Post-apocalyptic skills for youngsters!
Attention Scavengers: we need more junk
Yes please: PC towers, radios, power tools, old technology, anything battery-powered with a speaker.
No thanks: anything with screens (no laptops or pads)
Anything that doesn’t have a screen or is highly radioactive is worth a pop.
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31 January 2018 (Wednesday) 5-6pm
Big Tin Shed, Unit 7 Victoria Works, Victoria Road, HX7 8LN, Hebden Bridge
It’s the last unit but one on the left right at the end of Victoria road. If you end up in the river, you have gone too far. Big roller-shutter door, ‘Big Tin Shed’ sign over the door. 2 doors down from Handmade Parade.
Recommended ages: 8+ (under 12s must be accompanied. Exceptions can be made for accompanied under 8s if you check with us first).
Both workshop leaders have enhanced DBS disclosure and are happy to show the certificates on request.
No booking required, just turn up.
Scavengers is all about up-cycling: making new things out of junk. Like Wombles*. This session is led by Steve Summers (Noisy Toys) and Mick Chesterman (EdLab) and will focus on Un-Making electronic things and Making things that make Noise. Like Techno Wombles**.
* Please refer to Wikipedia if you are younger than 35
** Please refer to you imagination
What will we be doing?
– Un-Making: Screwdrivers in hand we will demolish old electronic junk and scavenge any useful bits from their innards.
– Making: Find out how to easily make some Robotic Noise Instruments from freely available computer guts.
– Playing: Make your own Video Arcade Console from recycled materials to play retro games.
– Innovating: Make/experiment with anything you like! We have lots of resources here.
– Noise: Have a bit of a Noise Jam to finish if we feel like it.
We have everything you need but feel free to bring you own tools and junk.
Parents are welcome to stay for the workshop, join in, or just have a cup of tea in the space, or leave and come back if their child seems happy. The workshop will involve the use of screwdrivers to take apart junk, which may be dusty and have sharp edges inside. We will supervise the activity and demonstrate safe practice but minor cuts are possible. Please do not take part in the un-making if this is a terrifying prospect for you or your child.
For more information and to receive information about more scavenger workshops please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘SCAVENGERS’ (occasional emails, only for this).