Young Fab Academy is a summer activities programme where children aged 11 – 16 can learn how to use digital technology to design and build exciting new products ranging from remote-controlled robots and mobile phone boom-boxes to light-activated music boxes.
The five-day programme, which takes place between 29th July – 2nd August aims to help develop career skills including communication, teamwork, problem-solving and presenting.
All Young Fab Academy projects are delivered in a fun and engaging way by Fab Lab’s experienced team, and have been designed to inspire young people to think creatively, use initiative and help with future education and career choices:
Design and make a football playing robot, creating your own personalised model in 2D design software before using a laser cutter to bring your ideas to life. Compete against other robots in a challenge to see the last robot standing!
Build a Fab docking station, turning your mobile phone into a bespoke boom box using a computer controlled milling machine to engrave a bespoke speaker system. Wire up the speakers, amp and other components and create a light emitting strip using LEDs to bring it all together.
Using the principles of electronics and design, build a circuit board, solder components together, programme a micro-controller, design a box container and choose a cool tune to complete your own magical mystery music boxes!
Design and make plastic products and working models using rapid prototyping and 3D printing. Come up with an innovative household item and wow a panel of judges with your designs, no matter how weird or wacky!
Bring your new skills into action at the end of the week by taking part in the ‘Fab Lab Challenge’, where you get to beat the experts through using your powers of innovation, imagination and creativity.
Early Bird Offer; £199 if booked before 1st July (£249 after) Full Catering Provided.