Robot Greenhouse Workshop

28 June or 11 July / 12pm - 4.30pm / FACT Connects Space / FREE


Join us for a day of robot gardening! Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK based charity that aims to enhance computing education - and have fun while doing so, kindly donating 100 Raspberry Pi Greenhouses for the project here at FACT.


In the first part of the session, you will be introduced to local bio-scientists and grow-your-own enthusiasts Farm Urban who will talk about the importance of growing plants in the city. We will start right away by planting your seedling.


In the second part of the session, you will build your Robot Greenhouse with Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Creative Producer Rachel Rayns, followed by a guided programming workshop. You can programme your robot however you like: Want it to flash red when your plant is thirsty, or orange, or white? Or turn blue when your plant is cold? Sure thing. Whilst your Greenhouse is letting you know how your garden is getting on, it’s also collecting data and saving it in a spreadsheet; light levels, humidity, soil moisture and temperature.


You only need to attend one of these sessions, and then we will invite you back on 22 August to find out how to use the data to produce creative graphs and charts at our Data Visualisation workshop led by the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Ben Nuttall.


The workshop is suitable for ages 12 and up. Please note, this workshop is for children accompanied by an adult. To bring your child to this workshop, please book 1x ticket which acts as combined admittance for you and your child. 


The Raspberry Pi Foundation has kindly donated 100 limited edition robot kits (including a Raspberry Pi computer, camera, robot circuit boards and plant to take away with you!) - We are exploring intergenerational learning; so are looking particularly for adult (18+) and child (12 - 18 year olds) teams.


With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

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