Family Robot Workshop - CircuitPython / MakeBlocks

This 2020/2021 school holidays, I will be running a robotics workshop for kids and parents!

The key difference about this robotics workshop is that you will build a real robot with real electronics components, and also learn Python (or MakeBlocks if you prefer).

I ran this workshop earlier in the year for people of all ages, and it was very successful!


Please register on Mixily here:

Date and time

Date is Sunday the 17th Jan 2021 - 11AM onwards.
Finish when you are ready - I am happy to stay as long as you need. Tea, coffee available. Snacks available with small fee. Lunch not provided.


Hobart Hackerspace - 2 St Johns Ave, New Town 7008
A deviation from the normal venue, Hackerspace has just enough space for 6-8 people doing a workshop. Plenty of parking, and the back door will be open from 11AM onwards.


Cost is $215 including workshop fee.

Payment Details

Payment can be made before 11 December 2020 to:
BSB: 062 692
Acct Number: 4013 2258
Amount: $215

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The Robot

The robot consists of a

Robot chassis (you build yourself)

CircuitPython microcontroller board (Adafruit Metro M0/M4 Express)

Motor controller (powers the motors)

Ultrasonic sensor for collision detection. (HC-SR04)


You will learn some simple Python programming. An example:

import time
print("Hello World!")