The Pumpkin Hack

16 October 2018

Aberystwyth University’s Old College will provide a gothic backdrop for the Aberystwyth Robotics Club ‘Pumpkin Hack’ on Saturday 20 October.

The family workshop from 12-4pm is aimed at children aged 6–12 years old and their parents, and will offer families the opportunity to combine creative flair with learning programming and circuit design skills.

“During the afternoon, we’ll design a pumpkin head, and with help from our student ambassadors we’ll carve the design into a real pumpkin,” explained Dr Hannah Dee, senior lecturer in Computer Science at Aberystwyth University and a member of Aberystwyth Robotics Club.

“Families will learn about circuits and soldering to make a set of lights to go inside the pumpkin and they’ll learn about programming as they work on making the lights flash on and off.”

The workshop is free of charge, however registration is required as places are limited. Participants will be welcome to take their pumpkins home (please note, there will be an £8 charge for those who want to take the electronics too).

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