Youth Maker Mondays: Creative Robotics Goes to the Movies (Ages 10-14)

Youth, Tech Lab

Youth Maker Mondays: Creative Robotics Goes to the Movies (Ages 10-14)

Bring a movie scene to life using code, electronics, and common crafting materials.

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 11/6/2023 2:30:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  2. Mon, 11/13/2023 2:30:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  3. Mon, 11/20/2023 2:30:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mon, 11/6/2023 - Mon, 11/20/2023

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Youth Ages 10-12, Youth Ages 12-14, Class, Youth Class, Youth Maker Monday

Tech Lab



Combine art and technology to recreate a movie scene of your choice. Use everyday materials like cardboard, paint, and paper to make your creations and bring them to life through coding, motors, lights, and a variety of components. Take a look at an example in action!

Begin with an introduction to the robotics kits you'll be using the micro:bit and the Makey:Bit. Explore the different components, how to use them, and code them using a block-coding application called MakeCode. You'll then decide on a simple scene from a movie to recreate. You'll talk about how to design a costume or "skin" for the Makey:Bit if you want to integrate it as a character in your project. Then you'll learn different cardboard-building techniques and mechanisms you can use.


  • This is an introductory class. No prior coding or building experience is necessary, but creativity is encouraged.
  • To keep costs down, robotics kits will be provided for use during class time and returned to the instructor at the end of the third week.
  • We recommend you bring your own devices, whether a laptop (PC or Mac) or Chromebook. If you don't have one, a limited number of devices are available to borrow during class. When registering, select "Use BARN Computer" or "Bring Own Computer."
  • Families will be invited to attend a sharing time from 4:50 to 5 pm on the final day of class to view creations and take photos.

Registering Youth

  • Parent/guardian registering a child for the first time: When you register, select "Others Only" in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, select "Add New Registrant." Create an account for your child.
    • The next time you register your child, use "Search Registrants" to select them.
  • If you did not enter your youth's emergency contact and Youth Waiver data when you created their account, complete and submit this minor permission form.

We are grateful to the city of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Youth Maker Monday classes for families.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Cecilia Olivera-Hillway

Cecilia Olivera-Hillway is an artist and maker who loves combining art and technology. Her career in education has included positions like Educational Technology Specialist and Maker Space Associate. Her work with electronics has been featured on the Make: website and their YouTube channel, won awards at, and been featured on the DesignSpark website. You can visit her website at:

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