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Teaching children how to harness the power of technology by understanding how it works from the inside - enabling them to create, rather than merely consume the technology around us. We want to stop the computer from being a disposable 'magic box' that can only be developed by ‘geniuses’. Our aim is to demystify technology for children and young people, parents and teachers in a fun, relatable and no-nonsense manner.

Our courses

Little Lasercuts (Christmas Edition)

Little Lasercuts (Christmas Edition)

Everyone loves lasers! Come along with the HackLab Heroes as we show you how to design, refine and cut your very own tiny trinkets to take home - they could be decorations, toys, models or little gifts to give out to your family, friends and followers!

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Intro to 3D Printing and Design (Christmas Edition)

Intro to 3D Printing and Design (Christmas Edition)

3D Printing is an amazing breakthrough in manufacturing and prototyping, and it’s only getting better every day. We’re going to get you set up on TinkerCAD, an online design program that is intuitive to use, friendly for all and supports any 3D printer on the market - that way you can keep designing at home! Make awesome gifts for mum and dad that are personal and unique!

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Code Your Own Adventure

Code Your Own Adventure

Have you ever played a choose your own adventure book? How about a Fighting Fantasy game book? Are you a fan of retro text-adventure games like Zork? (Do you even know what that is?!) Then HackLab’s new Code Your Own Adventure Club is for you! We’ll use a program called Twine to create interactive online stories that you’ll code yourself using HTML and CSS; the essential building blocks of the Web. Because it’s web based, you’ll be able to embed images, sounds and videos into your story as well!

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JavaScript Jam-Sessions

JavaScript Jam-Sessions

JavaScript is one of the most prevalent languages in the world today and is used in a variety of ways - from making web pages more interactive to creating video games. Join Hacklab as we teach you the fundamentals of this incredibly useful language through a series of one hour 'Missions' which will help you get to grips with all sorts of powerful Javascript functionality such as functions, events, data types, data structures and much more!

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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

HackLab can come to your house or venue and run a birthday party activity packed with education and fun (genuinely not mutually exclusive!):Does your kid love Minecraft? We can do that. Do they like dance music and want to code their own tunes? We can do that too. How about building Remote-Controlled Robots? Yep, got you covered. Playing with the same equipment that’s currently on the ISS? Sure.

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Don't take our word for it

Without any doubt he enjoyed it! He said he wished school was like this. We were jet-lagged having returned from holiday the previous day, but he jumped out of bed every morning - and fell asleep in the car going home!

Parent

It was a perfect course for them to do as they love computer games and we got a Pi kit last year, but they have not done anything with it. Since doing the course, they got it out immediately and started playing with it.

Mrs P. Watt

My daughter came back really enthused and wanting to go another day. Working a full day on a fixed project was a really nice way of getting an idea of what types of projects are possible. Plus she said she made new friends, so she enjoyed the social aspect of the club.

Ms Murray

He had a fantastic time at HackLab, he was full of it when he got home each day and is still excited about everything he has learnt. Thank you for the time and effort everyone has put in to making it a wonderful experience!

Mrs R. Dunlop
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