This May Half Term at the Imagination Lab, we’ve got more of our popular creative coding skills camps for children aged 7-12. Find out what we’ll be exploring and what events you can book.

Go wild with Micro:bit

Micro:bit, a tiny programmable computer, is an incredibly versatile tool, and can be used to code lights, sensors, sounds and more. We always love to see what creative inventions children come up with using this tool, like Kathellen Lima’s ‘anti-trash buoy”, designed to keep the rivers in her hometown clean as part of the Micro:bit challenge. We’ll be exploring what Micro:bit can do at Lab Liftoff: Robot Zoo. Children will create personalised robot animals, which react to the environment around them – everything from a shark unicorn to free-wheeling elephant. Book here.

Making up the rules with Scratch 3

We all love playing games – but we love inventing them more! At our newest Lab Liftoff camp, Lab Liftoff: Game Invention children will learn coding through Scratch 3, a coding programme and BBC Micro:bit to build and design their own games. Whether it’s either recreating their favourites or inventing new games, they’ll be making the rules an putting their gaming skills to the test! Book now.

Life-hacks with LEGO

A life-hack is any idea that can make your day to day life easier. How about a robot that works as an electronic service maid or a Busy Bot that can pick up LEGO pieces after a mega making session? The first was invented by an American tech company and the other by one of our  Imagination Lab inventors. At Lab Liftoff: Bricks & Code this Half Term, we’ll be asking for more dream life hack inventions. Children will explore coding and robotics through LEGO building challenges to bring their ideas to life. Book here.

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