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Lab Liftoff: #RobotZoo

21st January 2018, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

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You’re invited to… Lab Liftoff: #RobotZoo

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

What can you expect at Lab Liftoff: #RobotZoo?

In this all day workshop, children will learn about and interact with robotics, using Birdbrain Technologies’ Hummingbird Kits. Using these kits, children will design and build a Robot Zoo, creating moving robot animals.

Using craft materials, sensors, lights and servos children will learn about engineering, electronics, coding and physical prototyping whilst imagining a whacky world of robotic animals.

This is a beginner friendly ‘hackathon’ fusing science, arts and technology. Working in groups, children will create their zoo and take part in a fun showcase event at the end of the day for parents and carers. The goal of these animatronic 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.

When and where is Lab Liftoff: #RobotZoo?

Sunday 21 January, 11am – 3.30pm, at the Imagination Lab. At this event, children would be dropped off at the Lab at 11am and parents or carers would return at 3pm for a showcase. The event finishes at 3.30pm.

Who is Lab Liftoff: #RobotZoo for and how much does it cost?

Lab Liftoff: #RobotZoo is ideal for children aged 7+ years. It costs £40 per child. This is a drop-off event, parents and carers should leave their children at the workshop and return for the showcase at 3pm.

Are refreshments available at Lab Liftoff: #RobotZoo?

Lunch is not provided, children should bring a packed lunch to the Lab.

Event partner:

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21st January 2018
11:00 am - 3:30 pm


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

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