Robotics Bootcamp

Robotics Bootcamp

This hands-on bootcamp will teach your child core engineering, design, and programming principles!
  • Age
  • Level
    Suitable for beginners aged 10+
  • Date
    2nd and 3rd January
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM)
  • Price
  • Location
    Notting Hill Prep, Lancaster Road, W11 1QQ
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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.

Practice makes perfect

It's common for our students to repeat courses more than once, and we will recommend repeating a course if we feel it is beneficial for the student's progress.

Regardless of the course, the camp, or how many times a student takes it, we create new content each and every time - keeping it fresh for all campers.

Detailed information

Jam packed with creative, crafty robotics, this short course will prepare your child with the foundations for engineering, design, and programming! Students 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 workshop; 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), learn how 3D printers actually work, and tackle the engineering problems that arise in this form of printing.

The skills learnt over the course of these workshops can kickstart a passion for engineering and design - preparing young coders for a possible future career in these lucrative industries!

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 - 10.00Early 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 - 13.30LUNCH
13.00 - 14.45

Back to class – let’s build robots!

14.45 - 15.00BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

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

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