That was Digital ACE 2017

The Makerspace team had a fab time at the Digital ACE event last weekend.  A remarkable number of people crowded the Beau Sejour Concourse — estimated to be around 2,500.  We enjoyed lots of very interesting conversations with people intrigued by this ‘makerspace’ thing and what we’re up to.

Alongside a couple of 3D printers and our ‘Screen Totem™’ we introduced our prototype robots that we’re developing for a upcoming Robot Games challenge.  We are in the process of putting together kits of standard parts — including everything from radio control systems to motors and wood — that can be used to build robots that can compete in a range of challenges.  Keep an eye on our website — or indeed join our mailing list — for updates of our progress and launch.

Thanks to the organisers of the event which aims to inspire people, particularly children, to use the internet to it’s fullest potential and to do so safely.

Digital ACE Event

DigitalACE 2016

Saturday Feb 11th sees the Digital ACE event happening at Beau Sejour from 12 ’til 5pm.

This is Makerspace’s second year of involvement.  Last year we had a ball meeting lots of people and showing them 3D printing and laser etching.

We will be launching a new robotics initiative at the event so come along and have a play!

April Holiday Workshops

After quite an epic hiatus, Maker School returns with some workshops for the holidays!

11-15th April 2016
10am-12:30pm at The Digital Greenhouse, St Peter Port
£25 per session.  Ages 9+  Spaces limited
Contact: marcel.lenormand@gmail.com

Monday Morning Tear-Down

Disassemble.  Destroy.  Dismantle.  Discover!  Taking things apart is a GREAT way to learn what goes on in the devices we use every day.  In a guided and thoughtful way we’ll be breaking the seal on a range of gear and harvesting the parts for future use.

Expect motors, LEDs, circuit boards and more.
  (no mains electricity!)

Wednesday:  Scuttle Robot Build
Building Marcel’s cool vibrating robots from scratch.  We’ll be using motors that were harvested on Monday plus batteries and nailbrushes then soldering and hot gluing them into action!Alert: This will be fun.
Thursday: LEGO Challenge
Come and play with a ton of LEGO and be challenged to do the impossible!  Expect head-scratching, brick-smashing frustration and jubilant success!
Friday: Scuttle Robot Wars™
Wild robotic action and battles.  If you came to the build session on Wednesday; GREAT!  If not, no problem.  We’ll put them together for you today and everyone will create their own combat body-shell.Note: take home your Scuttle Robot™