Make Your Own Robotic Hand Workshop

Tue 16 January 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm FREE!
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Make Your Own Robotic Hand Workshop - Surry Hills Library - Surry Hills - NSW
Free hands-on workshop for kids 9 – 12 years to learn basic coding and electronics.

In this fun workshop, kids can get hands-on experience in the radical world of robotics by crafting their own cardboard hand. Led by innovative artist, Tully Arnot, kids will explore how the human body moves and learn basic electronics using a tiny programmable computer. They’ll also get to walk away with their robotic hand.

Using recycled and found materials, kids will let their imagination loose to design and make their own hand. They’ll then get to power-up their creation with the help of basic electronics and watch as the fingers fidget and move using motors and pulleys.

Over the 2-hours, they’ll get an interactive introduction to the incredible world of programmable electronics using an Arduino. Arduino is an open-source, accessible electronic platform, used to build interactive electronic projects. They’ll code their own Arduino Nano to control a server motor that pulls the fingers down so that their robotic hand can form a fist. From there, they can keep experimenting to manipulate the movement and control the hand.

Arduino is a popular tool for the Internet of Things and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). All over the world, designers, engineers, students, developers and makers use it to innovate in music, games, toys, smart homes, farming, autonomous vehicles, and more.

This free event is suitable for 9 to 12 year olds, and there’s no prior experience required.

With a maximum of 20 participants, bookings are essential.

Parents are required to stay in the library while the workshop is on.

Tully Arnot

This innovative artist produces kinetic sculptures, installation, video and photography. Currently, Tully is unpacking old and new modes of thought, specifically, the emergent field of plant robotics and the tension between organic/digital existence.
Tue 16 January 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Surry Hills Library
405 Crown Street,
Surry Hills,
2010, Australia