The digital skills outfit TechResort is putting the finishing touches to its new premises on Cavendish Place, ahead of opening in January.

A wide variety of affordable sessions are planned. Families will enjoy an ‘introduction to Lego Robots’ with programmable Mindstorms gear. Teens and adults can find out how to use 3D printers, and make digital images from vintage film cameras. New events are being added all the time, so visit techresort.org/events for the latest. Also ideas for sessions are very welcome!

TechResort has been sharing digital skills in Eastbourne since 2013. They’ve started code clubs for young people around the town, the latest at Cavendish School in Old Town. During lockdown, the group 3D printed protective face visors, and provided refurbished laptops to those in need.

For the last couple of years, TechResort has been based at the Eastbourne campus of East Sussex College. It was a great base, but the group really wanted a shop front in the middle of town so they could help more people. They previously had premises on Marine Road, so Seaside was the best place to start looking for a new home.

One of TechResort’s founders, Will Callaghan, explains: “Many people in Eastbourne lack the skills, kit and confidence to get online. The lockdown made life very difficult for them. Our new base will enable us to do a lot more”.

Activities are either free or low cost, so as many people as possible can attend. TechResort receives no government funding, and raises money from grants, consultancy work and donations from people and businesses.

To find out more, visit www.techresort.org or drop in to TechResort’s base from early January – 23A Cavendish Place BN21 3EJ.