QCRI to hold Creative Space Fair for children
March 03 2018 11:06 PM
The event will feature a day packed with innovative learning activities.
The event will feature a day packed with innovative learning activities.

Doha

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is holding a Creative Space Fair – a day packed with innovative learning activities – on March 10.

School-aged children will be able to attend this free event, the organisers have said in a statement.

The Creative Space Fair will include activities in the littleBits Playground, allowing children to build complex digital inventions in seconds. Additionally, children will be able to build their own bubble machines, create 3D objects using 3D pens, and make origami critters with their own motors. The youngsters will also be able to interact with Anki Cozmo, an artificial intelligence toy robot with a big brain.

Some of the more advanced activities on offer during the fair will include developing apps to instal on their own devices using App Inventor, learning to develop with Arduino, and turning phones into hologram projects.

Participants will also be able to play MazeStar, a custom-made game that allows them to explore their ideas while learning about human-computer interaction, web design, privacy, coding, debugging and more.

QCRI’s director of educational initiatives, Dr Eman Fituri, has asked parents to register their children early as QCRI’s Creative Space events "usually fill quickly". Children in three age categories, which are 6 years and under, 7 to 10 years and 11 to 14 years, should be registered and accompanied by an adult.

The fair will be hosted in Arabic and English and is to be held from 11am to 1pm on March 10 on the ground floor of the HBKU Research Complex in Education City.



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