Design your own Light Show (Ages 9-12)

Duration: 6 hours
Workshop9 - 12 Years
16 July 2019, 10am–4pm Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

This is a one-day workshop.

Get an introduction to the world of physical computing and electronic design where you use code to control electronic components such as lights and buzzers. Fun, fast and accessible, this workshop focuses on Arduino, an open-source microcontroller language, to bring the components to life. Learn how to code in this language using the ThinkerShield and a standard Arduino board.

Once you have mastered the basics, look at ways of implementing your own electronic designs to create a light show using LEDs and building a case. The possibilities are endless!

No need to make lunch these holidays: pre-purchase one of our new lunch packs instead! Please note there will be no access to the cafe on site during The Lab workshops.

Please be sure to read our essential information for The Lab workshops.



Child with lunch$121
MAAS Member Child$100
MAAS Member Child with lunch$111
Back to top of page

Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Powerhouse Museum venue page, including:

Back to top of page


What is Arduino?

Arduino is the name of the microcontroller board and also the name of the software. The Arduino board can be used to program lights, buzzers, dials, etc.

Where can we download Arduino at home?

The Arduino software can be downloaded from this link

Where can we purchase the ThinkerShield?

The ThinkerShield can be found in our Museum shop as well as online via this link.

Back to top of page