What will I need to bring?

The only thing you really need to bring is your imagination!

Aside from that, a few other things will be helpful:

  • A Laptop – if you have your own laptop please bring it with you (don’t forget to charge it!). If you don’t have one, we have a couple of spares and we also have Raspberry Pi computers.
  • An Adult – if you’re under 13 years old you’ll need to bring an adult with you, who will need to stay for the session (who knows, they might learn a thing or two themselves).
  • Lunch or lunch money – bring your own pack lunch or there is a coffee shop in the room next to us.

If you have your own Raspberry Pi feel free to bring it along – that way you can carry on the fun at home! Please remember your power supply, mouse, keyboard, SD card and monitors.

What else can I do to get ready?

Although you don’t need that much to come along and get coding, it might make things go a bit more smoothly if you can set up a couple of things beforehand. Don’t worry if you get stuck, getting started is always the hardest bit and the Ninjas and Mentors at the dojo will be able to get you over most hurdles.

Some software you can install:

  • Scratch – Scratch is an easy to use graphical programming language you can use to make games and animations. We use Scratch 1.4 or 2.0 beta which you can download for free from the scratch website.