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Educators Workshop: #RobotZoo

20th January 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Adults working with robotics at Birdbrain Technologies workshop

You’re invited to… Educators Workshop: #RobotZoo

We’ve teamed up with BirdBrain Technologies from Pittsburgh, USA for a day of experimentation with robotics.

What can you expect at this event?

If you have in interest in robotics, this day-long workshop is for you. Aimed at beginners this ‘hackathon’ for educators fuses science, arts and technology with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and Micro:bit.

Using sensors, lights and servos, learn about engineering, electronics, coding and physical prototyping whilst imagining a whacky world of robotic animals. You’ll also learn how to engage students in the classroom and other maker spaces with this interactive technology, using the Hummingbird Robotics Kit to take your Micro:bit projects to the next level.

Working in groups, you’ll use Birdbrain Technologies’ Hummingbird Kit to design and create your moving robot animal and take part in a showcase event with the rest of the group. The goal of these robotic animals is to delight others with unexpected animation, combining creativity, technology and humor.

The creations from the workshop will be on display at BETT 2018 in the BirdBrain Technologies and Micro:bit  booths.

When and where is this event?

Saturday 20 January, 10am – 5pm, at the Imagination Lab. Attendees should arrive at 9.30am for a 10am start.

Who is this event for and how much does it cost?

This is a workshop for adults, 18+ years. It will be of particular benefit to anyone with an interest in robotics, educators looking to up-skill to use this technology in the classroom or those in the cultural sector wanting to experiment with robotics to understand its benefit for learning. It costs £25 per ticket.

Are refreshments available?

Lunch and refreshments are provided. Please let us know by 16 January if you have dietary requirements on hello@ioi.london

What do I need to bring?

Please plan to bring a laptop with you. If you don’t have a laptop, no problem. Just let us know ahead of time. Be sure to include an accurate email address when you purchase your ticket for the event. We’ll send you a link to download free software which you will need to take part.

Have more questions? Email Kelsey@birdbraintechnologies.com

Event partner:

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20th January 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Imagination Lab
The Workshop 26 Lambeth High Street
London, England United Kingdom

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