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MadLab Cymru

MadLab is a unique, hands-on electronics workshop. Students learn to solder electronic components onto specially-designed circuit boards.

MadLab Cymru

Your students can try their hand at soldering, find out how electronics work and even make a buzzing puzzle to baffle their friends in our electronics workshop.

In the workshop participants solder electronic components from start to finish, onto specially-designed circuit boards. We start with a hands-on interactive talk to explain circuits and all the components.

There are several kits to make, from simple Flashing Lights to a programmable robot which is able to find its way around a maze. Participants get to learn how to use a soldering iron and actually make and take home a working electronic circuit.

Capacity

Minimum of 5 participants, maximum of 30 participants per session.

Prices for this Science Made Simple workshop start at just £675 +VAT for up to 2 sessions. Please see our website for the latest information on prices.

Dates and Location

We have availability any day of the week and can travel anywhere in the UK.

Duration

2 sessions of 90 to 120 minutes each in a day.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Subjects and topics

    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Design/Art/Fashion
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • Energy/Environment
    • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering/Systems/Processes

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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