Become a digital creator
Price: $270 (includes a Micro:bit set)
Age: 10 to 12 years
5 days, 90 minutes per day
1:1 online class
Best suited for:The avid tinkerer and crafter will derive hours of enjoyment with Micro:bit and its limitless possibilities.
About This Course
BBC’s Micro:bit is a tiny but powerful pocket-sized computer that gives your child a bird’s eye view of how hardware and software interact, and a fantastic tool to introduce learners to Robotics. MakeCode – a platform by Microsoft – is an official
platform to program your Micro:bit and designed to evoke a sense of wonder, curiosity and excitement in your child as they visualise and execute projects with immediate results.
Your Child Will Learn
- Watch as your child’s coding efforts literally come to life to control the behaviour of the Micro:bit. Your child will learn how to use the various sensors contained in the Micro:bit, namely, accelerometer, light, touch and temperature to create super cool projects that introduce them to the world of robotics.
- A bridge between programming and real-life hardware helps build powerful logic in real time
- Hours of fun and tinkering which leads to learning through trial and error. Projects include a Rock, Paper Scissors game, step counter and temperature logger.
- Kids can continue using their Micro:bit set for endless possibilities of cool projects and possible extensions
Prerequisites: This camp is suitable for all students
A Sneak Peek of the Projects They’ll Be Creating
A laptop with connected keyboard and mouse, webcam, and a good Wi-Fi connection.
A BBC Micro:bit kit that we will mail to you, please allow 3 days for shipping. (Cost included in camp fees)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Microbit?
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized programmable computer that introduces kids to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, different sensors that can detect light, sound or motion, any many other fun features.
Why should my child learn with Microbit?
Learning to make products or prototypes with micro:bit is a well rounded activity which helps students develop technical skills and understand the concepts of electronics, prototyping, testing and coding. Students also gain important transferable skills like design thinking.
What college and career opportunities can this course lead to?
Learning to code with the micro:bit provides students with a programming foundation they can use as a stepping stone for them to move on to more sophisticated programming languages such as Python or Java! With a strong foundation, kids will have an easier time understanding different technologies and more advanced coding concepts, opening the door to an exciting world of technology and even careers in STEM!
What is the online camp experience like?
Students who have a busy schedule will benefit from our online camps as it greatly reduces the commute time to and from class! They will need to spare only 90 minutes a day from the comfort of home to attend the online camp! As with all our classes, students will benefit from a private online 1-on-1 class with an experienced tutor.
Is this lesson suitable for all skill levels?
Absolutely! Because our Online Private Lessons are 1-on-1 with an instructor, the curriculum is customized to meet your child’s skill level, unique interests, and long-term goals. Whether they are just starting out or super advanced, our experienced instructors will engage them to bring out their best!
What are the technical requirements for this camp?
Students will need a Windows or Mac computer with a connected mic and webcam. They also need to have Zoom installed. We do not recommend tablets, as the multi-tasking ability between Zoom and some browser-based teaching platforms is often unreliable. Students will also need their own micro:bit kit, the cost of which is included in the camp fees and will be sent to them before the camp commences. Please expect up to 3 working days for shipping.