Learners coding and exploring with ThinkerShield and Arduino

Technology Workshop

Duration: 45 minutes

Learn to control digital devices, design algorithms and digital solutions for real world applications in this 45-minute workshop at the Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo.

Stage 2

Learners will use the block-based coding system Scratch, to code interactive stories or games, building their skills in problem solving and computational thinking.

Scratch is a visual coding language that encourages young people to think creatively and collaboratively, as they build their own combinations of codes to manipulate digital characters or sprites.

Stages 3–5

Learners will be introduced to the basics of coding and physical computing through the ThinkerShield and Arduino.

Tailored to support the Technology and Applied Sciences in Stages 4–5, this interactive guided workshop is also perfect for classes using the NSW Department of Education’s Crack the Code unit.

ThinkerShield is a unique combination of microprocessor (brain) and electronic components (inputs: buttons, sensors; outputs: lights, sounds, etc), which are controlled by computer code.

An open-source electronics prototyping platform, based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software, Arduino is designed for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Read more about Arduino.


School Student$10

Learner $10
Supervisor Free
Minimum program cost $150

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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Powerhouse Museum venue page, including:

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