Hive Code Camp, August 2017

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For a week in August, 35 young people aged 13 to 18 came together for Hive’s first ever Code Camp at MMU’s Shed.

At this free event they got hands-on with:

  • 3D printing, designing and making their own 3D creations in Dicey Tech’s workshops
  • The Internet of Things, making a ‘Meme Park’ under the friendly guidance of Les Pounder
  • Game design, thanks to mentors from White Paper Games
  • Robot Sumo, with Aaron from Console.Code
  • VR, using the Shed’s HTC Vive and Google Blocks

Working in pairs or teams, participants tried something new every day.

As ever, Hive relied on a team of awesome helpers from the digital world, giving their time to skill up the next generation.

We had an amazing time, and here’s some of the feedback:

“It was cool, having to complete a challeneging activity. I hope the other activities are just as hard.”

“It’s great how you let people do what they want at their own pace.”

“It was fun to make a robot that sounded and sort of looked like a dalek.”

Look out for more Hive Code Camps in 2018 school holidays…

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