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Coding with Robots Workshop

Based on the BBC micro:bit and Maqueen robot

This is a beginner workshop that is designed to teach children the basics of Coding & programming of robots. It is based on the micro:bit programming device developed by the BBC. The students will be given an introduction to the popular Microsoft MakeCode and Python programming languages.

Format

Primary: 3 sessions x 1 hr 30 mins or
2 sessions x 2 hrs 30 mins
(30 participants per session)
Secondary/Higher: 3 sessions x 1 hr 30 mins or
2 sessions x 2 hrs 30 mins or
1 sessions x 5 hrs
(20 participants per session)

Age Groups

Y1 - Y13, Higher Education, Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Get Creative with the microbit

  • Code the LED display to show your name, smiley faces, flashlight sequences and more.
  • Code to use the accelerometer and thermometer sensors.
  • Code to build a compass.
Microbit

Code the Maqueen Robot

  • Learn basic robotics.
  • Code a gesture controlled robot.
Maqueen Robot

Coding Programmes

  • Primary and secondary school children will learn to use the Microsoft MakeCode block programming to build the foundation knowledge of coding.
MakeCode Microbit Programming

Day Itinerary*

Primary, Secondary and Higher

* The activities may vary on the day depending on the length of the sessions and the age and ability of the participants.

Cost

Please contact us to obtain a quote or request our price guide.

Testimonials

Vidura visited our school with his ‘Coding with Robots’ workshop. The workshop was packed with scaffolded activities which lead the pupils through using code to control an LED display, incorporating sound, measuring the earth's gravitational field strength, and on to controlling a robot and obstacle avoidance. The workshop was very interactive and it provided our pupils with an insight into some of the applications of coding in the world today.

Georgia Wiseman, Carew Academy

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Available Regions
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Anywhere in England, Anywhere in Northern Ireland, Anywhere in Scotland, Anywhere in Wales, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, London, Antrim, Ards, Armagh City and District, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Banbridge, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, Coleraine, Cookstown, Craigavon, Derry City and Strabane, Down, Dungannon and South Tyrone, Fermanagh, Larne, Limavady, Lisburn, Magherafelt, Moyle, Newry and Mourne, Newtownabbey, North Down, Omagh, Strabane, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, Na h-Eileanan Siar, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

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