News Labs Maker Session returns - 2nd edition in Salford

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After the great event that our first ever BBC News Labs Makers Session was, we’re super happy to announce that we will be holding a second event on December 22, in Salford.

The event is open to all BBC Future Media staff in the North.

The FM North Christmas Hackathon powered by Connected Studio is taking place in Quay House 5 on the 22nd and 23rd December.

We’re adding a Maker Session on Day 1 only so if you cant make both days, this is perfect for you. This hands on physical prototyping workshop is a focussed session for the full day on Monday. You’ll present your wearable gadget at the end of the day.

We’ll set up a digital playground that will allow using Arduinos and Grove (Arduino compatible modular electronics system), which are the heart and soul of the maker movement. Participants can choose to use Arduino or Grove or both. We have added Grove to enable everyone to invent, create and innovate - hard-core devs as well as journos and UX.

Participants can choose to use Arduino or Grove or both. We have added Grove to better cater the workshop for different levels - hard-core devs as well as journos and UX.

The theme will be:

“Explore the future of storytelling by embedding digital behaviour into wearable objects that can be used to capture a variety of data.”

This hands on Arduino prototyping workshop will have the aim to prototype a wearable gadget that tells a story by capturing data from the environments around you. If you’d like to join us for the first day in the maker lab, please select the ticket above.

We look forward to starting the festivities with you!

Oh, and do follow the hashtag #NewsLabsMaker!

Follow this link to book your tickets!, or contact the organisers at: connectedstudio@bbc.co.uk


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