Making fun things that are ‘digitally managed’ has never been easier with the availability of very cheap, fully functional computers like the Raspberry Pi, and microcontrollers like Arduino. Taking the first steps with anything new is never easy, but acquiring digital skills is important for everyone, and is especially important for the under-18’s as their work and living environment will be dominated by digital technology in ways that we cannot even predict at present.
A key aim of the Marlborough area Maker Group is to encourage and support the acquisition of these skills and this set of pages profiles a range of ‘making’ projects to encourage everyone to ‘have a go’. If any of these projects do inspire you to ‘have a go’, but you think you may need a bit of help then do contact us at email@example.com or why not come along to one of our occasional meetings. Students at St John’s School can also drop in to the Friday lunchtime Digital Making Club.
We are also promoting our Group and what ‘digital making’ projects can easily be done with demonstrations and other events like Raspberry Jams that we organise at community venues in and around Marlborough.
Listed below are links to some suggested projects that you might like to undertake, as well as some detailed descriptions of projects that have already been started and may also inspire you!