In 2016 one million kids in the UK got their own microcomputer, the BBC micro:bit. Nowadays, the BBC micro:bit is spreading in Norway, and on February 25th to 26th a micro:bit hackathon run in Oslo. This micro:bit.party will host courses for kids (age 10+) and for teachers who want to know how to use the micro:bit in education. The best projects from the hackaton will be rewarded with great prizes. Register now if you want to participate.
There is a large increase in the number of makerspaces in educational institutions: Westerdals (Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology) opens a brand new student driven Westerdals Makerspace on February 28th.
In addition, Makerspace Norway, becoming the largest makerspace, with 800 sqm, in Norway, opens in Kristiansand March 4th. This makerspace is member-based and has well-equipped studios for ceramics, woodworking, electronics, metal, and crafts.
Repair festivals for electronics
The ”Fiksefest for elektronikk” at Deichmanske Public Library January 28th was a great success. 20 fixers repaired more than 50 devices! The next event will take place March 4th at Furuset library. The repair festivals are spreading around Norway. If you want to know how to organise one yourself, contact Restarters Norway.
From March 6th to 12th Trigger Skaperfestival will take place at Vitensenteret i Trondheim. The festival will have exhibitions by makers, workshops for kids, and educational programs. If you have a project you want to show off, register here.