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UCL's summer coding club in Stratford Library


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Digital technology, coding, 3D gaming, virtual reality. Come to Stratford Library over the school summer holidays, try your hand at some cutting edge technology, and learn digital skills from the experts. All sessions are aimed at 13 – 18 year olds and will be held upstairs in the library computer suite.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

Sensing, making and physical coding.
24th July (2.45pm – 5pm). Lead by Venus Shum, UCL Computer Science
How does a pedometer count steps? How does a mobile phone connect to the Internet? What makes the night light turn on in the night? In this interactive workshop, you will have the chance to unveil the mystery of modern technologies in our day to day life and have a go at doing it yourself.

Virtual Reality (Fully booked, add your name to the waiting list)
31st July (2.45pm – 5pm). Lead by Oliver Dawkins, UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
See a world beyond your imagination. Try out our Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Goggles and design your own virtual world to explore.

Controlling software with your mind (Fully booked, add your name to the waiting list)
7th August (2.45pm – 5pm). Lead by Panos Mavros, and Katerina Skroumpelou, UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Use the power of your brains! Two teams will use the Emotiv EEG headset to create and control an interactive computer game.

Get creative with programming (Spaces available, book your place)
14th August (2.45pm – 5pm). Lead by Elpida Makrygianni, UCL Engineering
Did you know programming language can be used to create digital art? In this session we’ll be coding colours, shapes, animations, and setting them to music with sketchPatch. Come along and be inspired about how creative coding can be.

Programme your own sensor (Fully booked, add your name to the waiting list)
21st August (2.45pm – 5pm). Lead by Rae Harbird, UCL Computer Science
Discover programming with the Engduino! Bring your own imagination, and creativity with you and find out about an exciting way of exploring the world using sensors. Clever mobile phone apps use sensors to do things like: help to improve levels of fitness, measure energy use and provide directions. In this workshop you will learn how this happens.

3D Game Programming (Fully booked, add your name to the waiting list)
28th August (2.45pm – 5pm). Lead by Giancarlo Amati, UCL Public and Cultural Engagement
Explore the world of 3D multi-platform video games, and create your own with Unity3D