In one of our activities, we carried out Augmented Reality T-Shirt Printing with families. One question on everyone’s minds is often “What is augmented reality?”, and while the concept is fairly simple, it can sometimes be tricky to explain it in a manner that is easy to understand.
Last week, Digital Families headed to Power Learners in Southbourne. We carried out a workshop with five families in which they used an app called ThingMaker to produce their own 3D robots. These were then printed during the week to be … Continue reading 3D Robots and Family Blogging @ Power Learners
This week (25 – 29 June), Bournemouth University‘s annual Festival of Learning took place. The public enjoyed taking part in activities, workshops and events all across Bournemouth and further afield, including talks from National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys, interactive fossil fun and … Continue reading Digital Families @ BU’s Festival of Learning
Love the idea of blogging but never known how to? Want a new way to document your family’s outings, holidays or lifestyle? Continue reading “Family Blogging Activity Guide”
Interested in making your own simple Stop Motion animation? Look no further! Continue reading “Stop Motion Animation Activity Guide”
On Monday the 4th of January a group of community practitioners attended a training workshops looking at building a WordPress website and creating a Stop Motion Animation. Continue reading “Skills and Learning Digital Families Training – 4th January 2016”
During a Digital Families workshop at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, parents and their designed their own 3D robots using AutoPlay (now ThingMaker). These robots were then printed out using a 3D printer. The software is created by professional Computer Aided Design company AutoCad. It is a great early introduction into 3D modelling and develops transferable skills for advanced interaction with tablet computers. Continue reading “Building a 3D Robot”
Using the software FlowLab.io; families were able to create their own 2D side-scrolling game. This software provides a fun introduction to programming, logical thinking, ‘sprite’ editing, and game design. Continue reading “Making a 2D Game”