One Day Digital Scotland

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Parents and people aged 13–16 years old, check out Nesta’s One Day Digital events running across Scotland – a free one day expert workshop with the likes of Mozilla, BBC Scotland, STV, Coder Dojo, Young Rewired State and Dundee based techs – Quartic Llama and Chris Martin. Learn and use the latest software and technology including creating your own website, learn stop frame animation, character design using Raspberry Pi, design your own physical app using Arduino, video editing, digital journalism, code content and physical objects and learn how to design and print 3D objects.

Nesta believes it‘s crucial that our stars of tomorrow can create digital technologies as well as consume them. Digital technologies touch every aspect of life beyond the mobile phone in our pockets, including finance, cutting edge medicine, engineering and entertainment. Even day-to-day physical objects from cars to fridges are becoming digital devices. Digital making is great for exploring creative self-expression, as it’s easier to invent and be creative when you understand the principles and have had a chance to try them out for yourself. Read on to find out more about each of the sessions…

Places are free on a first come first served basis and Nesta is providing everything needed – Lunch, expert support, laptops and software- all you have to do is sign-up!

Full details of each event and to sign up (if you are aged 13-16 years old only) here: www.onedaydigital.eventbrite.com and if you would like any more info before signing up please email digitalmakersscotland@nesta.org.uk or telephone: 01382 229521

One Day Digital events are being organised by Nesta, the UK’s innovation charity, with the support of The Scottish Government and industry partners; and find out more information about their digital making campaign.

One Day Digital Events (10.30 – 4.30pm) –

  • Saturday 2nd March – Dundee
  • Saturday 16th March – Aberdeen
  • Saturday 23rd March – Glasgow
  • Saturday 30th March – Edinburgh

What can you do at One Day Digital?

3D Printing with MakLab, Scotland’s first open access digital fabrication studio. In this session you can create and print a 3D model. You will use 3D software to design and then with the help of the experts from MakLab print the physical object on a 3D printer. You can even take the model you created home with you!

Raspberry Pi with Quartic Llama: Design and code behaviours for your own video game character and put it to the test all on a Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. This stream will introduce the basics of programming for video games using the Python programming language. You’ll come away with a customised character and your very own game that you can keep working on after the event!

Coder Dojo: Build and publish your own HTML5 web site or web app with the CoderDojo coding club. No previous coding experience is necessary. You will work with CoderDojo mentors to design and develop your digital creation. By the end of the day, you will publish your new digital creation to the web where you can share it with your friends and family. After the session, we will keep your creation online, and we will show you how you can download it so you’ll be ready to develop version 2!

Young Rewired State: Coding is for everyone! Learn how to create cool stuff the ‘hackathon’ way by coming along, learning a thing or two about coding, and working with likeminded people to create awesome things using technology. To participate in this session you will require an intermediate knowledge of coding.

Arduino with Chris Martin: Design and prototype your own physical app using Arduino micro controllers. This is a fast paced, hands on workshop where you can use your own ideas and experiment with electronics and code.

Mozilla Popcorn: YouTube’s all well and good, but what if you could add extra stuff to your videos? What if you could pull in things from around the Web – LIVE and in real-time? In this workshop Mozilla (the people behind the Firefox web browser) will be demoing Popcorn, a brand new video editing tool. You’ll learn to remix videos in ways you never thought possible! From campaign videos to just messing around and having a laugh, Popcorn’s a free and open tool you can use for just about anything! (Edinburgh only)

Digital Storytelling Techniques with STV: Are you a budding journalist? Come along and take part in this session hosted by STV to find out more about the digital story-telling techniques they use to deliver the news. Timelines, maps, streams and info-graphics are used every day to help inform viewers, in this session you will use these tools to tell your story. (Edinburgh only)

Stop-Frame Animation with BBC: Why not try stop-frame animation and bring your story to life with BBC Scotland L.A.B. In groups we will story board, make models, animate, add sound effects and music to create a short film by the end of the day. All you have to do is … be prepared to work as part of a team, be creative and have fun! The session is ideal if you have never done any animation before. (Glasgow and Aberdeen only)

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