DigiLocal celebration 2017!

On Saturday 1 July we welcomed young people from 8 DigiLocal local clubs across the West of England to share their visions of life in the year 2030! We saw Scratch games for managing the ecology (and the importance of bees), through house delivery systems by helicopter, to health apps, and even a resource gathering … Read moreDigiLocal celebration 2017!

DigiLocal® – a review

Since launching DigiLocal® we’ve achieved quite a bit; over 300 hrs of engagement with technology; 8-12 young people at the laptop sessions; 4-6 young people at Raspberry Pi sessions; boy-girl ratio typically 70-30, but has been as high as 50-50 weekly 1 hour sessions for younger kids (nominally 8-14) weekly 2 hour sessions for old kids (nominally 14-18) We … Read moreDigiLocal® – a review

Continuing growth of DigiMakers <local>

Last Sat at Barton Hill Settlement saw the continuing growth of DigiMakers <local>, delivered as part of our Education & Skills SIG. In addition to the younger cohort working on their Scratch projects we had a new attendee working on the more advanced Raspberry Pi maker projects. Running from 4pm until 5pm on a Sat afternon, the sessions … Read moreContinuing growth of DigiMakers <local>

DigiMakers launch at Barton Hill Settlement

Rocket ships piloted by chimpanzees flew through space, dance floors lit up to a funky beat, and cats meowed last Saturday (20 June) at the Barton Hill Settlement. DigiMakers <local> launched as a new initiative for young people to play with, and learn about, technology and software coding. Using the SCRATCH software tool, the young people … Read moreDigiMakers launch at Barton Hill Settlement