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MiniSparx+BigSparx: Deep-sea Inventing

An afternoon workshop inviting sparky thinkers and their parents/guardians to dive deep and engineer a whole lot of awesomeness using introductory electronics.

When: Wednesday, August 14 2019 till Thursday, August 15 2019. 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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Where: Eighteen04
91 Parry Street, Newcastle West, NSW, 2302
Topic: Energy and transport, Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Each MiniSparx + BigSparx (child plus adult) ticket costs $20. Any additional adult or child tickets on top of family entry are $10 each.
Bookings: 0422 569 302
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

Sparky thinkers, we’re diving deep in the name of invention!

A lot of cool technology is inspired by what’s happening under the sea – particularly by the creatures who inhabit it. We’re going to learn from the science of animal engineering (known as biomimicry) to learn from and build the sea of the future.

Using our engineering thinking caps, and with the help of some simple electronics, we’ll construct rotation motors like the flapping wings of a sting-ray, communicate using buzzers like the echolocation of dolphins, and light up our paths just like deep-sea jellyfish.

MiniSparx is a unique program full of guided self-discovery and exposure to the amazing world of robotics. Aimed at children aged 8-12, we focus on capturing the imagination with graduated challenges that provide gratification at each stage.

MiniSparx participants, with their parents or older relatives, will form teams and work together to understand the capability of technology, and how it can be applied to solve challenges.

Co-developed by a electronics engineer and a primary school teacher, the MiniSparx program is sensitive to the needs of the age group while being technically relevant. All staff have valid Working With Children checks and we maintain a 1:5 teacher to student ratio for exceptional attention to each child.

Contact details:

Rayannon Innes
Phone: 0422 569 302

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