Creative Coding Level 3: Robotics Bootcamp (Day Bookings)

Creative Coding Level 3: Robotics Bootcamp (Day Bookings)

This hands-on bootcamp will teach your child core engineering, design, and programming principles!
  • Age
    8 to 12
  • Level
    Suitable for beginners ages 10+ or experienced 8-9 year olds
  • Date
    21 to 25 October
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM)
  • Price
    £100.00
  • Location
    Colville School, Lonsdale Road, W11 2DF
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Single days are available to book for this course. Please email hello@blueshiftcoding.com for more information.

What’s included in the course

  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6, ensuring top quality hands-on teaching.

    Bring your own laptop (or rent one of ours); all other equipment provided.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform, featuring class updates and photos.
  • One of our most advanced robotics courses, students will explore 3D modelling and printing!

    The perfect course for older beginner coders, as well as intermediate and advanced students.

    Assessment and personalised teacher reports to ensure progress.

  • A focus on healthy learning - outdoor play every day, healthy snacks and drinks provided.

    Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL.

    All staff are fully DBS checked & trained in both traditional and innovative teaching methods.

Keeping it fresh

Regardless of the course or how many times a student takes it, we do not repeat previous projects.

Students are always challenged and, when they are ready, they work on a fresh new projects.

Detailed information

Jam packed with creative, crafty robotics, this week-long course will prepare your child with the foundations for engineering, design, and programming! Campers will 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 combine 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. Campers will use robotics kits, including Lego Mindstorms and Hummingbird, to 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 tackle engineering problems that arise in 3D printing.


Your child will learn:

  • How to 3D print and what works best
  • Simple 3D modelling
  • Basic engineering skills and principles
  • Programming robots with Lego Mindstorms kit
  • Understanding how gears, motors, sensors and other components work
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Teamwork skills
  • Design skills and how to build your design from scratch
9.00 - 10.00 Early arrival games, crafts and building projects
10.00 - 11.00

Introduction to our activity for the day. Let’s get designing our 3D models!

11.00 - 11.15  BREAK
11.15 - 12.30

Back to coding, designing and creating.

12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.00 - 14.45

Back to class – let’s build robots!

14.45 - 15.00 BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

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

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FAQs:

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  • “The things I liked most about camp were proper teaching, creative approach and the fact that my daughter really learnt something while having fun”

    Rebecca