Creative Coding Level 3 - Robotics Bootcamp (LEGO Mindstorms and 3D design)

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9-13
£435 (early bird)

Creative Coding Level 3 - Robotics Bootcamp (LEGO Mindstorms and 3D design)

Get ready for this engineering adventure!

***Please note: we have an Early Bird discount of £50 for our coding camps which is already added to the price (discount expires on 24th June)!***

Classes are held Monday – Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Course Description

Jam packed with robotics, this five day course will prepare your child with the foundations for engineering, design, and programming with Lego Mindstorms! Campers will work in teams to build their very own robots and develop critical thinking, problem-solving and basic engineering skills by modifying and troubleshooting their creations. But these are no basic bots! They will integrate 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. Children will learn how to turn a basic geometric shape into an actual object - anything from simple 3D objects to planes or dragons!

This is a  hands-on course, and your child will be challenged while having an amazing engineering adventure.  Not only will your child develop their coding skills, but they will explore robotics, architecture, design and electronics!

Topics Covered in LEGO Mindstorms

- Basic 3D modelling and Printing

- Construction engineering fundamentals

- Programming robots with Lego Mindstorms

- Engineering principles and coding with gears, motors, sensors, and code

- Creative problem-solving and teamwork

Prerequisites

This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced coders aged 9-13. Students should be familiar with basic coding concepts and have experience with basic robotics (Lego WeDo or similar). Ideally, students have been learning programming in school and/or completed our coding and robotics course.

Outcomes and Achievements

Our teachers will actively record your child’s work throughout the camp and share it with you through Class Dojo. This is an app which allows you to see photos of your child’s work, be involved in your child’s progress and message the teachers directly if you have any questions. The children will also receive a certificate of completion on the final day.

Outdoors

All our camps have time for play! All our campers will be given time to play outside everyday, weather and location permitting. Our campers can participate in a variety of activities like football, tag, or just playing out!

Staff

All of our coding teachers are highly qualified and thoroughly vetted by DBS checks. Many of our teachers have Master’s degrees in Computing from top universities. We have working relationships with local London institutions, such as Goldsmith’s, University of London, who recommend their top students to us as teachers.

Our staff are also vetted, and at each camp, we have a staff member who is Emergency First Aid certified.

Safety

We want all blue{shift} campers to have an enjoyable and safe experience. For the safety of  all campers, disruptive, rude, or bullying behaviour will not be permitted or tolerated at blue{shift} creative coding camps.

Blue{shift} and our staff are not responsible for any valuables brought to a camp by the student or parent.  

Other Information

We have laptops available to rent for the day or for the week. If you are interested, please order during checkout.  

‘Early drop off‘ at 9 am available every day! Your child can have peer play between 9 am - 10 am before camp officially begins.

Fees do not include lunch. Students should bring a packed lunch with them (no nuts please!) We will provide a snack and water during the day.