Workshops

Workshops have commenced for Term 2 2018.

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Introductory Workshops

An Introductory workshop is a 1 hour session in microprocessor programming which is suitable for groups of participants. This is designed to give a very basic conceptual grasp on programming to spark an interest in the Beginners and Advanced workshops. If you are interested in attending an Introductory workshop, please contact us here.

Beginners Workshops

Beginners workshops are a series of eight 2 hours sessions, delivered over 8 weeks (1 school term). These workshops are aimed at participants who have little to no experience in microprocessor programming. If you are interested in attending Beginners workshops, please contact us here.

Hallett Cove Civic Centre (Beginner Arduino)

The Beginners Arduino workshops will run over the course of eight weeks. No previous experience is required as we will be starting from the very basics and working our way through the programming, adding bits to our knowledge as we go. There are no formal age restrictions, though 10y.o. seems to be a good minimum. It is more important that the attendees are able to focus

and self-direct themselves to a certain extent, so younger attendees can be accommodated if they have these attributes. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.

The Ardublock programming we use works a bit like Scratch, so anyone who has done that will become quickly familiar with this system. It is a very hands-on process and each week will involve putting little projects together to make things work, while developing skills in thinking logically about how to program and trouble-shoot problems. The attendees will not be able to take projects home with them.

By the end of the eight weeks, the attendees should have a good understanding of how programming and the Arduino microprocessor works. They can then be encouraged and assisted to download the program and commence experimenting with their own projects for home. Additionally, attendees can then enrol in the Advanced Arduino workshops, which focus on programming using the C++ code, which is much more flexible than Ardublock and is most commonly used for the Arduino.

Attendees do not need to bring anything, all equipment will be provided.

As the workshops will be adding knowledge from week to week, it is important that the attendees commit to attending every session. Missed sessions due to unforeseen circumstances can be accommodated, however missing more than one session at a time is not considered ideal.

The dates for the Beginners Arduino workshops for Term 2, 2018 are: Saturdays, May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th,  June 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th.  We skip the June Long Weekend.

The workshops will be held at the Cove Civic Centre, Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove, 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

The cost of the workshops is $30 per session, so the whole eight week program is $240.

Places are limited to 10 participants per session, so the first confirmed bookings will be accommodated.

To confirm your place in the next series of workshops, payment must be made IN FULL ($240) into the account as detailed below. Label the deposit with the attendees name to confirm their place. An email will be sent acknowledging the payment and confirming the placing.

Payments can be made into: Techspace Learning Inc.  BSB 065 157,   ACC 1039 6735.

Techspace Learning Inc. is the business and fundraising arm of the Hallett Cove Robotics Club.

Any further queries about our workshops or the Club in general can be directed to us here.

Port Adelaide Enfield Library Workshops (Beginner Arduino)

The Beginners Arduino workshops will run over the course of eight weeks. No previous experience is required as we will be starting from the very basics and working our way through the

programming, adding bits to our knowledge as we go. There are no formal age restrictions, though 10y.o. seems to be a good minimum. It is more important that the attendees are able to focus and self-direct themselves to a certain extent, so younger attendees can be accommodated if they have these attributes. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.

The Ardublock programming we use works a bit like Scratch, so anyone who has done that will become quickly familiar with this system. It is a very hands-on process and each week w

ill involve putting little projects together to make things work, while developing skills in thinking logically about how to program and troubleshoot problems. The attendees will not be able to take projects home with them.

By the end of the eight weeks, the attendees should have a good understanding of how programming and the Arduino microprocessor works. They can then be encouraged and assisted to download the program and commence experimenting with their own projects for home. Additionally, attendees can then enrol in the Advanced Arduino workshops, which focus on programming using the C++ code, which is much more flexible than Ardublock and is most commonly used for the Arduino.

Attendees do not need to bring anything, all equipment will be provided.

As the workshops will be adding knowledge from week to week, it is important that the attendees commit to attending every session. Missed sessions due to unforeseen circumstances can be accommodated, however missing more than one session at a time is not considered ideal.

The dates for the Beginners Arduino workshops for Term 2, 2018 are: June 5th, 12th, 19th.

The workshops will be held at the Port Adelaide Enfield Library, Church Street, Port Adelaide, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Places are limited to 10 participants per session, so the first confirmed bookings will be accommodated.

