Join us for a kids’ mini-hack on 5 December

192x274hack5 December, 10am-1pm
Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (Map)

This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance. Open to participants ages 11-16. Parents are encouraged to drop off children and return at 12.30pm to see the final products. Book free tickets.


Get creative in a hands-on computing workshop where we’ll be hacking code & sound at the Weston Library with Sandbox Education.

As part of Oxford’s celebrations of the 200th birthday of computing pioneer Ada Lovelace, we’ll be exploring two of her favourite interests – music and computing.

Our specialist workshop leaders are skilled educators who provide the tools and the skills for you to make and code musical instruments that respond to the environment and create unique sounds.192x74Sandbox-logo

Bare sounds
Working hands-on with the amazing Electric Paint & Touch Board, you will explore the powers of code and electricity to create unique musical instruments.

The Touch Board is a micro controller to prototype musical instrument. It helps you transform sensor data into sound, light or information in the cloud – without needing soldering, wiring or complex programming.

Arduino instruments
With the Arduino & Tinkerkit, you will invent and assemble electronic musical instruments that can respond to the environment – learning coding, physical computing, music participation and having great fun!

The Arduino is a low cost, open-source electronics hardware and software platform that senses and responds to the environment.

Want to know what people have done on previous workshops? Watch Sandbox Education live at Music Tech Fest 2015 in Sweden at