We are gearing up for one hell of a January at the Battery Shed! We've got a two major summer programs coming up. The first is a 10 day electronics workshop for high school and college students. The second is two days worth of Minecraft workshops for primary school students.
In the electronics workshops, we'll be using Arduino systems to prototype and build proofs of concept for the museum (much like our ongoing Alfa project). Participants are going to learn a hell of a lot about electronics, 3D printing, programming and experience design along the way.
In the Minecraft workshop, participants will be challenged to build buildings that represent Launceston's past, present and future in a shared virtual world. The Minecraft server will be based on the Tamar Valley and reference materials will be available from the museum to help get the creative juices flowing.
To cap it all off, we're going to have a public open day on the 24th of January so that anyone who is interested can stop by and see what we've been working on over the past few weeks. If everything goes according to plan, you'll be able to walk around the Minecraft world that we've created using virtual reality goggles as well. This is going to be fun!
If you'd like to learn more, hit the button below! The Minecraft sessions have sold out, but we're maintaining a waiting list at the museum and will run more sessions later on if there's enough demand. Also, we still have a few spaces left in the Recharge! electronics workshop, so if you're interested in that, jump in quick and grab one of the last seats! And, don't forget, the public open day will be coming up on the 24th.