Had a brilliant day OISF 2023 Family Day. Lots of enthusiastic young people and their families using scratch & ScratchJr coding to create their own games and draw their own sprites. Also created algorithms and used microbits.
Thanks for the great welcome RAF Lossiemouth Friends and Families Day. Lovely to meet lots of enthusiastic young people sharing an interest in coding, 3D printing & computing science.
Thanks for the great welcome @RAFLossiemouth Friends and Families Day. Lovely to meet lots of enthusiastic young people sharing an interest in coding, 3D printing & computing science.
In this presentation Mark Dammer will show us how both the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino can be used to make music.
Mark will demonstrate his own self made Arduino synthesizer, and will show us how a Raspberry Pi can be turned into a fully fledged electronic music studio with sequencers, synthesizers, effects and MIDI capability.
Last but not least he will give an overview about freely available software for the Raspberry Pi to generate sounds and edit or compose music.
Thank you for all your support as we approach our goal of £3000. So far we have delivered over 2500 visors to 120 locations across Moray. In addition we have delivered over 1250 single-use visors, 1600 face mask relief straps (fits behind the head and takes mask elastic away from your ears) and 150 door dongles (fit in the hand and allow the user to avoid touching door handles, cash points etc…). If you know anyone who needs a free visor etc… just use our contact form at www.moraymakerspace.com
Following on from his recent synthesizer talks Maarten has developed a four lecture series that builds on his talks and takes certain aspects a little further, this course is aimed at participants with no previous knowledge of synthesizers. The lectures will be delivered at the end of June and beginning of July and are between 8 and 9pm, to allow those of us who are working to get home and recover a little.
All you will need is a computer with speakers and a microphone and an internet connection.
The course will take place via ZOOM, if you are interested please get in touch using our contact form.
Here is one of the quieter moments at The T-Exchange stand.
This year the Festival Family Day was busier than ever with over 1,800 visitors of all ages. Perhaps one of the most popular offerings was the three Organic Orchestra instruments; The Carrotene (piano), the Percolator (drums) and the Rhubarbium (tubular bells). As full volume from the three 200Watt amplifiers was a bit much for the older adults the volume controls were regularly turned down, only to be turned up again, after a little while, by younger adults… As these instruments appear to work by magic, explaining the function was a challenge.
The more academic visitors quickly moved on to the Coder Dojo and Code Club section, where a lot of concentration went into code design, the graphical programming language ‘Scratch’ and other teaching technology.
An ‘Ender 3’ 3D printer was demonstrating how to print “Smoothies” for blowing bubbles inside bigger bubbles. These were a small part of the entertaining performance by highly skilled bubble maker Philip Noble at the next activity.
Most importantly, The T-Exchange stand was well supported by members with 11 taking part, including 3 Juniors.