Smart Citizen Fab City Kit: 6-Week Training

  • Loca­tion
  • Date
    07.06.2021 — 12.07.2021
  • Time
    17:00 — 19:30
  • Fee
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About this Workshop

Dates: 6 weekly sessions held every Monday, 6pm - 8:30pm, from 7 June - 12 July.

Venue: Fab Lab Plymouth (Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT, UK).

Skill Level: For beginners or intermediates

Join our 6-week course and assemble your very own Smart Citizen Kit to take home! Although sharing the same name as our Programme, the Smart Citizen Kit is an open source project enabling ordinary citizens to gather information on their environment and make it available to the public on the Smart Citizen platform. Supporting communities and individuals to capture environmental data through their intuitive hardware, these kits can measure data such as air and noise pollution, humidity levels, CO2 levels and more.

Through this training you will learn how electronics and coding can be used within the real world and how to combine it with digital fabrication to create smart objects.

In the first half of the training, you will have the opportunity to gain skills in electronics and coding through setting up your own Smart Citizen Kit. Following this, you will get hands-on with digital design and fabrication by designing and 3D printing a case for your new kit! You will also be introduced to how the data captured by your sensors can be illustrated and visualised on online platforms, in order for you and the Plymouth community to better understand and respond to this environmental data.

Participants based in Devon (UK) will be prioritised. Please read the following details before booking this workshop.

Training Duration

This course will be held over 6 weekly sessions (2.5 hour session) at Fab Lab Plymouth. By registering for this course you agree to attend all 6 sessions. Dates and times of each session are as follows:

  • 7 June, 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 14 June, 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 21 June, 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 28 June, 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 5 July, 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 12 July, 6pm - 8:30pm

Who is this workshop for?

This free 6-week training is open to everyone, 16 years or over. It is perfect for those wanting to gain new skills in electronics and coding and digital design and fabrication, and those wanting to discover how this innovative technology can support positive change. No previous experience is required.

Images: Smart Citizen


This event is part of the iMayflower project and has been supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who fund the Cultural Development Fund, which is administered by Arts Council England.