Step inside Insomnia X Resonate’s digital making space

By Craig Steele

Take your first steps to becoming a digital maker when you step inside Insomnia X Resonate’s Digital Making Space. Drop in to a series of interactive workshops that allow you to get hands on with code. Learn how to design and build your own classic game, or create your own music using computer code. Each workshop is run by experts from the digital world.

No previous coding experience is needed. This is a fantastic way to learn digital skills in a fun and social environment. The workshops are 25 minutes long and will be rotated. They include:

Make Music Using Code – Get started with the basics of Sonic Pi and learn to code your own music. Create sounds using code, loop them, add effects and samples, then bring it all together in a live performance.

Get Physical with the Micro:bit – The micro:bit is a palm sized gadget that you can control with computer code. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn about coding and work together to create your first project using the micro:bit.

Create a Classic Snake Game – Use Python, one of the most popular computer programming languages in the world, to recreate your own version of the classic Snake game. Remix the code to make it tougher, or even add in your own cheats!

Craig Steele is a digital making expert, creative technologist, and is interested in showing how coding can be a fun hobby and creative tool. Craig is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and leads a network of free coding clubs for young people across the country. At the clubs young people learn to build apps, design games, make wearable technology and play with cutting edge tech. It makes learning to code a fun and sociable experience.

In 2016, Craig was nominated as a BBC Make it Digital “One to Watch” and was a finalist in the “Digital Leader of the Year” Awards in 2017. Craig co-authored Computer Coding for Kids (over one million copies sold worldwide), Scratch Challenge (released February 2017), and co-produced BBC Radio 1’s Hackstage Pass game, which saw over one million players and won BBC’s Connected Studio.