Powerhouse runs some great-looking holiday courses

Thinkspace at the Powerhouse Museum has some really good looking holiday courses coming up. The ones involving building electronic circuits look particularly interesting. Here are some of the courses from their website:

Arduino Jam One-day Workshop for beginners 
2 – 4, 9 – 11 July, 10am-4pm
Ages 9 years and over 

Learn to build electronic circuits and program a computer chip to react to input sensors and control devices such as lights and motors. Arduino is for budding artists, designers, scientists, or anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. This workshop uses Thinkspace Arduino equipment.

Lilypad Jam One-day Workshop
5, 13 July, 10am-4pm
Ages 9 years and over 

Make a wearable electronics project to keep using the LilyPad ProtoSnap. LilyPad is an e-textile version of Arduino. Learn about circuits and computer programming. Build wearable interactive objects with components including vibration motor, RGB LED, button, switch, five LEDs, a light sensor, and temperature sensor. Discover how easy it is to make thousands of art, craft, engineering, music, science, and design projects with the LilyPad kit.

Scratch and Lego Jam One-day Workshop
2 – 6 July, 10am – 4pm
Ages 6 years and over
Build highly engaging, video games, animated stories and interactive art with Scratch and Lego. Use motors, motion sensors, light sensors and your imagination. Each day a different skill area is introduced, for example music, image re-mixing, stop frame animating, and rule based games. The possibilities are limitless!

Minecraft Jam One-day Workshop
9 – 13 July, 10am – 4pm
Ages 6 years and over 

Come help us build the Powerhouse Museum of tomorrow in our unique Powerhouse Museum Minecraft world (mod), featuring an exclusive collection of textures, objects, rules and game play. The best constructions and designs are published to the Powerhouse Museum’s online Minecraft gallery.

Full details are on the Thinkspace section of the Powerhouse Museum site.

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