Practicals

Equipment

If you have access to a laptop, please try to bring that. Please also make sure it is FULLY CHARGED.
Hardware and software recommendations can be found here.

Unfortunately, we are really short of any spare laptops. We’d welcome donations!

If you have a Raspberry Pi, then you are also welcome to bring that along. Please remember to bring your keyboard, mouse and monitor.

Software

Scratch

Scratch is a graphical programming language where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
You can download version 1.4 or use Scratch online.

Minetest

we now use Minetest rather than Minecraft for our activities. Please try and download and install it (no licence/fee required).

Food

The cafe at the Sharp Project opens especially for us, serving a range of snacks, hot food and drinks to buy.

Please show your support, but you are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks.

Where?

The Sharp Project is just off Oldham Road at 1 Thorp Road, M40 5BJ. See Venue page for a map.

If you are coming by car, then there is a free and secure car park on site.

The Sharp Project is well served by public transport too, with a Metrolink stop (Central Park) next door.

Important

If you are 13 or under, then please make sure a parent or guardian is with you throughout the event.

If you’re over 13, then we will ask for details of an emergency contact person.

Please make sure you take care of your valuables at all times. There are also lockers and a cloakroom available at The Sharp Project.

What to expect

This video might help…

A youth club to code & make things