Adventurers: Ages 8-12

Creative Robotics

This course blends Micro:bit robotics and our new exciting Hackathon to create super cool “life hacks”.
Difficulty Level
Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike
Price £535.00 £495.00 (Early-Bird Price!)

 In this course, students will try their hand at both Micro:bit robotics and compete in our Hackathon! Students will program their Micro:bit to design and create tools to solve life problems both big and small to see what life “life hacks” they can come up with. They’ll also learn Python, the most commonly used programming language in the world!
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Learning outcomes

In this course students will learn how to build and programme their own robotic creations using BBC Micro:Bit, and other various robotics kits. They will learn to use various mechanisms such as worm gears, bevel gears, cranks, rack and pinions, and belts to solve particular robotics problems. They will learn how to use a range of sensors, including servo motors, tilt sensors and infrared-distance sensors. Students will learn about and gain confidence in using functions, inputs, and outputs in Python, and their problem-solving skills will improve through challenges and team-work based tasks.

 

Information for parents

This course will use robotics kits primarily programmed using Python with web-based software on laptops.

Camp structure

This is a sample schedule for a typical day at camp. In between each lesson there will be a 15-minute snack break, or a 1-hour lunch and play break.
10.00 - 11.00
Lesson 1
First off we'll get to know our teacher and classmates through some great mini games. Once we're all friends, we'll be introduced to our activity for the day. Let's jump in to coding!
11.15 - 12.30
Lesson 2
Now that we've had a healthy snack, we're ready to get right back into our activity. We'll carry on flexing our creative muscles by designing, coding and building our project.
12.30 - 13.30
Lunchtime
After half an hour for lunch it's time for some offline, outdoor time. Students take part in activities ranging from inflatable obstacle course races to football tournaments, scavenger hunts to water games (fingers crossed for some sunny weather!).
13.30 - 14.45
Lesson 3
Let's refocus after lunch and playtime by diving into building our robots!
15.00 - 16.00
Lesson 4
It's time to finish off our project for the day and show it off to the rest of the class. Time has flown by - let's tidy up our work stations, pack up our things and get ready to go home!
My favourite part was making the texture packs

Student, aged 9

  • "Thank you BlueShift for doing such a great job. My son is so excited about coding and learning made fun."

    Natalia, parent

  • "These courses are an amazing way to get kids interested in coding and robotics. Fun and educational"

    Isabel, parent

  • "My son was very keen to advance in programming. Not only has this been achieved, but his self-esteem has been greatly raised through your work. Thank you!"

    Marcos, parent

  • "The teachers have been excellent, full of enthusiasm and patience making the whole experience really fun"

    Angela, parent