Superhero Gadgets Lab

Explore biohacking and wearable technology

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Suitable for ages 7-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


17th February 2019

What time

10:00AM & 2:00PM



14-18 Broad Street,




£12 - early bird (book before 1 Feb)

£15 – full price

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Suitable for ages 7-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Get creative with technology by designing superhero-inspired gadgets and gizmos.

In this two-hour workshop led by Bright Box Makerspace, children and their accompanying adults will work together to experiment and play with craft materials and simple electronics.

You'll be supported to creatively explore the concepts of biohacking and wearable technology to design superhero gadgets with different objects and tools.

Use your imagination to invent gadgets that could be used to save the world — or just make it a bit more fantastic!

This event is aimed at children aged 7-12. Adults permitted only to accompany children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Book a workshop session at the following times:

  • 10:00AM – 12:15PM
  • 2:00PM – 4:15PM


  • £12 – early bird (book before 1 Feb)
  • £15 – full price

Price is per child. Accompanying adults free.

What will you learn?

  • Designing and testing ideas
  • Building prototypes with low and high-tech tools
  • Adding technology: lights, beginners level coding, using Micro:bits
  • Storytelling and creative crafting
  • Explore concepts of biohacking and wearable technology 

What is biohacking?

Biohacking ("biology" + "hacking") is the concept of using science and technology to adapt or improve living things, like our bodies.

Biohacking uses technology to augment the human body or achieve things that it could not do on its own. This could involve implanting technology in the body, under the skin, or by wearing it — like Iron Man's suit or Spider-Man's web-shooters.

About Bright Box

Superhero Gadgets Lab is led by Kisha Bradley – Chief Tinkerer at Bright Box Makerspace.

Bright Box's mission is to encourage children to be curious, creative and confident.

Based in Sheffield, Bright Box offer hands-on, experiential programmes and activities for young people focused on creative science, technology, engineering and maths. Their broader vision is to create inclusive kids' makerspaces focused on enabling today's children to invent the future with creativity and confidence.

What is Explorers Fair?

Explorers Fair is Broadway's celebration of arts, play, science and technology.

Head to Broadway on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February for a weekend of discovery.

Festival of Science and Curiosity

Explorers Fair is part of Nottingham's Festival of Science and Curiosity. Bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to the heart of Nottingham from 13-20 February 2019.

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