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Portland Basin Museum, Ashton


We invite you to MAKE STUFF: A FREE and family friendly drop-in coding, making and tech event for all ages

Pop by and learn how to solder with our Build a Badge workshop, create your own projects and code with CodeBugs see our 3D Printer in action. Discover PatternCraft - a hands- on Minecraft making challenge, and design your own games character at out Game Craft arts table.

Workshops & Activities

3D Printer Demo - You’ve heard all about them, now come and see one in action! Our 3D printer will be running all day, come watch and you can take home your own 3D printed mini mascot

Wearable Tech - Explore the future of fashion and technology and design your own tech tote bag

Pattern Craft - Drop in Programming - using mallets! Get hands-on and create your own art within Minecraft

Build a Bug - Come and make your very own bug! Construct it from laser cut wood and LED flashing eyes


Build a Badge - Learn how to solder, and make a circuit with flashing lights with our drop-in build a badge workshop.

Laser Harp - Come and play on the Laser Harp! An experimental musical instrument made using an Arduino


Arduino Coding - Learn to code and make your own interactive projects using an Arduino

Web Blocks - Learn to programme and play in the world of Web Blocks! A fun building game, inspired by Minecraft

CodeBug! - Learn how to code and create with a CodeBug! A cute, programmable and wearable bug like device

Game Craft - Get game crafty on our kids art table, and construct  your own game characters!

More to be announced very soon!

Portland Basin Museum, 1 Portland Pl, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA


Earlier Event: September 17
Leigh Hack Space
Later Event: December 11
Fred Aldous, Manchester City Centre