CoderDojo Summer Course 2014

Get Kids Coding, Designing and Building This Summer 2014 with Our Special Four-Week CoderDojo Course

 

Summer can be either be downtime or uptime for kids, families and businesspeople alike. For our members who volunteer to run CoderDojo at Farset Labs it could have been a good time to chill out. But noooooo, they’ve only gone and made more work for themselves.

This July and August, bring your kids to Farset Labs to learn their choice of the following, in four weeks:

  1. Build and program a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot. The robot was part of the kit kindly donated to Farset by the Nerve Centre for just this kind of hands-on learning. Well, it’s not just about the learning, right? It’s the errr…. Robots! UPDATE: LEGO sessions were booked-out in a couple of hours! Sorry. Hannah is taking names for more LEGO sessions in September, just email dojo@farsetlabs.org.uk
  2. Design a working computer game with GameMaker.
  3. Design and build a website.

Normal CoderDojo will resume in September. See the calendar for details.

Aaaand, while we have your attention, it’s worth reminding everyone that Farset has no public funding and is run by volunteers. No, wait, not quite volunteers: in fact all of us pay to be members in the first place. So if you or your contacts are interested in sponsoring great causes like our CoderDojo events, or getting behind Farset in its mission to develop everyone’s creative and technical skills, get in touch. And you don’t have to be a deep-pocketed company, Farset’s lifeblood is our recurring monthly member payments, and we are always keen for small personal donations from visitors to the Labs. ‘Nuff said about filthy lucre, now let’s get back to the… errr… ROBOTS!

Register for the CoderDojo Summer Course here.

P.S: No nasty remarks about my design skills on the flyer. I stayed up to the wee hours putting that abomination together. It’s MY abomination and I’m proud of it.

3 thoughts on “Get Kids Coding, Designing and Building This Summer 2014 with Our Special Four-Week CoderDojo Course”

  1. Hi, I have two kids aged 9 and 12 that would be interested in attending your coding course you mention, what dates and times are available, and would there be a cost involved? They could both bring a device say an ipad and a laptop. Would an adult be required to stay for the duration of the course?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you.

    Regards Terry.

    1. Terry,

      Unfortunately this was last year. This year we haven’t been able to resource the time to set up another summer school, as we’ve been working on our wider Raspberry Jam programmes.

      As always, Farset is self funded and run our members in their free time, so we have to prioritise our activities based on available resources and time. If you’d like to support and direct our activities, please consider becoming a Friend of Farset

      All the best!

      Bolster

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