Pinball WhizzKids

September 30, 2023

Science Oxford Centre

Creative Computing Club

Ages 9-12

Young coders make ping-pong ‘pin ball’ contraptions with BBC micro:bits and Python at this month’s Club. Using servo motors and a range of props, create your own ‘balls down the wall’ machine and make a vertical ball run challenge! Up, down or side to side, control the release of ping pong balls – will you program them to release at random, or precisely when and where? In our fun, hands-on session, ‘whizzkids’ use their coding and engineering skills to programme and play a mean pinball. ‘Who’ will win the challenge?

10.00AM – 11.30AM
12.30PM – 2.00PM
3.00PM – 4.30PM
Suitable for ages 9-12
£10 per club ticket (includes Eventbrite booking fee)
includes one child + accompanying adult/s

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Create Computing Club

Event Details

All Saturday Club sessions must be accompanied by an adult. These family workshops are designed for you and your child to learn from each other and work together while trying out new things.

Our fun sessions reflect real world scenarios as coders bring their projects to life with the latest tech gadgets, programming in a variety of languages depending on the session. We encourage creativity and self-led learning with themed projects, and practice patience and problem-solving skills in learning to debug computer code. Suitable for: beginners or advanced.


Visiting information: Science Oxford Centre visiting information and FAQs here.

Email [email protected] for all event booking and visiting queries. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response, possibly longer over a weekend.

If you have an urgent query or require immediate assistance, please speak to a member of the team on 01865 810000 Monday – Saturday during office hours.

Ticket booking: For information on our refund policy and event terms and conditions visit hereIf you cannot attend, you can request a refund or transfer your ticket to another day via Eventbrite.

Group Booking – contact us for group booking enquiries.


Science Oxford Centre
Quarry Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB