This is a ten-week, two-hours per session, electronics course for children aged 10 to 16. We run the course twice a year starting in February and September.
It runs on a Saturday from 12.00 to 14.00 and starts immediately after the Saturday Coding Club has ended. It is aimed at complete beginners to electronics and will enable children to learn how electronics works, by building circuits under the close supervision of skilled adults. They will learn about the basics of electricity, the different electronic components, how to solder and use the laboratory / workshop test equipment.
As it is a course, the children should aim to attend every session. Every child that completes the course will be award a Certificate of Achievement.
When children have completed the course and are confident with the basics, they will be eligible to join the Technology Club that also runs from 12.00 to 14.00, also on a Saturday within the museum.
For a child to be able to start the course they must be able to code proficiently in Python. This is because we use the Raspberry Pi computer as part of the electronics work bench that each child will use. Ideally a child starting the course should have spent six months coding in Scratch followed by a further six months coding in Python.
The fee to attend the course is £100 (incl VAT), which must be paid before the course starts. (effectively £10 per session). which includes the cost of consumable electronic components. If a child attends the first session but does not like it and does not wish to continue with the course, then £90 will be refunded.