Since 2000 we offer a range of robotic art and creative technology workshops.
We believe that playful making with technological items provides a hands-on experience with their inner workings, turning the user/consumer into a maker/explorer. The content is fine-tuned to your requirements (age group, choice of technology, duration, curriculum aspect…). The range of skills covered ranges from using hand-tools, cordless drill, soldering, making electrical circuits and switches, using programmable electronic devices (Arduino, Microbit, Raspberry Pi). The workshops often include collaborative making and discussions about the social and environmental impact of technology.
We also provide creative technology training for teachers and educators.
In the popular Wrekshop format people rip freely through a pile of electronic waste and gradually construct either their own gizmo or a collective interactive frankenstein machine made of reconfigured scavenged parts. Recent activities include the Mud Machine wrekshop, getting messy with mud and motors. More details here.
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Workshops do not necessarily include electronic waste. Recent activities include the Insect Buzz workshop, making electronic sound placards for ecological protests and the Doodlebot workshop in Barbican Arts Centre. Doodlebots are a children’s favourites. Participants can make an electric wobbly drawing machine to take home during a 2 hour session.
• A more advanced Drawing Robots workshop for adults using Arduino and 3D printing.