Mini Makers


Mini Maker activities are available everyday in our autism friendly cafe, inspired by science, technology and art.

You can choose your activity from packs that are organised for different age ranges and abilities, based on the degree of challenge, skills and time needed to complete each activity. They are a great way to learn, be creative and enjoy spending time as a family. These activity sessions create opportunities for little ones to get hands on and have a go of something new and exciting that will spark creativity in science and tech.

We can also offer visiting groups mini-maker activity sheets, complete with fun facts and activities – just request them when booking in your visit.

Mini Maker Workshops

Previous Mini-Makers workshops have included:

  • BOM fellow Laurie Ramsell collaborating with participants to use and create space inspired structures with 3D pens
  • Creating live digital art using projectors and spy cameras with artists Anna Horton and Sophie Bullock

Sessions often take place during the school holidays and sometimes on a Saturday, so keep your eyes peeled on our calendar.

Check out some Mini Makers activities here.

Summer Camp

Every summer we run the BOM Summer Camp – a week full of exciting, fun and educational activities related to art, technology and science.

Techoodle Summer Camp 2020

Monday 17th August – Friday 21st August – 2-4pm on Zoom

Summer Camp 2019

Summer Camp 2019 had a Magic & Tech theme and we learnt about illusions, did some light painting and created animated LED infinity mirrors. We photoshopped our own 3D heads, created impossible architecture and warped our features using image editing software. We even went to a real robot factory!

Summer Camp 2018

Summer Camp 2018 saw us designing and programming chatbots, lino printing advertisements and developing Internet of Things Smart Home ideas. We also created distance sensing robotic drivers who travelled around our cardboard city in remote control smart cars, before we fooled office workers dressed as Artificially Intelligent robots.

Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp 2017 saw us open our Birmingham Inventors Club. In our teams we ran office departments and developed electrical devices by soldering wires and programming Arduino microcontrollers with laser cut cases.

Summer Camp 2016

Summer Camp 2016 was about the environment and how technology could save us. On Monday we we’re called to duty via video transmission to create robotic helpers. Tuesday saw us lift off into space with our dried spacefood lunches, we spend Wednesday in orbit (floating around using trick photography), Thursday on the surface of the moon swabbing for samples, and Friday reporting our findings back on Earth.