QMUL’s Festival of Communities – Saturday 11 June 2022

CS4FN at the Festival of Communities – coming soon

CS4FN at the Falkirk Science Festival

We hope you’ve enjoyed the Falkirk Science Festival today – this is a page about our stall which you might have reached with our square QR code. Here you’ll find copies of things you can download.

What did you see on the @cs4fn stall today?

1. Things to colour in

1a. Hatagons
The half human, half computer cyborg brain hat

You can download and print your own hatagon (we have versions for A4 and A3 printers)  then colour in, cut out and assemble with glue or tape. Have a look at some finished hatagons in the pictures taken on our stall.


There’s a bit more information and links about brains at our page for teachers (but anyone can have a look!).

1b. Pixel Puzzles

You can print out (or do on a computer if you don’t have a printer) a range of our pixel puzzles. These can be a fun way to introduce the concepts of pixels and of compression.

2. Some magic and illusions

Did you see the Ouchi eye illusion? Or count the Teleporting Robots? We didn’t bring our Magic Books with us but you can download them in the next section…

A cartoon picture of an eye, made with black and white lines which create an illusion of movement

Teleporting Robot

Image shows an animated gif with robots teleporting.

3. CS4FN magazines and booklets

All of our publications can be downloaded free as PDFs from this website. Today we were remembering our colleague, computer scientist and magician Prof Peter McOwan (who died in 2019 and was from Grangemouth), so we brought copies of our issue of CS4FN which celebrated his life – issue 26: Peter W McOwan, Serious Fun. You can even learn some magic tricks – and how magic is linked to computer science – from our magic books (downloadable from the first link).

We also brought with us some copies of our most recent issue 27: Smart Health and for even younger readers, A Bit of CS4FN.

We’ll have another issue of the CS4FN magazine coming soon, make sure your teacher / school is signed up to receive copies (they’re FREE!) ⬇️.

4. For Teachers

School teachers and librarians can sign up to receive class copies (or a single copy for the library) of our magazines, absolutely free 🙂