Pioneers

Event

An Event is a two-day event, usually held at weekends or during half term. By attending an event, you’ll have a good time over a couple of days with like-minded folks, learn some useful skills and gain access to equipment and expertise you may not be able to find easily anywhere else. We only have a few of these events in the pipeline but are hoping to add more soon!
Cambridge MakeSpace, 7 & 14 May. Book tickets.

If you think you’d like to help us run an event, get in touch! We love to hear from people who want to spread their love of making, and we’ll support you as much as we possibly can to get your event rocking along. Fill out the registration form so that we can get you all the support you need well before you open your doors.

Every team needs a mentor. We welcome mentors from all walks of life. We’re here to support you and help you do a great job. Mentors must be aged over 18, based in the UK, and sensible. Mentors don’t have to be a digital making genius, but do need to be willing to learn and help the teams find the answers they need.

We’ve got help with each stage of the process, and have an online discussion forum and monthly video hangouts to help you. Comprehensive information can be found in our Mentor Guide Ideas start here.

The Pioneers experience

  • Theme announced
  • Go crazy with ideas
  • Design and develop something epic
  • Reflect on making/what did we learn?
  • Make cool video
  • Submit cool video
  • Celebrate your awesomeness!

Pioneers is all about sharing. We want you to share what you’re making on whatever social media platform works for you, using the hashtag #MakeYourIdeas. We’ll be watching for the most interesting projects, and giving you online love and support.

To give you a to start is to look at the Pioneers Cycle One Winners. And the theme page can give you loads of ideas too.