We at The Wellington Makerspace think Open-source electronics and Arduinos [or tiny computers] are cool - especially for creating awesome little projects and they can be used to control just about anything :)
Robots, like this:
or voting machines like this: or even these cool shoes:
It's all possible with Arduino!
So we'll be playing [errrr we mean studying hard!] with Arduino's and various bits of electronics to create some cool effects and get your mind whirring....
The Arduino/Funduino Uno, what it looks like and the other types available Libraries and files Very basic uploading of 'sketches' Some electronic components - LEDs, Resistors, Thermistors, MOSFETs, Piezo buzzers, servos and other cool stuff! How to wire up your circuit and 'breadboarding' How to search for cool arduino projects!
This is quite technical workshop - but very achievable for younger kids - especially if they work in pairs or with a parent! ;)