We’re excited to announce that we will be extending our Mako Coding Club with five new coding sessions!
The project will continue to run simultaneously in both Widnes and Runcorn, so young people aged between 10 and 16 from across the borough can get stuck into some coding fun one Thursday a month from May through to October.
The first session will be coding video games with MakoCode Arcade. In this session, young people will be introduced to basic coding principles; such as MakeCode Arcade’s Scratch-like coding interface, creating basic variables and simple maths calculations as well as developing art design skills when they come to create their characters and game environment.
The second session will be coding lights with Micro:Bit and Zip Halo. At this session we’ll introduce our participants to coding using lights and sensors, allowing each participant to create their own piece of interactive light art.
The third session will be coding music with Micro:Bit. In this session, young people will use Makecode’s Scratch-like coding interface to create coding inputs, which will trigger a device to make different sounds depending on which button is pressed.
The fourth session will be coding robots called Spheros. In this session, young people will design and build a maze using lego bricks, then undergo a trial-and-error ‘debugging’ process to find the correct string of code to guide their sphero around their maze at a single touch of a button.
The fifth session will be code breaking using Micro:Bits. In this session, young people will use Makecode Micro:Bit to code their passcode locks, they will then be invited to try to break each other’s codes and solve puzzles!
Please note, our Mako Coding Clubs will be open to sign-ups 4 weeks before it is due to start. To secure a spot and avoid missing out, sign up to our mailing list and be the first to know when tickets have gone live! Sign up below: