Wigan S.T.E.A.M

New Coding and Technology Group Launched for 2018

We’re launching a brilliant new group in January 2018 especially for young people aged 13+ and adults interested in making, creating and discovering new technology.

The hugely popular monthly Code Up sessions have been expanded to run fortnightly, and include workshops as diverse as  Drone coding, 3D rendering and Electro paints.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to code or just enjoy exploring and creating with tech this is your chance. The sessions are friendly, fun, GORGEOUSLY geeky, and EVERYONE is welcome – whether you’re a Steve Jobs style tech whizz, a budding Ada Lovelace or just a secret geek with an urge to learn more, but wondering what all those strange words (hacker, coder, Python etc.) even mean!

The group meet in the Makerspace at The Creative Hub, on Library Street in Wigan. There’s always something interesting to play with in the space, including an Ultimaker 2+, electronics kit, Raspberry Pi’s, Codebugs, CamJam kits, screenprinting kit, strange motors and things that go ‘beep….

As a special extra all STEAM members have access to their own storage area and locakable boxes so those unfinished projects and important bits and pieces can stay with us… rather than cluttering up your kitchen table (and really annoying your other half. You KNOW its true, nobody wants to find a servo in their spaghetti)

If you’re an experienced maker/coder/hacker come and share your skills – everyone likes an opportunity to show off – and we promise people will stare at you admiringly and ask you lots of difficult questions   –  if you want to learn, come along with a willing and open mind and plenty of enthusiasm.

The sessions are free thanks to our funding from the lovely Deal For Communities people at Wigan Council.  But we’re still asking you to book onto the sessions so we can make sure we have plenty of kit to go around.

Lizzie, Louise and Rufus

We’re inviting all makers, hackers, coders and geeks aged 13 – 113 to join us to discover, make, create and share the joy of tech.

(And sometimes as a special treat there’s often homemade cake left over from the Craft Group’s meeting earlier in the day….shhhh…don’t tell them we eat it though – they think we give it to Rufus the STEAM Dog.)

More information and booking details here.

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