Christmas Bytes Festival

Digital fun and games for all the family

27-30 December 2016, 12-5pm each day

Get Creative, Get Digital!

Educational fun for all the family, providing Bytes sized tasters of coding, robotics, augmented reality, virtual reality and much much more! During our festival, there will be:

27th December

  • Christmas Past – Discover and enjoy the most wanted Christmas computer games of the past 40 years with a range of playable consoles, computers and games.
  • Christmas Present – Discover the world of Virtual Reality with our Oculus Rift and ROVR and the world of Augmented Reality
  • Build & program your own Lego robot and make your favourite gaming characters in Lego
  • Tactile Learning - Change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play with Osmo's, an award-winning game system
  • Creative Tablets - Re-invent your smart phone or tablet with art, music and other fascinating apps on show.
  • Pi-Top workshops – Learn how to code, make hardware, and 3D print with their immersive Raspberry Pi game
  • See OhBot, the moving, talking robot head and have a go at programming one yourself
  • Enjoy our Augmented Reality museum trail using GAMAR to bring the museum to life
  • Take on our Heritage Quiz and see if you can put the historical computer items in the right order

28th December

  • Origami Workshop - Discover the art of Origami and create your own pieces.
  • Christmas Past – Discover and enjoy the most wanted Christmas computer games of the past 40 years with a range of playable consoles, computers and games.
  • Christmas Present – Discover the world of Virtual Reality with our Oculus Rift and ROVR and the world of Augmented Reality
  • Build & program your own Lego robot and make your favourite gaming characters in Lego
  • Tactile Learning - Change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play with Osmo's, an award-winning game system
  • Creative Tablets - Re-invent your smart phone or tablet with art, music and other fascinating apps on show.
  • Pi-Top workshops – Learn how to code, make hardware, and 3D print with their immersive Raspberry Pi game
  • See OhBot, the moving, talking robot head and have a go at programming one yourself
  • Enjoy our Augmented Reality museum trail using GAMAR to bring the museum to life
  • Take on our Heritage Quiz and see if you can put the historical computer items in the right order

29th December

  • MK:SMART – Make your own light-up badge and learn about smart cities and the technology involved on the 29 & 30 Dec.
  • Sound Bytes – Make music and discover the possibilities with Arduinos - from painted keyboards to musical carpet.
  • Christmas Past – Discover and enjoy the most wanted Christmas computer games of the past 40 years with a range of playable consoles, computers and games.
  • Christmas Present – Discover the world of Virtual Reality with our Oculus Rift and ROVR and the world of Augmented Reality
  • Build & program your own Lego robot and make your favourite gaming characters in Lego
  • Tactile Learning - Change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play with Osmo's, an award-winning game system
  • Creative Tablets - Re-invent your smart phone or tablet with art, music and other fascinating apps on show.
  • Pi-Top workshops – Learn how to code, make hardware, and 3D print with their immersive Raspberry Pi game
  • See OhBot, the moving, talking robot head and have a go at programming one yourself
  • Enjoy our Augmented Reality museum trail using GAMAR to bring the museum to life
  • Take on our Heritage Quiz and see if you can put the historical computer items in the right order

30th December

  • MK:SMART – Make your own light-up badge and learn about smart cities and the technology involved on the 29 & 30 Dec.
  • Sound Bytes – Make music and discover the possibilities with Arduinos - from painted keyboards to musical carpet.
  • Christmas Past – Discover and enjoy the most wanted Christmas computer games of the past 40 years with a range of playable consoles, computers and games.
  • Christmas Present – Discover the world of Virtual Reality with our Oculus Rift and ROVR and the world of Augmented Reality
  • Build & program your own Lego robot and make your favourite gaming characters in Lego
  • Tactile Learning - Change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play with Osmo's, an award-winning game system
  • Creative Tablets - Re-invent your smart phone or tablet with art, music and other fascinating apps on show.
  • Pi-Top workshops – Learn how to code, make hardware, and 3D print with their immersive Raspberry Pi game
  • See OhBot, the moving, talking robot head and have a go at programming one yourself
  • Enjoy our Augmented Reality museum trail using GAMAR to bring the museum to life
  • Take on our Heritage Quiz and see if you can put the historical computer items in the right order

  • Win prizes and lots more

2017 Key Dates

Milton Keynes 50th Celebration 21-22 January 2017

Half-term Bytes 16-19 February 2017

Easter Bytes 6-9 + 13-17 April 2017

Tech or Treat! 27-30 October 2017

May Bank Holiday Bytes 27-29 May 2017

Summer Bytes Thursday to Sundays from 27 July to 28 August 2017

Autumn Bytes 26-29 October 2017

2017 Christmas Bytes 28-30 December 2017

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