The Club opens at 6:15 for a 6.30 pm start.
You can do one of our activities or bring your own activity and ask for help with that, or do one of the Code Club or CoderDojo projects which are always fun. We provide equipment, so if you do not have a computer or drawing tablet, we will provide one. You can also form a group with others and use our equipment for your project. We are often led by members into new things and we will support projects with resources and equipment.
We are a family club, and we welcome parents to stay with younger children until they feel comfortable in our environment, or to enjoy the café area while waiting to take them home. The café closes at 7.45. The Club closes at 8 pm. Club members are expected to help put away equipment. Parents please help run the cafe.
Club night is every Monday and the Club opens in line with the Aberdeenshire school terms. In the summer, we take both July and August off and restart in mid-September (the Hall is in use for NEOS activities in the second week of September).
Members are from age 8 to 18, as we have not found age a particular barrier to learning and enjoying our activities and some of our award winners are surprisingly young. To this end, activities in the hall are the quiet activities.
Members must respect is that others need some quiet and space to think when doing difficult coding; learning complicated digital art software; or focussing on soldering a project. We are not a physical sports club, so you must be able to sit and concentrate on your hands-on activity.
In the cafe though (in the annex) you are welcome to hang out with friends and play games if you wish.
In difficult weather in the winter, we may not be able to run the Club physically. In this case, we will move on-line until we are able to restart. Please ensure that our email address is on your contacts list as we use this to warn members that the Hall is inaccessible.
There is no charge for attending the Club. The cafe welcomes donations.