Great Western studios, 65 Alfred road, london w2 5EU

Mon-Fri, 9.30am-6pm

Creative Coding Level 3 - Robotics Bootcamp (LEGO Mindstorms and 3D Design)

Notting Hill
Get ready for a highly creative engineering adventure!
Every day from 10am to 4pm (early drop off available from 9am)
Price: £305
Ages: 8 to 12
Location: College Park School W2
Dates: 17 to 21 December & 2 to 4 January
Option
Included in this course
  • Assessment and individual teacher reports
  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6 
  • Real time communication with parents using ClassDojo
  • Bring your own laptop (or rent one of ours)
  • Robot building with Lego Mindstorms and Hummingbird
  • Explore basic 3D Modelling and printing
  • For intermediate to advanced coders
  • See a sample schedule
  • Outdoor play every day
  • Snacks and water provided
  • STEM activities and off-screen projects every day
  • Partial week bookings email us

Detailed Description

Jam packed with creative, crafty robotics, this 3 day course will prepare your child with the foundations for engineering, design, and programming! Campers will work in teams to build their very own robots and develop critical thinking, problem-solving and basic engineering skills by modifying their creations. But these are no basic bots! They will integrate programming and sensor technology to make them move, react and solve challenges.

The creativity and invention doesn’t stop there! We will also be learning how to create our very own 3D models by bringing our digital creations to the real world with our 3D printers. This is a hands-on course, and your child will be challenged while having an amazing engineering adventure. With Lego Mindstorms they'll learn how to program robots, program sensors, and build complex machines. 

In the 3D modelling module, campers will create their own custom designs, taking them from paper to 3D printing. They'll focus on making practical 3D models (i.e. those that will print well), how 3D printers actually work, and how to engineer problems that arise in 3D printing.

Topics Covered

  • Basic 3D modelling and printing
  • Construction engineering fundamentals
  • Programming robots with Lego Mindstorms
  • Engineering principles and coding with gears, motors, sensors, and code
  • Creative problem-solving and teamwork

Prerequisites

This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced coders aged 8-12. Students should be familiar with basic coding concepts and have experience with basic robotics (Lego WeDo or similar). Ideally, students have been learning programming in school and/or completed one of our coding and robotics courses.


A typical day at camp


9am

Early drop-off begins

9:45-10am

Welcome Campers! Sign in, wave your adults goodbye and buckle up for a day of fun.

10am

Kick off with ice-breaker games and get to know each other – we guarantee you’ll get to laugh at your teachers and their silly antics!

10:15am

Introduction to our activity for the day. Let’s get coding!

11:15am

Fruit snack and water.

11:30am

Back to coding, building, designing and creating.

12pm

Lunch box time – grab your packed lunch, fuel up and re-focus that brain of yours.

12:30pm

Outdoor games – let’s get physical (we may even re-enact some of the games we make on our laptops!) If the weather does not allow it, we will do some hands-on activities inside.

1pm

Back to class – let’s build robots!

2:15pm

Short break

2:30pm

Finish off building and engineering - it is time to program the robots!

3:30pm

Show and tell – you’ll get the chance to impress your friends with your fine handiwork, attention to detail and creativity.

4pm

Pack your bags, go home and chill out!

Please note that sometimes a teacher will change a schedule depending on students' ability and interests.

To read more about a typical day at a blue{shift} camp, take a look at our blog post "What Happens at a blue{shift} Coding Camp?"

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