For Families: Physical Computing

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.

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.