A Makerlab, eh??
A space designed from the ground up on the simple ethos that everyone should know how to create cool stuff - like robots AND automatons AND electronic textiles AND scribbling machines AND cardboard monsters AND, well, you get the idea!
Kitted out with all the components and technology to make teaching science, engineering and electronics SUPER fun, it’s a one-of-a-kind educational space that’s the first in the Country to specialise in creative learning through technology.
We need your support to help get young people programming robots, exploring Minecraft universes, cooking-up circuitry and making a small corner of London Road the place where infinite imagination meets awesome technology. We've got an AMAZING range of workshops and sessions that are exclusive to Kickstarter and perfect for the upcoming APRIL HALF TERM, so what are you waiting for - get pledging and help be part of something the whole city can be proud of!
Who are we?
We’re MakerClub, just two guys that believe teaching science and tech should be serious fun. We got together with some of the UK’s most amazing workshop providers and hatched a plan to create a bustling hub for creative technology courses and after school clubs for ages 8 to 80 in the heart of Brighton.
We run our own workshops and even won the education commision for the 2014 Brighton Digital Festival with our family electronics treasure hunt, Oggbots. We also run a yearly educational and technology summit called Spark Festival with our friends at Long Run Works.
By using things like, 3D printers, Minecraft, arts materials and simple electronics, we believe you can unleash your inner creative genius and discover a new inner confidence simply by making stuff!
Laptops and Lasers forever!
We need your help to make it amazing. By supporting us through Kickstarter, you’ll be helping to buy in-house laptops for those that can’t afford them and getting us a high powered laser cutter, to turn the space into something truly extraordinary.
These tools will allow us to extend the amount of workshops we can run, provide a far more rich educational space and allow for more creative learning experience.
All our perks are real courses and experiences that you or your kids can do when we launch on March 30th - if we have already confirmed a date for the course or workshop, you’ll be able to see it in the pledge box. Most workshops occur on Weekends, after-school or in the upcoming April Half Term. Please be aware of age limits, although we are flexible for those with a little more experience.
Where does the money go?
Risks and challenges
The biggest unknown for us, is whether enough people actually want to learn about coding, robots and exploring creativity through technology. Having seen how much young people love our workshops, we have a hunch they do, but is it enough for the space to be sustainable?
We want the Brighton Makerlab to be shining beacon for other such initiatives across the UK and think this city is the best place to start that dream - but until we open those doors we simply don’t know!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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