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The #1 provider for tech holiday camps, in school events and after school clubs.

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

Lasercut Nightlight

Lasercut Nightlight

Make your own bedside light! We teach you how to design a light fixture, flatten the design so it can be lasercut and then wire it up with an LED strip.

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Gizmo Glue

Gizmo Glue

Solder is what holds the digital world together. Anyone who wants to be able to make their own Gadgets and Gizmos has to know how to use the worlds most common Gizmo Glue if they want to make something that will last.

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Robotics Challenge

Robotics Challenge

Build, program and remotely control your own PiBorg robot across a WiFi connection! Assess the challenges on the first day, then build, design, personalise and customise your robot ready for the competition!

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Spy Pi

Spy Pi

Over 3 days, we'll build our tweetbot, code it up, test it and then deploy it somewhere inconspicuous and wait until it tweets you the photos of whatever it can see!

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3D Printing & Design

3D Printing & Design

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.

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Codebug Chaos

Codebug Chaos

CodeBug is a compact, programmable, wearable device aimed at getting you into mixing programming and electronics with no prior epxerience required! CodeBug can display graphics and text on its 5x5 LED array and has a bunch of buttons and sensors to allow you to control it.

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GPIO Zero

GPIO Zero

An excellent first step to making machines with Python, GPIO Zero is the new Scratch - get on board!

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Minecraft Xtreme

Minecraft Xtreme

We'll show you how to combine your love of minecraft with your skill in Python programming to make things happen outside the machine... in the physical realm! Our resident codeguru JDave has taken the sandbox and brought it outside!

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Tailored Tees

Tailored Tees

During this mission, students will participate in industry standard design processes in order to create cool, unique and customised tee shirt designs, as well as gain experience using industrial manufacturing technologies to bring their work to life.

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Build a Boardgame

Build a Boardgame

Over three days, we'll help you design, refine, play-test and fabricate your own tabletop game, complete with lasercut pieces to take home and play with your friends!

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Drag 'n' Drop Development

Drag 'n' Drop Development

Stencyl is an intuitive, easy to use game development platform aimed at getting mini-coders into creating their own video games with as quickly as possible.

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Ready Set Release!

Ready Set Release!

The Hacklab Heroes are here to show you how to launch your own indie titles online, as well as point out the risks, rewards and realities of showing your game to everyone.

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AppInventor Java Bridge

AppInventor Java Bridge

We're going to show you how to get to grips with Java Bridge - which uses a specialised library that allows you to take your first steps in Java coding in a simple, unintimidating manner. Come with HackLab as we help you create your own Mobile Tools to help navigate the digital techscape.

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Pygame Zero

Pygame Zero

Come with HackLab as we show you how to use the new Pygame Zero - a layer specially created for students new to Python Programming, allowing us to quickly and easily code our own simple games!

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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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