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Coding portable computing devices (Arduino, Micro:bit etc) Building early warning sensors using programmable technology Making distance sensors to measure water levels of rivers Planning awareness raising strategies in the local community Showcasing event at the end of the project This project is funded by the Community foundation for Calderdale in […]

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A collaboration between Slow the Flow, Scavenger Labs and Noisy Toys funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale #iwill. Steve Summers has been working with the whole of year 8 at Calder High in Mytholmroyd, with three days of workshops and presentations focusing on the uses of programmable technology in […]

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The Scavenger Labs do Unmaking workshops where we take apart dead technology appliances and use the parts for arts and technology projects.  How you can help Do you have equipment that is not working or has no resale value that you can donate to us for use in our workshops? […]

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Things to Know about Tod Repair Cafe

Dates and Key Info 23rd Nov – 12.00 – 16.00 Free Event at the Masonic Hall, White Hart Fold near Train Station.  A repair cafe is when volunteers come together to fix visitors things in a friendly cafe style setting.  You can even just come along for a brew and […]

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Project – Making Change – Social Action Project 2020 – Making Change Dates – October 2019 – May 2020 In a nutshell – We are a new social enterprise concerned with environmental and science education. We want to apply to CFFC to run a social action project in partnership with […]

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Save the Date – Todmorden Repair Cafe 23rd Nov – 12.00 – 16.00Free Event at Masonic Hall, White Hart Fold near Train Station. Join us for an afternoon of volunteer repairing and fixing. Keep posted at https://fb.me/todrepaircafe

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When we are taking apart machines in our Unmaking workshops one of the most useful things we can take out for robot project are DVD or CD motors. Here’s a quick video about why they are great for projects. Update: Here’s another video showing the kinds of things you can […]

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By Mick Chesterman – @mickfuzz I went to the European Scratch conference. Scratch being a block based programming language. It was a good crowd of educators who are committed to making technology learning engaging and accessible. Here’s a photo of a starting meeting. Now I was in the room but […]

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Mick and Diana are going to Tod High for an event to represent the project. Here’s the flyer. Update:This was a good event for networking and getting a general sense of interest in our Making / Maker Space activities. We printed up photos of past activities of unmaking, junk robot […]

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We’ve started to make a manifesto for our style of Junk Making to get across some of the ideas behind it. It would be great to use it as the base as a workshop process with young people and families too to help us focus our ideas for activities. Here […]

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