Noisy Toys, the enterprising team behind Halifax’s resident Robot Wars have a bucketload of events and happenings for you. There is a video featuring the lockdown buggy battles which is extremely amusing and worth your while!
RJam Imagineers (Starting May 4th) at the Tod Makery as a monthly event. Prior booking required
For more info on this event, see below
Weekly code/making club for age 14+ at Todmorden Makery on Mondays 4-5pm
The promo video for Buggy Battles is finished, showcasing some of your amazing creations from the lockdown battle.
Buggy battles restart from June, we will have some workshops and you can attend the Battle Event which will be 9 July. Workshops will take place either at Hebden Bridge or Mytholmroyd.
Previous buggies can be entered and this time you can come along too!
Please watch the video and pass it on: https://noisytoys.org/buggy-battles/
Here are some upcoming events this week at the Makery. There are many, many events coming soon. Have a look at this post on our website to find out more.
About RJam Imagineers Event :There will be a good mix of things to do and find out about. The main things are:
* Game Making – coding arcade like games – play some made by young people and find out how to do it yourself.* Buggy Battles – have a play with simple programmable small fighting robot buggies * Textiles and technology – we will be running a project coming up mixing lights and textiles in creative ways – let’s get started by trying out the sewing machines that we have.
RJams (originally Raspberry Pi Jams) were started in Preston by Alan O’Donohoe – they are a great mix of activities and places to share your projects and find out about new ones. Alan is joining us for this launch. He is always entertaining and inspiring!
Venue: Todmorden Makery
Noisy Toys would like to announce their new group, Code & Crumble club.
The club starts up on the next 2 Mondays 28th March / 4th April from 4-5pm, and then weekly after the Easter holidays. This will be informal session with partially-led activities in a safe and collaborative working space.
The club runs at the Todmorden Makery, a community workshop & repair centre based in the Todmorden Learning Centre (the old college, next to Aldi).
We have a fantastic game-making project developed by Mick Chesterman, which involves a simple game that turns out to be a bit broken. So… we fix it! Then we learn to develop & design our own games.
We will also have loads of Crumble stuff for more hands-on physical making.
No Buggy Battles yet- it’s still exclusive to the Media Museum for now.
We will have a public battle in June, until then we can still build our own and learn some new strategies.
For more information:
The website for Buggy Battles of Calderdale has new updates, including videos and an updated list of resources and materials and information of group sessions.
There are three videos up there now, more coming soon. If you follow them you will learn everything you need to make your own Battle Buggy.
There will just be Friday zooms for now until there is more need for them. To receive zoom joining information, please contact Steven on 07766517711.
Visit https://noisytoys.org/buggy-battles/ to view project updates and see the updated list of resources you will need.
The first video is a right-from-the-start basic one but worth a watch even if you have already started as everyone makes the same mistakes in my experience.
Please remember this is a pilot project and the team is working things out. There has been a lot of interest and everyone who has sent their details will get a confirmation of their places over the next few days.
For any young people who would like to join, please provide the following details:
- full name
- contact email (parent) – this will be used for zoom invitations
- emergency contact phone number (for when we can actually meet up after lockdown)
For more information Contact Stephen Summers:
New workshops for children with visual impairments
To celebrate British Science Week on Sunday 15th March we’ll be running FREE workshops for children with visual impairments aged 7-11 to explore the solar system.
Join us for our Tactile Universe workshops and use 3D models and sensory activities developed by astrophysicists from the University of Portsmouth to explore the wonders of space and astronomy.
Children will get to create their own mini 3D models of the solar system to take home. Find out more on our website.
Places are free for visually impaired children aged 7-11 years and their families but must be booked in advance. Places are limited, so call Trizia on 01422 330069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Tel: 01422 330069 or Visit our website