Image Credit: "The Makey Makey board powers an OLPC XO Tablet Fruit Piano!" by Mike Lee on Flickr
Post image credit "281/365 Makey Makey Demo" by Danny Nicholson on Flickr
CAS London is hosting a one-day workshop with Tom Heck from Makey Makey on Saturday 10th February from 10-5pm (Refreshments and registration from 9.30am) at King's College London (Strand Campus), near Somerset House - for only £15, and you get to keep a Makey Makey at the end!
This is a fabulous opportunity to learn about making with the Makey Makey from Tom Heck. A train the trainer event for educators who expect to teach others on introducing STEM through physical computing with the Makey Makey.
Welcome and afternoon tea/coffee will be provided but to keep costs down please bring your own lunch. Please also bring a laptop! (See further info on lunch and laptops below)
- 9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Refreshments (tea/coffee & breakfast pastry)
- 10:00 – 12:00 Morning Session
- 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch – please bring your own, or pop out for a sandwich
- 1:00 – 5:00 Afternoon session (includes a tea/coffee break)
- 5:00 Close
Really important bit about laptops
Please bring your own laptop. Everyone needs to bring a laptop and their charging cable. The following computers work well: Chromebook, Mac, Windows, Linux. Do not bring tablets because they will not work. Regardless of the kind of laptop used, it must have the ability to plugin a USB “type A” plug – these are the most common type of USB plugs and it’s how the Makey Makey is connected to a computer. Some new laptops don’t accept a USB type A plug so the user must supply their own adaptor (“dongle”). NOTE: If you have a school issued laptop please check with your IT people to make sure your laptop will work with a Makey Makey!
Waterloo station is full of snack places, Benugo upstairs, M&S downstairs, outside the station there are Sainsbury’s and Tesco types of mini-supermarket. There is a Pret near to the Strand campus at Aldwych, as well as the Crown Crafe if you are coming from Holborn or Temple station.