Please contact the Port Adelaide Enfield Library at sue.vanderveer@portenf.sa.gov.au for costs, bookings and payment methods.

Prospect Library Workshops (Beginner Arduino)

The Beginners Arduino workshops will run over the course of four weeks. No previous experience is required as we will be starting from the very basics and working our way through the

programming, adding bits to our knowledge as we go. There are no formal age restrictions, though 10 seems to be a good minimum. It is more important that the attendees are able to focus and self-direct themselves to a certain extent, so younger attendees can be accommodated if they have these attributes. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.

The Ardublock programming we use works a bit like Scratch, so anyone who has done that will become quickly familiar with this system. It is a very hands-on process and each week will involve putting little projects together to make things work, while developing skills in thinking logically about how to program and troubleshoot problems. The attendees will not be able to take projects home with them.

By the end of the fourweeks, the attendees should have a basic understanding of how programming and the Arduino microprocessor works. They can then be encouraged and assisted to download the program and commence experimenting with their own projects for home. Additionally, attendees can then enrol in the Advanced Arduino workshops, which focus on programming using the C++ code, which is much more flexible than Ardublock and is most commonly used for the Arduino.

Attendees do not need to bring anything, all equipment will be provided.

As the workshops will be adding knowledge from week to week, it is important that the attendees commit to attending every session. Missed sessions due to unforeseen circumstances can be accommodated, however missing more than one session at a time is not considered ideal.

The dates for the Beginners Arduino workshops for Term 2, 2018 are: Fridays, May 11th, 25th,  June  8th,  22nd .

The workshops will be held at the Prospect Library, Thomas Street, Nailsworth, after-school to 4:30 pm.

The cost of the workshops is $50 for the term.

Places are limited to 10 participants per session, so the first confirmed bookings will be accommodated. Contact digitalhubtraining@prospect.sa.gov.au to book.

Advanced Workshops

Advanced workshops are a series of eight 2 hours sessions, delivered over 8 weeks (1 school term). These workshops are aimed at participants who have some experience or have completed the Beginners workshops. If you are interested in attending Advanced workshops, please contact us here.

Hallett Cove Civic Centre (Advanced Arduino)

The Advanced Arduino workshops will run over the course of eight weeks. Some experience with Ardublock or similar programming is advisable before attempting the Advanced Arduino workshops. Reasonable keyboard skills are a benefit as we will be typing in lines of code to program the Arduinos. Graduates of the Beginners Arduino workshops are well qualified to attempt these workshops. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.

In the same manner of the Beginners workshops, this is a very hands-on process and each week will involve putting little projects together to make things work, while developing skills in thinking logically about how to program and trouble-shoot problems. The attendees will not be able to take projects home with them.

By the end of the eight weeks, the attendees should have a good understanding of how programming and the Arduino microprocessor works. They can then be encouraged and assisted to download the program and commence experimenting with their own projects for home.

Attendees do not need to bring anything, all equipment will be provided.

As the workshops will be adding knowledge from week to week, it is important that the attendees commit to attending every session. Missed sessions due to unforeseen circumstances can be accommodated, however missing more than one session at a time is not considered ideal.

The dates for the Beginners Arduino workshops for Term 2, 2018 are: Saturdays, May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th,  June 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th.  We skip the June Long Weekend.

The workshops will be held at the Cove Civic Centre, Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

The cost of the workshops is $30 per session, so the whole eight week program is $240.

Places are limited to 10 participants per session, so the first confirmed bookings will be accommodated.

To confirm your place in the next series of workshops, payment must be made IN FULL ($240) into the account as detailed below. Label the deposit with the attendees name to confirm their place. An email will be sent acknowledging the payment and confirming the placing.

Payments can be made into: Techspace Learning Inc.  BSB 065 157,   ACC 1039 6735.

Techspace Learning Inc. is the business and fundraising arm of the Hallett Cove Robotics Club.

Any further queries about our workshops or the Club in general can be directed to us here.

Hallett Cove Robotics Club is partnering with the following councils to run workshops:

– City of Marion, Cove Civic Centre.

– City of Playford, Stretton Centre.

  • For more information about upcoming robotics workshops at Elizabeth Library or the Stretton Centre, please contact JPugh@playford.sa.gov.au.

– City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Port Adelaide Library.

– Prospect Library, Thomas Street, Nailsworth.

 

Expressions of interest in any of the above workshops can be made through our contact form.