Made in Coventry Lab (MiC Lab) – STEM Skills for families with children 7+
Would you like to know more about any Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) specialists in Coventry?
Includes free admission to Coventry Transport Museum for the day
Designed for age 7+, but all are welcome
We have invited STEM experts and their teams from around Coventry to share their knowledge, skills, time, and hands-on activities with you.
Join our Made in Coventry Lab (MiC Lab) workshops and connect the links between our museum collections (Past), our STEM experts leading these workshops and Our Future Moves (Present), and you and your city (Future).
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 October
Stitch In Time is a collaborative project between the University of Warwick’s WMG department and local primary schools for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. Taking inspiration from Coventry’s textiles history, children learn to create embroidery designs by writing computer programs. For October half term WMG are extending this project to give access to families to use Turtlestitch software on laptops, to write a program which instructs a digital embroidery machine to stitch their design. Turtlestitch is a free programming platform created by Andrea Mayr-Stalder and Michael Aschauer.
Through a series of exercises, the children learn to write computer programs to draw out shapes, applying their knowledge of geometry and measurement. Then they create a pattern based on their own design inspired by Coventry, adapting it to take advantage of the greater intricacy which can be achieved by the embroidery machine.
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