Digital Maker Camps

Learn to prototype with the micro:bit microcontroller while creating fun projects. Have fun while learning how to code and how to use electronics components. Build practical, hands-on electronics projects to bring home.

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Price
$80

Take Home
Your Digital Maker projects!

Venue
Tinkercademy Makerspace @ 5 Pereira Road, #04-03, Singapore 368025

Reaction Game

  • 23 Nov 2018; 9am to 12pm
  • 5 Dec 2018; 9am to 12pm
  • 14 Dec 2018; 1.30 to 4.30pm

Krazy Kar

  • 28 Nov 2018; 9am to 12pm
  • 12 Dec 2018; 1.30 to 4.30pm
  • 17 Dec 2018; 1.30 to 4.30pm

Game:bit

  • 30 Nov 2018; 9am to 12pm
  • 6 Dec 2018; 9am to 12pm
  • 19 Dec 2018; 1.30 to 4.30pm

For Ages 10+

Platform
The micro:bit microcontroller and the MakeCode development environment

Course Overview

Explore electronics and digital making by coding the micro:bit microcontroller. Learn to use components such as buttons, buzzer and servos. Create games and toys while learning how to code.

Build the Reaction Game which pits two players against one another to see who is faster to respond. Built with cardboard, foil and crocodile clips, the Reaction Game uses capacitive sensing which turns aluminium foil into a button.

Who does not want to build a Krazy Kar? Learn to control servos and build a car on a laser-cut acrylic chassis done in-house. Code the servos to make the car move forward, or in a crazy zig-zag manner.

The Game:bit brings back the ancestor of the Nintendo Switch. With a screen resolution of 5x5 pixels, kids will learn to build simple games they can show off to their friends.

Kids can do any of the Digital Maker camps in any order.

Our Digital Maker camps are project-based and are well-suited for kids with an inclination towards design and technology!

By the end of the course, kids will better understand electronics concepts through handling the micro:bit independently, or with external sensors and actuators. They will learn to use Microsoft’s MakeCode development environment. Kids will learn computational thinking skills and pick up coding skills.

What You Will Learn

Electronics concepts

You use all kinds of electronics devices all day—find out more about how they work! You’ll learn about digital vs. analog, input vs. output, and much more.

Code the micro:bit

The micro:bit is a tiny computer you can control with code. You’ll write your very own programs to control the micro:bit and various attached components!

Program in MakeCode

You’ll be doing your coding in Microsoft MakeCode, a beginner-friendly block-based programming environment. No semicolons or curly braces here!

Computer Science concepts

You may not hear us explicitly teaching these, but you’ll learn about core CS concepts like variables, event handlers, conditionals, and loops.

In Summary

1:8 Ratio

This ratio lets our instructors give mentorship to all kids and for them to learn from one another.

$80 Course Fee

Materials and equipment are provided. GST included.

Difficulty Level

Caters to beginners but will also appeal to intermediate programmers. This course is for kids 10+ years old.

Take Away

Bring home your digital maker projects!

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If you have any questions, concerns, or are looking for suggestions for your student, feel free to contact us at hello@tinkercademy.com!