The best way to spend a rainy Saturday in November? Teaching kids about electronics!
On Saturday–as part of Ireland’s 2017 Science Week, our RoboSlam team delivered two workshops in Bunclody, county Wexford. Kids as young as seven participated, and each built a working video game developed by our team’s very own Frank Duignan.
Workshop 1 – For students with coding experience. Build the controller, play a game, change elements of a game using coding (15 Students, 10.45a.m. – 1.00 p.m., 8 – 12 years)
Workshop 2 – For students with no coding experience. Build the controller, play a game (15 Students, 2.15p.m. – 3.30p.m., for kids 7 – 10 years)
The kids were such fun, and all were completely engaged and excited to learn. Bunclody Library hosted the Workshops, Toaglas sponsored the event, and DIT retiree Charlie Prichard organized sponsorship. For more photos and info, visit our RoboSlam blog.
[…] On Saturday the 18th of November Breadboard games version 2 had its first outing in Bunclody library in Wexford. Shannon Chance from the RobosSlam team has documented the day here: https://shannonchance.net/2017/11/19/bread-board-games/ […]
One of the participants looks a bit like Santa!