Workshops: Paper Circuits and Physical Computing For Families

Thinkershield Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, MAAS developed technology.

The MAAS-developed Thinkershield, used in our Physical Computing workshops. Courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

Each year our friends at Thinkspace put together a fantastic array of workshops for budding makers (and their grown-up friends) to get into the world of electronic tinkering!

At this year’s Sydney Mini Maker Faire,  Thinkspace are offering two introductory sessions a day introducing you not only to the world of physical computing, but also creating paper circuits using conductive inks!

These sessions are always extremely popular, so click through to find out how you can book ahead to secure your spot.

 

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The Circuit Scribe electronics kit, used on our Paper Circuits workshop.

For Families: Paper Circuits

13 & 14 August
10–11am and 11am–12 noon (Two sessions each day)
Child: $12, Child (MAAS Member): $10
Bookings through Sydney Science Festival

Bring paper to life with simple or complex electric circuits. In this one-hour workshop you will light up your own drawings, illustrations or 3D paper sculptures with LEDs and copper tape. With this simple circuit you can experiment with and explore your artistic expression.

Family workshops are designed to create conversations between parents and young learners in shared environment. It creates a platform for learning to continue at home. Each child must have an accompanying adult and each person attending must have a valid ticket.

Please be sure to read our essential information for Thinkspace workshops.

Ages 7 and over.


Thinkershield Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, MAAS developed technology.

Thinkershield Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, MAAS developed technology.

For Families: Physical Computing

13 & 14 August
1–2pm & 2–3pm (Two sessions each day)
Child: $12, Child (MAAS Member): $10
Bookings through Sydney Science Festival

In this one-hour workshop, you will gain an introduction to the world of physical computing – where code is used to control electronic components such as lights and buzzers.

Fun, fast and accessible, this workshop focuses on Arduino, an open source microcontroller language, to bring the components to life. Learn how to code in this language using the ThinkerShield and a standard Arduino board.

Family workshops are designed to create conversations between parents and young learners in shared environment. It creates a platform for learning to continue at home. Each child must have an accompanying adult and each person attending must have a valid ticket.

Please be sure to read our essential information for Thinkspace workshops.

Ages 9 and over.

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