control more movements. After getting to grips with the gadget, children will then be challenged to race their Sphero around the Sphero racetrack.
But this is not quite as simple as it sounds! The mischievous Sphero is prone to jumping off the track. In order to overcome various obstacles and challenges along the way and complete the racetrack as quickly as possible, the Sphero must always remain on the track.
Pairs will need to work together, not only to explore how to best control the Sphero, but also to perform inventive track upgrades to improve areas of the track that challenge the Sphero’s slippery ways.
This activity provides a great opportunity for children to develop their problem-solving skills alongside creative innovation and teamwork. With a chance to play with, explore and program the amazingly fun Sphero robot, we can promise fun, laughter and smiles all round.
Please note that no physical products will be taken away from this workshop.
How much is a Masterclass and what does it include?
A ticket is £25 and includes 1 hour masterclass for a child and an accompanying adult.
Accompanying adults need to stay on site throughout the masterclass and we recommend you join in the masterclass. A £25 ticket also includes entry to Mega Maker Lab for 1 adult and 1 child, which is in the main hall outside the Imagination Lab. Additional adults and children in the group that will not take part in the masterclass but want to explore Mega Maker Lab must buy a ticket. You can add additional entry tickets to Mega Maker Lab here, or you can purchase Mega Maker Lab tickets separately on the event page.
Who are masterclasses for?
Children aged 7-12 years and an accompanying adult.
The masterclasses are aimed at children, but an accompanying adult needs to be on site at all times as these are not drop-off events. Adults can also attend and enjoy the workshop too. The ticket includes entry into Mega Maker Lab which is an experience designed for adults and children to enjoy together.
When can I go into Mega Maker Lab?
You can enter Mega Maker Lab anytime between 10am-5pm on the day your masterclass is booked, so that’s before or after your Masterclass time. Entry with a £25 ticket is for 1 adult and 1 child. Any additional adults or children in the group not attending the masterclass must buy tickets separately.
Can I attend a masterclass without visiting Mega Maker Lab?
The masterclasses are an additional experience as part of the Mega Maker Lab and by booking a space at a Masterclass you get entry to Mega Maker Lab for one child and one adult included. It is not possible to attend a Masterclass without also entering the Mega Maker Lab, these tickets are combined.