Skill-building workshops

Order a workshop based on building, coding and designing a selection of products.

We will be available to help and guide you throughout the workshop.

 

Most workshops can be done online

Send your questions and order a workshop at sales@makekit.no

WORKSHOPS TO GET STARTED

START WITH MICRO:BIT

Age: 11+ (8 years with grownups)

Participants: 20

Time: 1-3 hours

In this workshop, we show you the magic of the micro:bit. 

We will show you how to start using makecode, how to program simple commands, using the sensors and Bluetooth. 

START WITH 3D-PRINTER

Age: 11+

Participants: 15

Time: 3 hours+

This workshop teaches you how to start using your 3D-printer. How to make simple models, make them ready for print, and how to print. 

We also take you through the basics of the printer and how to do the necessary maintenance.  

START WITH VINYLCUTTER

Age: 11+ (8 years with grownups)

Participants: 20

Time: 2-5 hours

A vinyl cutter cuts perfectly precise stickers for cutlery or textiles. In this workshop we show you how to apply single or double colour graphics to t-shirts, cups, jars and more.

Tools for workshop

Want to organize a great workshop on your own? 

We have the tools and training you need! 

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MAIN WORKSHOP

DRONE WORKSHOPS

Hover:bit

Age: 11+

Participants: 20

Time: 3-6 hours or more

Lone or bring home: Both

Hoverbit is a swift, floating hovercraft. Experience true cross curriculum learning that involves coding, papercrafts, design, glueing, aerodynamics, screws, bolts and assembly. We are using recycled cardboard and natural plywood instead of plastic.

 

When ready, the hover:bit will swiftly drift away, only limited by your piloting skills.

Kolibri drone

Age: 11+ (8 years with a parent)

Participants: 20

Time: 1-3 hours

Lone or bring home: Both

This workshop focuses on learning how to build and fly a drone. Kolibri is a simplified micro-building kit with a small, 50g quadcopter. You will fly the drone by using the included remote control. Because of its size, this drone requires relatively little space and you can fly it just as well inside as outside.

Air:bit
 

Age: 11+

Participants: 20

Time: 3-6 hours or more

Lone or bring home: Loan (bring home) 

In this workshop you will learn how to build and manage the Air:bit drone. We will focus on how to use the micro:bit as a sender and receiver. You will learn how to code and program the micro:bit to send short text based user inputs over radio, and modify the receiver to move the Air:bit drone when an incoming text is received. This by using block-programming in Make:code.

What you learn:

  • Components, motors, propellers, battery and sensors 

  • Block or java-programming in Make:code

  • Real-time measurements of temperature, acceleration and battery voltage

  • Designing and printing your own drone frame

  • Mathematics: geometry, functions and scaling

This workshop is suitable for interdisciplinary work in science, mathematics, engineering, technology, arts and crafts, physics, ethics and language subjects as Norwegian and English.
 

Read more about Air:bit here!

Buzz:bit 

Age: 9+

Participants: 20

Time: 2-4 hours

Lone or bring home: Both

Make a Tivoli game where you get to challenge others in speed and accuracy. 

Useless robots

Age: 8+ (children under 11 years must                 bring a parent)

Participants: 20

Time: 2-3 hours or more

Lone or bring home: Bring home

This workshop is about learning how a robot can solve a meaningless or meaningful problem, by using micro:bit. By identifying the problem, you will learn how to design your own robot which will solve the problem for you.

 

What you learn:

  • Idea development, design and problem solving

  • Motoric skills

  • How to code with make:code (block-programming) 

  • How electricity works

  • Design and mechanics

This workshop is suitable for interdisciplinary work in science, mathematics and arts and crafts, as well as elective courses such as programming and technology in practice.

Reaction:bit 

Age: 8+

Participants: 20

Time: 2-4 hours

Lone or bring home: Both

This is a great start to all building and coding skills. Build your own reaction game. This workshop can be combined with Air:bit, Hover:bit and Buzz:bit. 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

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RATTLEBOT

Age: 8+

Participants: 10

Time: 30 min - 1 hour

Lone or bring home: Bring home

In this workshop you can make your own fantasy animal. Pre-cut thirds with head, legs and body are decorated and assembled with legs of steel wire. A vibration motor is mounted and connected, which will get the fantasy animal moving in a random direction.

What you learn:

  • Creativity

  • Practice dexterity

  • Motory skills

  • The electric circuit (consisting of a battery, coupling plug and motor)


 

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MD2

Age: 14+ (11 with adult) 

Participants: 20

Time: 4-6 hours or more

Loan or bring home: Loan

The MD2 is the oldest workshop at MakeKit and it features our own dronekit who stems back to 2015 and is being refined and perfected year after year. It features a full blooded brushless quadcopter with lots of power and modification options.

This workshop is great for businesses and team-building as well as a great in depth workshop for older children.

What you learn:

Basic components such as motors, regulators, flight controller, batteries, propellers, radio and frame

Radio signals and flight directions

Batteries, power distribution and charging

Gyro and stabilization

Flight training and security

This workshop is also suitable for interdisciplinary work in science, mathematics, engineering, technology, arts and crafts, physics, ethics and language subjects as Norwegian and English.

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DESIGN AND BUILD

Age: 10+ (younger children can join                        together with a parent)

Participants: 20

Time: 2-4 hours

Lone or bring home: Bring home

At this workshop, you can design and create your own drone with a laser cutter and 3D printer.

Laser cutter:

You will draw the frame from scratch in Fusion 360 or Google SketchUp, which you then laser cut. Instructions will be given throughout the workshop.

3D print:

The drone frame can be 3D printed, or made of ice rods or other 3D printed parts. To prepare the files for the printer, we use programs as Fusion 360, Google SketchUp, slic3r or Cura.

 


 

TEAMBUILDING

14. januar 2017

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Collaboration and relationship building are just as important as professional input in a company. Gather your team and do something fun and creative to boost your team spirit!

At this workshop you and your team will learn how to build and fly a quadcopter from scratch. You can choose from two different courses - easy and advanced.

EASY COURSE:

 

Participants: 20
Time: 1-3 hours

This course focuses on learning how to build and fly a Kolibri drone. Kolibri is a simplified micro-building kit with a small, 50g, quadcopter. You will fly the drone by using the included remote control. Because of its size, this drone requires relatively little space and you can fly it just as well inside as outside.

ADVANCED COURSE:

Participants: 20

Time: 4-6 hours

How about gathering your team to learn how to build and fly your own drone from scratch? This workshop includes a kit consisting of a 500g quadcopter and you get to learn about all the basic components and how to fly the quadcopter by using different settings and configurations in the flight controller.

Course introduction:

  • Technical introduction to components and flight theory

  • Frame mounting

  • Mounting of electronic components

  • How to program the transmitter and the flight controller

  • Testing and flight practice