After the heady preparation work last Tuesday, we eventually got to put the plan to test on Thursday at the oversubscribed workshop, with 9 participants.
There was an eclectic audience, ranging from school kids to retirees! Some people were just eager to play Space Invaders, or rather Pacman – apologies again for not having it. Others had previously worked on the mechanical side of an Arduino project and were eager to get stuck into the the Software/Electronic side of it. Some had even hacked outdoor Solar powered lights and programmed with the Sinclair but were new to the Arduino. All in all it was a wonderful mix of ages and experience!
Five Bedlabbers: Greg, Martin, John, Mick and Victor, were at hand to facilitate the workshop, which meant no one was short of assistance or guidance throughout the project.
I am ecstatic to report that everyone got to complete their projects and go home with a Space Invaders game console or the odd Asteroids one. Most importantly though we all (facilitators and participants alike) had an amazing time and learnt a great deal.