Coding for Mobile Apps, Games and Wireless Gadgets - Saturday 6th April 2019

Coding for Mobile Apps, Games and Wireless Gadgets - Saturday 6th April 2019
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Coding for Mobile Apps, Games and Wireless Gadgets - Saturday 6th April 2019 £110.00

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Description :

This exciting and highly informative full day workshop will be led by David Hurren, the founder of and creator of the popular app for Android called 'DroidScript' with over 1 million downloads on Google Play.

You will learn :
  • How to code with JavaScript
  • How to make basic mobile Apps
  • How to display graphics
  • How to animate game characters
  • How to play sound effects
  • How to communicate using Bluetooth
  • How to program the BBC Micro:bit
  • How to explode stuff on screen!
    ... and lots more!

No previous knowledge of coding or electronics is required, but a basic
understanding of how to use mobile phones and computers would be helpful.

This workshop is suitable for ages 12 to 15 yrs and runs for 5 hours (10am-12am morning workshop, lunch, 1pm-4pm afternoon workshop)

Whilst the participants can attend the workshop on their own, we require parents/guardians to drop off and pick up their children at the beginning and end of sessions in order to align with best practice for safeguarding .


Date of Workshop: 6th April 2019

Location: The Centre for Computing History



Morning (10am-12pm)
"Whack-a-Droid": Making a fun and simple game for Android phones and Tablets using graphics, touch, speech synthesis and random movement.

Lunch (12pm-1pm)
Free access to the centre's hands-on computing history exhibition area.

Afternoon (1pm-4pm)
"Space Rocks": Making an exciting space game with animated rocks and explosions, build and program your own wireless game controller using the BBC Micro:bit.


Equipment required:

All equipment will be provided but we encourage students to bring their own Android device from home if one is available. 


Students are required to bring their own packed lunch which can be consumed in the cafe area.        


Students will be supervised at all times by DBS checked STEM ambassadors.

Please note: This workshop is not being run by museum staff or volunteers. There needs to be at least 10 participants to make this workshop viable. If there are inadequate bookings we will have to cancel and re-schedule the workshop for a later date.

Spaces are limited for this hands-on session, so booking is required to ensure your place.

Payment is taken by PayPal immediately. Please print a copy of the receipt that is displayed at the end of the payment process and bring it with you as your e-ticket.


Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!


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