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Exploring the BBC micro:bit

This Saturday we have a session that’s dedicated to learning more about the BBC micro:bit, a small computer that can be programmed and a great way to young and old to learn how to code, create and invent. It’s similar to the Code Bug we showed at Code Club some time ago, but a number of these have been distributed to schools all over the Isle of Man by the BBC, so you may come across these sooner rather than later. Our friends from Barclays are coming to show us these devices and give us the opportunities to play and learn from them. We’ll be having a presentation first, then a hands on workshop to see what we can build.

Our robotics space, 3D space and Code Bus will be open for normal activities, but we’ll be encouraging everyone to come learn about Micro Bit first. So come and join us for this exciting sessions.

Now for some news: We’re starting a new Scratch course on the 1st October. If you haven’t done this yet or know someone who’s interested, please get in touch as we still have places. Also, we’re looking for people with an interest in Cybersecurity to take part in this year’s CyberSecurity Challenge. If you’re between 12 and 18 and love puzzles, this will be just up your street. If you’re interested, drop me a line at owen@codeclub.im

One other piece of news: Manx Litfest is running in a couple of weeks time. One of their events is titled ‘Embed with Games’ and is a session with Cara Ellison, a writer, game critic and video game narrative designer. This is on Saturday 1st at 6:00pm (so you may need to leave Code Club a bit early). Tickets are priced at £4, but we have free tickets for Code Club members! If you fancy going, drop me a line at owen@codeclub.im

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