Tech party promotes creativity

Photo by Christine O'Connor.
Photo by Christine O'Connor.

Jake Palmer (9), of Dunedin, learns about muscle-to-muscle activation with Hive Makerparty volunteers Josh Lowry and Mika Smith (both of Dunedin).

Jake was one of about 70 West Harbour school pupils to attend the digital innovation and outreach party at Port Chalmers School on Saturday.

Dunedin Hive manager Ann Cronin said the parties, funded by GigCity, were to equip young people with creative tools to use technology.

Volunteers at the event included rocket scientists, physicists and neuroscientists, she said.

Children attending the party were able to participate in robotics and hologram-making workshops, stop-motion animation projects and neuroscience experiments.

The next Hive Makerparty would be held at another Dunedin school in September, she said.

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