Innovators: Ages 10-14

Innovators: PixelCritter 3D Creations & Robotics

Experience the magic of automation and innovation and dive into this exciting fusion of machine learning and robotics.
Difficulty Level
Suitable for all students regardless of experience.
Date
Easter Camps
From 10AM to 4PM early drop-off from 9AM
Price £570.00 £520.00 (Early bird!)

Immerse your child in a camp crafted to spark excitement for technology and inspiration in the upcoming generation of innovators. Delve into the intriguing realm of intelligent machines, mastering the application of algorithms and data analysis to tackle real-world challenges. The exploration of machine learning foundations, including networks, pattern recognition, and predictive modelling, will provide a solid understanding. Engaging in interactive exercises and coding projects, campers will hone their abilities in programming, data manipulation, and algorithm design.

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Learning outcomes

Students will work with LEGO Mindstorms to explore the key building blocks for robotics, as well as acquire essential science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) knowledge. They will build and program their very own robots and develop critical thinking, problem-solving and basic engineering skills by modifying and troubleshooting their code. Once finished we will be challenging each student to integrate programming and sensor technology to make their robots move, react and solve fun challenges, such as our very own version of robot wars!

The course will also cover 3D design and printing. Looking at how modern 3D printing works, students will learn design best practices before going on to looking at how they can create their own models. Once they've created their own designs we will print these using our industry standard 3D printers, before exploring the successes and failures of each piece of printing. With a little support and some tweaking each student will finish the course with their own finished 3D models! The skills learnt over the course of these workshops can kickstart a passion for engineering and design - preparing young coders for a possible career in these lucrative industries!

Information for parents

This course uses block-based coding, therefore experience with Scratch or other block-based languages would be beneficial but is not required.

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!

Policies

Illness policy

Campers should not be brought to camp if they are displaying signs of illness. In the case of a camper who has become ill during camp hours, parents will be notified immediately to pick their child up. If a child misses a day or multiple days of camp because of an illness, credit towards another camp can be arranged for when they're feeling better.

Refund policy

You can cancel your camp booking up to 14 days prior to the start date. If you want to cancel your camp booking less than 14 days before, you can receive 50% refund or full credit towards future courses when cancelling between 13-7 days before, or full credit when cancelling less than 7 days before. If we are unable to run our camps, you will receive credit or a full refund. If you cancel for any reason you may be liable to pay the difference if our prices increase. 

(Please note credit is only valid for 1 calendar year.)

FAQs:

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