Family friendly

Family Drop In Workshop: Mechanical Mazes

Sat 06 May 2017
12.00 - 15.00

This workshop is a free drop-in session for families with accompanied children aged 6 - 12, spaces may be limited. 

Meet in Seamen's Hall
South Wing

Customise and race robots through a maze of your own making in this afternoon of activities inspired by the Game Changers exhibition.

Join Rosie and Daniel from the Digital Maker Collective in this workshop that will introduce you to some of the technology behind robots and electronics. This hands-on afternoon session will allow participants to control the robots using a variety of sensory based controllers and to customise their names and appearance.

The robots will be navigating a pop-up labyrinth, produced and constructed out of a variety of collage materials by the participants. This workshop will encourage families to experiment and collaborate in design, construction and control in the spirit of the Digital Maker Collective and their creative community of artists, students and educators.

Daniel Bandfield is a 3rd year Fine Art student at Chelsea College of Art who makes digital and electronic artworks. He is currently creating work using Computer Vision and is interested in the applications of Artificial Intelligence within Art.

Rosie Munro Kerr is a Wimbledon College of Art alumni and the artist in residence at the UAL Digital Makerspace. She works with electronic and low-tech objects to make sculptural systems of things that interact with the viewer the environment and each other. Recurring themes include off-grid systems, robot and human interactions, weather stations and space travel.