PixelLab - creative computers [Mini-Makers Club]

So you like computers? Well aside from playing games which is we really love to do and lets face it games are cooooool...computers can also be used for other stuff like Art too ;)

We thought you might like to come along to our new 'Pixel Lab' - a weekly after school type club for girls and boys interested in the creative use of computers.

The Wellington Makerspace will supply the Laptops and a space to chill out and learn together - all you have to do is pick a topic and we'll all work together on creating something cool each time we meet. This could be as simple as a single web posting/blog entry or as complex as a Custom T-shirt design or music video, it's all up to what you and your group decides on the night! Also any work you create can be posted on labpixel.tumblr.com to show off to the World [in a safe way] - and on your own created website*.


Club nights are built around four important elements -m we think they'll be lots to do and learn!
Exploring
Remixing
Creating
Sharing

For starters here's some cool stuff we might want to get our teeth into, topics like this:
Video Art
Game Making
Interactive Art
3D design
Graphic Design
Web Design
Clothing Design
Electronics
Electronic Music


...And the best bit is we have an inspiring an all round nice guy who wants to help us do this cool stuff, His name is Alan Proctor-Thomson.


Alan is an artist and teacher and has been a Digital Media Specialist in schools for 10 Years here in Wellington and also in the UK. He currently teaches as a Digital Media Facilitator at Brooklyn School and St Francis de Sales in Island Bay.

* Only first names or pseudonyms [that means fake name] will be used when posting on the net. No photos or addresses will be posted. Club members will need to have an email address they can access during class and this will be given to parents as a safety requirement. We'll be using the email to register on the occasional website and upload work etc and any work we create will be released under a "Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike License" - which basically means we'll be sharing with everyone in the World and that means anyone can remix or reuse your work -which, if you think about it would be soooo cool and could make you famous! They can use your stuff but they can't make any money out of it - and that goes for us to :)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Alan - sorry we couldn't make it. Other son had an accident, so had to take care of that. Josh will be at next one!

    March 21, 2013

    • Alan P.

      No worries, I hope Josh's brother is alright. We attempted to make robots and a maze using Sketchup.

      March 25, 2013

  • Carmen D.

    Hi Alan. Ian loved the program that he used for building a maze, but neither of us can remember what it was called. Could you put a link up for it (assuming it is free somewhere?) Thank you!

    March 22, 2013

    • Carmen D.

      thanks!

      March 23, 2013

    • Alan P.

      Google used to develop it, but now it is Trimble. There are some nice addons as well. I use Maxwell to render nicer images, and Sketchyphysics to play around with physics (make Rube Goldberg machines and cars).

      March 25, 2013

  • Aleks

    Hi Alan. James says that it was really good. A bit hard but he liked it. James's mum says thank you for your patience and fantastic learning&fun atmosphere!!! Looking forward to the next one!

    March 24, 2013

    • Alan P.

      It is quite hard, working in a 3D space using 2D technology (mouse and monitor). Once that is sorted the program is very easy. It was important to test the range of everybody's abilities at the start as well. Next week is going to be different again, and a bit more casual.

      March 25, 2013

  • Victoria Q.

    Five stars again. Felix had a great time and can't wait until next week.

    March 21, 2013

  • Carmen D.

    for Ian

    March 14, 2013

  • Aleks

    for James

    March 14, 2013

  • Victoria Q.

    for Felix

    1 · March 12, 2013

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