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Make Your Own Video Game Controller Workshop

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Learn about coding and computing at The Nostalgia Box
Make Your Own Classic Video Game Controller
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The Nostalgia Box is a video game museum located in Perth. The museum contains a gaming lounge and an impressive collection of gaming accessories and consoles from all eras of gaming lovingly preserved behind glass.

The Nostalgia Box has become a popular spot where people go to learn about gaming history, technology and computing. They also host school excursions and children's birthday parties and school holiday workshops.

This July during the school holidays the Nostalgia Box will be hosting an introductory workshop to Physical Computing and Video Game Electronics that will teach wanna-be game designers how to design their own push-button controller to operate a classic video game and how to re-program a video game.

This 1 hour class will be a hands-on experience. You will be taught how to craft and decorate a classic push-button controller and how to use it to program it to control a video game character. You will learn about classic games like Space Invaders and Asteroids and how to colour, reanimate, reprogram and control characters through the act of coding.

This class will be open to adults and teens and children over the age of eight. Admission will be $35 per person and will include entry to the museum for the workshop participant as well. Space will be limited so bookings are essential.

Session times will be:

Thursday, July 12th from 1.30pm to 2.30pm and from 2.45pm to 3.45pm.

Friday, July 13th from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.

And on Saturday, the 14th of July, from 10.00am to 11.00am and then from 11.30am to 12.30pm and then from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

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To find out some more about what the Nostalgia Box has to offer check out their WEBSITE.
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Why? The Nostalgia Box will be holding introductory courses this July about how to make your own classic video game controller and how to program your own video game.
When: Thursday, July 12th to Saturday, July 14th. Various times available.
Phone: (08) 9227 7377
Where: The Nostalgia Box, 16 Aberdeen Street, Shop 3, Perth, Western Australia 6000
Cost: $35 per person
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