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Swap chicks for chips this Easter at the CCH!

Entrance to the Centre (Pic: Centre for Computing History)

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With the Easter holidays leaving the kids with time (and chocolate!) on their hands, why not take them along to the amazing Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, England, where they can level up on digital know-how while having fun?

As usual, the team has bags of events going on at the Centre during the school break.  Take a look at the range below and visit CCH’s What’s On page to find other exciting events. There’s lots to see and do for adults too.

The Centre will be open 7 Days a Week for the duration of the holiday.  Remember to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

What’s on?

From the Centre for Computing History, direct links to events and activities leading up to Easter:

Design a Game Controller!Date: 4th April 2017

Come along to the Centre and make your own game controller!

Do You Know Arduino?Date: 5th April 2017

Get hands-on with Arduino boards and experiment with controlling all sorts of things in the physical world around you.

Computing History TourDate: 5th April 2017

How can a computer be programmed by a strip of paper? Why does a huge block of old-fashioned memory have less capacity than a tiny chip in a mobile phone? What on earth is 01100010 01101001 01101110…

Pi Power with Scratch!Date: 6th April 2017

Have you got a Raspberry Pi and want to do more than just programming? Perhaps you’re looking to see what this Pi business is all about? Well, this fun workshop is a great place to start!

Bug Your BedroomDate: 6th April 2017

Kids, are you tired of people (that is, parents and younger siblings) entering your room without permission? With a Raspberry Pi and some clever Python code, you can put a stop to that!

Electronics Lab – Build an Electronic DiceDate: 7th April 2017

Come and build yourself an Electronic Dice!

 

James and the Giant ProcessorDate: 10th April 2017

Meet the mind behind our latest exhibit!

 

Learn to Code 80’s StyleDate: 12th April 2017

Come and join us for a workshop of coding, 1980’s style!

Build Your Own Adventure GameDate: 13th April 2017

Twine is a brilliant online tool for constructing interactive stories.

Computing History TourDate: 14th April 2017

How can a computer be programmed by a strip of paper? Why does a huge block of old-fashioned memory have less capacity than a tiny chip in a mobile phone? What on earth is 01100010 01101001 01101110…

James and the Giant ProcessorDate: 15th April 2017

Meet the mind behind our latest exhibit!

Do you want to know more?

For more info on the Centre including content, costs and how to get there, check out their website!

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/

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