What's On

Please note : Even if an event states FULLY BOOKED the museum is still open to the public as usual on these days.

Electronics Lab - Build A Pong Console - 29 July 2016

Date: 29th July 2016

Come and build yourself a Pong Console that you can take home and impress your friends!

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Game On! The Guided Tour - 29 July 2016

Date: 29th July 2016

During these special 30-minute tours, our in-house gaming experts will guide you through the history of videogames from the 1970s to the modern day.

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Nintendo Life Family Gaming Night - Saturday 30 July 2016

Date: 30th July 2016

Join the fine folks from Nintendo Life for an evening of Nintendo-related fun, frolics and general gaming goodness for all the family.

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Workshop - Build Your Own Game with Unity - 30 July 2016

Date: 30th July 2016

Did you know that Pillars of Eternity, Angry Birds, Grow Home and Cities: Skylines were all designed using the Unity game development platform? This Unity workshop will help you develop your own indie...

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**FULLY BOOKED** Build Your Own Adventure Game - 31 July 2016

Date: 31st July 2016

Twine is a brilliant online tool for constructing interactive stories.

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Robots are Here! - 01 August 2016

Date: 1st August 2016

Come and be introduced to our latest robot 'staff' member, Jennifer!

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Big Trak Challenge - 3 August 2016

Date: 3rd August 2016

Don't get bored during the holidays - come and program our Big Trak bots!

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Electronics Lab - Build an Electronic Dice - 3 August 2016

Date: 3rd August 2016

Come and build yourself an Electronic Dice!

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An Introduction to the BBC micro:bit - 4 August 2016

Date: 4th August 2016

You've probably heard about the BBC Micro:bit .

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Game On! The Guided Tour - 4 August 2016

Date: 4th August 2016

Video games have progressed from simple black and white pixelated play to immersive, filmic epics that rival any blockbuster movie.

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Amazing Algorithms - 5 August 2016

Date: 5th August 2016

In this hands-on workshop, we will understand what an algorithm is and how important it is to write a correct algorithm in order to make a computer do a particular task.

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Computing History Tour - 10 August 2016

Date: 10th August 2016

How can a computer be programmed by a strip of paper? Why does a huge block of old-fashioned memory have less capacity than a tiny chip in a mobile phone? What on earth is 01100010 01101001 01101110...

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Zeroes and Ones - 10 August 2016

Date: 10th August 2016

What does 01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 mean? In ‘computer-speak’ or binary (as we humans like to call it!

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Conducting Carrots! - 11 August 2016

Date: 11th August 2016

Can you help us make music with carrots? Or a game controller with playdoh? In this workshop, we'll be playing with an ingenious little device called Makey Makey that allows us to connect everyday items to a computer!

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Design a Game Controller! - 11 August 2016

Date: 11th August 2016

Come along to the Centre and make your own game controller!

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Switched on Hackathon - 12 August 2016

Date: 12th August 2016

Go from being a Scratch and Pi beginner to a pro in this half-day workshop!

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Music For Geeks - Saturday 13th August 2016

Date: 13th August 2016

Saturday 13th August 2016 (7pm till Midnight) After the success of our first ever Music For Geeks night we've decided to make it a regular thing!

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Bug Your Bedroom - 17 August 2016

Date: 17th August 2016

Kids, are you tired of people (that is, parents and younger siblings) entering your room without permission? With a Raspberry Pi and some clever Python code, you can put a stop to that!

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Pi Power with Python! - 17 August 2016

Date: 17th August 2016

Have you got a Raspberry Pi and want to to do more than just programming? Have you ever longed to create your very own robot? Well, this fun workshop is a great place to start!

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Computing History Tour - 18 August 2016

Date: 18th August 2016

How can a computer be programmed by a strip of paper? Why does a huge block of old-fashioned memory have less capacity than a tiny chip in a mobile phone? What on earth is 01100010 01101001 01101110...

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Do You Know Arduino? - 18 August 2016

Date: 18th August 2016

Get hands-on with Arduino boards and experiment with controlling all sorts of things in the physical world around you.

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Robots are Here! - 19 August 2016

Date: 19th August 2016

Come and be introduced to our latest robot 'staff' member, Jennifer!

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Build Your Own Adventure Game - 19 August 2016

Date: 19th August 2016

Twine is a brilliant online tool for constructing interactive stories.

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Electronics Lab - Build a Digital Alarm Clock - 24 August 2016

Date: 24th August 2016

Come and build yourself a Digital Alarm Clock!

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Big Trak Challenge - 24 August 2016

Date: 24th August 2016

Don't get bored during half term - come and program our Big Trak bots!

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Amazing Algorithms - 25 August 2016

Date: 25th August 2016

In this hands-on workshop, we will understand what an algorithm is and how important it is to write a correct algorithm in order to make a computer do a particular task.

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Zeroes and Ones - 25 August 2016

Date: 25th August 2016

What does 01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 mean? In ‘computer-speak’ or binary (as we humans like to call it!

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Computing History Tour - 26 August 2016

Date: 26th August 2016

How can a computer be programmed by a strip of paper? Why does a huge block of old-fashioned memory have less capacity than a tiny chip in a mobile phone? What on earth is 01100010 01101001 01101110...

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An Introduction to the BBC micro:bit - 31 August 2016

Date: 31st August 2016

You've probably heard about the BBC Micro:bit .

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Retro Video Game Night - Friday 9th September 2016

Date: 9th September 2016

All our usual gaming displays will be on and we'll be getting loads of extra consoles and games out from our archive for you to play.

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Retro Video Game Night (Christmas Edition) - Friday 9th December 2016

Date: 9th December 2016

This is the big one! Our Christmas themed retro video game night will be the last one of 2016 so make sure you're there. We're going to have some awesome seasonal video games available to play and you...

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