"All the staff were amazing and really helpful. This course really boosted my confidence with computers and video game design. It was really fun and I made a lot of friends I'll be sorry to say goodbye to. Writing the coding was even more fun than playing the games."Christina, Age 10
Created for students who want to know how things work. You’ll design, engineer, and code useful everyday objects like treasure box alarms, light up displays, and digital heartbeats.
Your child can learn to innovate and create by engineering new inventions!
In this brand new course, students will get an inside look into the science and design behind everyday gadgets. As more of our world is powered by technology, engineers of the future will need to understand how hardware and software work together. Students will leave with the confidence and curiosity to create projects that interact with the world around them, and solve problems that they define themselves.
Subject specialists teach how to use electronic components such as smart microprocessors, whizzy motors, different kinds of switches and colourful LED’s to create individually designed projects such as keyboard instruments, temperature displays and loads more. The inventions are as limitless as your imagination!
What students will learn
Elementary electronics knowledge & theory
Basic programming and debugging
Experience in using physical computing hardware especially the BBC micro:bit
- Design thinking
Problem-solving and mathematical skills
Product design and making
What will students take home
- Certificate with personal tutor feedback
- Fire Tech T-Shirt
Who is this course suitable for?
No prior experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this course:
- Must be between age 9 and 12 at start of course
* Outdoor activities dependent on location and weather. ** some software only available as trial. We arrange a discounted rate with the publishers for our campers when possible.