micro:bit Coding & Robotics for Beginners Bootcamp

1x 6 hour Sessions on the basics of coding & robotics

Put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of kids.

This Bootcamp is suitable for children ages 7 and up. Combining coding, robotics, and creativity, it's perfect for curious kids who would love the challenge of building their own race toy. They will be honing in-demand 21st century skills while having hands-on fun!

Vital for many jobs in the future, physical computing is the act of creating interactive systems that can sense and respond to the world around us, allowing humans to communicate through computers. Everything from cars and smartphones to home automation and gaming consoles are tied to coding, robotics, and mechanical engineering. Whether your child dreams of becoming an astronaut with NASA or hardware designer at Apple, the coding and robotics path starts here.

The robocar uses plug-and-play sensors to avoid obstacles, track a course, and be wirelessly controlled. This kind of system is used in Mars rovers, autonomous cars, and bots built for all kinds of robotics competitions. Conquering this workshop will set your child on the path to building bigger and better autonomous vehicles!

Our aim is to help your child build 21st century life skills including creative confidence, self-directed learning and fundamentals of physical computing. And of course, your child gets to bring home a custom-built robocar to continue tinkering on. The robocar can be developed further to include more features - their imagination is the limit!

Learning Objectives

  • Establish the fundamentals of electronics and electrical components

  • Design programs with micro:bit to control light and sound sensors, motors

  • Recognize different sensors and their functions

  • Discover real-world applications built on similar concepts

  • Develop creative and logical thinking skills

  • Construct a block based robot car

6 Modules Covered

Introduction to micro:bit & Makecode Platform

Making Music with the Buzzer

Working with micro:bit LED matrix

Using Addressable & Non-Addressable LEDs

Programming Concepts & Constructs

Controlling Motors

Who Can Attend?

Students aged 7 and up.
This is an introductory bootcamp designed for first timers. No prior experience is required. 

Schedule

1x 6 hour sessions (Build-A-Robocar
with micro:bit)

Things To Prepare

Please bring along your own laptop and mouse.
All other tools, parts, and accessories will be provided on-site.

Price

Includes

  • 1x micro:Maqueen
  • 1x micro:bit

Refund Policy

We understand that plans change sometimes. If you can no longer make it to a workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date to reschedule or to send a replacement. No refunds will be given for cancellations.
 

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