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Aunty Social are pleased to invite artists from Blackpool the opportunity to take part in a FREE workshop on 22 June from 5-8pm to learn about how Micro:bits could be used in their work.

Micro:bits were created by the BBC and can do all sorts of interesting things. The tiny boards have 25 red LED lights that can flash messages, two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. A micro:bit can also detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet – so the possibilities are huge.

Aunty Social has teamed up with technologist Les Pounder to offer this session FREE of charge. We are interested in finding out what artists might want to do using this technology and, if there is an appetite, develop a bid to do a more significant project following the initial workshop.

About Les: Les Pounder is a local maker / hacker / tinkerer who specialises in using small computers with sensors, robotics and lights to produce ideas and projects to help others learn more about physical computing. Les will be leading the workshops and helping you to get the most from the micro:bit and how it can be incorporated into your work. Les has a blog at http://bigl.es where you can see some of his mad ideas

To apply for your FREE workshop place please complete this short form. We’re looking for the most interesting and innovative ideas so be creative and push what you think is possible.