Are there any mechanical or electrical constructors in the U3A movement who like to build small items as projects? We are proposing a new initiative where particular project buildscan be capable of moving and being controlled, and are pitted against each other in a series of challenges. The constructions can be in the form of a moving “robot” of whatever form, subject to some simple rules, but capable of being adapted for each of the challenges. You may have heard of “Raspberry Pi”, “Arduino” or “Picaxe”, which are all programmable devices, and will aid the use of sensors being used for the more advanced challenges. So, the challenge will clearly be of interest to coding creators too.
If anyone in NLU3A is interested, contact Henrietta Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org . She will put those interested in touch with each other.
For more details click to read the flyer from the U3A science network