Physical Computing Meets Festive Fun with Christmas Cup Bot
Our Code and Make Workshops take place in the school holidays delivering creative fun with computing for 7 to 11 year olds.
In this exciting and engaging workshop children will use electronics and coding skills to transform a paper cup into a moving Christmas character using various mechanisms powered by motors.
7 - 11 years (school years 2 to 6)
Wednesday 20th December - 9:00 to 12:00
How much does it cost?
Our half-day workshops cost £26
Who is looking after my child?
Our workshops are led by Su Adams (company founder) and Nicki Cooper (qualified teacher) who both hold up to date enhanced DBS certification (CRB checks). The price includes full insurance, use of equipment and materials.
Children will discover how to build and program their own robotic Christmas character using various mechanisms powered by motors and find out how sensors and buttons can be used to trigger outputs.
After the workshop there will be an opportunity for sharing creations with parents/carers!
Frequently Asked Questions
What time is drop-off and collection?
Children can be dropped off anytime from 5 minutes before the session to the session start time.
Your child can be collected anytime from 11:45 to 12:00; during the showcase.
If you decide to book both the morning and afternoon sessions for the same day, and you would like your child to spend their lunch with the U Can Too team, please indicate this when booking.
Will I be able to see what my child created during the session?
There will be a short showcase in the last 15 minutes of the session. Please arrive at 11:45 pm to see the results conjured by your child's imagination!
Can my child attend both sessions?
Yes, simply book for the full day option. If your child is staying with us all day, please let us know if they will be staying with us between the two workshops and, if applicable, make sure they bring their lunch with them.
Does my child need to bring a laptop or tablet PC?
We have enough equipment for each child to work independently, so your child does not need to bring any tech to their session. This means no software installations for you and no need to concern yourself about the safety of expensive equipment.
Will my child work with others to build a creation?
Children are encouraged to work independently in this workshop; however, if your child is attending with a friend they may be keen to work collaboratively.
Whether working independently or as part of a group, your child will have plenty of opportunities to develop ideas and share excitement about their creation.
Can my child take their make home?
The electronics in the physical creations made in workshops are usually removed. When electronic components are removed, the creation will no longer work as it did during the showcase but they can still look great, and your child can take this section away with them.
If you do wish to keep the electronics, these can be purchased for £33. Please contact us prior to the workshop to arrange an additional payment. The purchase will include a micro:bit, ring:bit break-out board, LED strip and two servo motors. If you have already purchased these components in a previous workshop you may bring them along and use them again at no additional cost.
What should my child bring with them?
Your child should bring water and a snack to keep them going. If they are attending both the morning and afternoon workshops and staying during the lunch break, your child should bring their lunch. Please make sure these items are labelled.
Aside from the above, we recommend that your child brings as little as possible to avoid possible loss or breakages.