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Robot Wars at Wiveliscombe Library

A brilliant hands-on electronic robot designing & making workshop on May 30th from 5 – 6.30pm at Wiveliscombe Library, 9 The Square, Wiveliscombe, Taunton TA4 2JT

These robots are also known as Vibrobots and in this workshop we’ll first learn a little bit about circuits with hands-on activities, then we’ll get building our brushbot.
Let your imagination go wild as you design and adapt your robot a chosen environment – does it have camouflage? what senses does it possess? what will it eat and how will it survive?
We’ll end the session with lots of laughter playing  Vibrobot Drag racing, Sumo Battles and Jousting.

£12.50 per child, includes their robot to take home.

Age Guide:
Suitable for all primary school aged children.
Under 5s must be accompanied by their adult.
Over 5s who can work independently can leave their adult at home.

Book Your Place:

It’s easy to secure a place on the course for your child using our simple booking form. Simply scroll through the calendar to the event you want to book into, select how many tickets you’d like & click on the date of the session you’d like to attend.

You’ll be given the option to pay quickly and easily via PayPal. Shortly after, you’ll receive an email confirmation and receipt. If you need to cancel or rearrange simply click the relevant link in the email. If you don’t have paypal, please contact us to book or call/text 07847006048 if you have any queries.

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