Have a young engineer in the family who loves computers, technology or making things? Give them a head start and some new skills with this innovative new course. We’ll be covering coding, electronics and designing for laser cutters and it will be run at two levels – one for ages 9-12 and one for ages 13-17.
Build reaction timers, games and laser projectors. We’ll be making these things and much more! You’ll be learning how to make gadgets that control motors and lights, generate sounds and are all controlled by a miniature computer module, so your imagination is the limit.
When you're done you'll even design your own invention using the components complete with a laser-cut enclosure.
For the juniors, we’ll be using a new computer module that is super simple to programme. Think ‘Scratch’ but with an interface that can control objects in the real world! You’ll find out how to connect to a large range of electronic components from geared motors to magnetic security switches, how to make a laser projector and much more. The seniors will be using an Arduino module and programming directly in the ‘C’ language.
|Suitable for||All campers aged 9-17 irrespective of experience.|
|What you'll do||Build all sorts of gadgets including alarms, laser projectors and games.|
|What you'll learn||Embedded hardware and software / programming in 'C' (seniors) / programming in the Crumble drag and drop environment (juniors) / Basic electronics|
|What you'll take home||Your own inventor kit allowing you to recreate all of the course inventions. You'll also take home your own invention fitted into a laser-cut enclosure.|