Interactive Electro Dough Ice Cream Eating Monster

Electro dough is a great way to introduce lessons on circuits to younger learners. It is such a tactile way to get involved with building and engages the creative mind, placing more emphasis on creative play and hands-on exploration. Another advantage is that is it less fiddly to handle than some traditional electronics components [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:37:57+00:00August 17th, 2017|Art, Projects, Reviews, Technology|0 Comments

Adventures with the BBC Microbit: Coding with Mu

The BBC Microbit is such a versatile entry point to programming and there are already some excellent resources that you can use to get going with it straight away. But at the STEAMShip, we are really excited about how we might explore different ways to integrate it in your projects beyond the excellent resources that [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:38:33+00:00June 28th, 2017|Coding, Projects, Technology|0 Comments

Drawbots – prototyping designs for new workshops

Drawbots are always a very popular introduction to robotics workshop idea so we've spent some time recently experimenting with various designs and techniques to extend the drawbot workshops. Our focus was evaluating what materials and construction techniques are appropriate for different age groups and skill levels. We also analysed how much of the building activity [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:39:59+00:00June 13th, 2017|Art, Engineering, Projects, Technology|0 Comments

GO! GO! Robo! – Lego Mindstorms Robotics Fun.

Some of the Steamship crew were very excited to take delivery of a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit a few weeks ago and have been getting to explore the amazing potential of such an exciting system. We have been particularly impressed with the ease of construction inherent in Lego Technic parts and how this enables [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:40:18+00:00January 10th, 2017|Coding, Projects, Reviews, Technology|0 Comments