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Junior Inventor

Price

£350-£575

Ages

9-12

Equipment

All equipment is provided

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.

Junior Inventor

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London
Imperial College London
Jul
Jul 6th - Jul 10th £575Book
Jul 13th - Jul 17th £575Book
Jul 27th - Jul 31st £575Book
Aug
Aug 10th - Aug 14th £575Book
Aug 17th - Aug 21st £575Book
Aug 24th - Aug 28th £575Book
Aug 24th - Aug 28th £575Book
South Hampstead High School
Jul
Jul 13th - Jul 17th £575Book
Jul 27th - Jul 31st £575Book
Aug
Aug 3rd - Aug 7th £575Book
Watford Girls Grammar School
Aug
Aug 10th - Aug 14th £575Book
Oxfordshire
The Swan, d’Overbroek’s
Jul
Jul 6th - Jul 10th £350Book
Abingdon School, The Greening Court
Aug
Aug 10th - Aug 14th £350Book
Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Academy
Jul
Jul 6th - Jul 10th £425Book
Jul 13th - Jul 17th £425Book
Winchester
University of Winchester
Jul
Jul 13th - Jul 17th £425Book
Jul 27th - Jul 31st £425Book
Manchester
Cheadle Hulme School
Jul
Jul 27th - Jul 31st £425Book
Bristol
Bristol Grammar School
Aug
Aug 3rd - Aug 7th £425Book
Surrey
St John's School, Leatherhead
Aug
Aug 3rd - Aug 7th £575Book
Cambridge
University of Cambridge
Aug
Aug 10th - Aug 14th £525Book
Hills Road Sixth Form College
Aug
Aug 10th - Aug 14th £425Book

Course Overview

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

  • Teamwork skills

  • Design thinking
  • Problem-solving and mathematical skills

  • Product design and making

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What will students take home

  • Certificate with personal tutor feedback
  • Fire Tech T-Shirt
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Fire Tech Camp Courses Include

  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • Original products
  • Outdoor Activities*
  • USB Flash drive (for saving work/software)
  • Any cheat sheets or software** used in the course
  • New Skills
  • Supportive community
  • Enthusiastic instructors
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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
  • Strong understanding of English
  • Basic IT skills
  • Bring own lunch (Except Residential)

* 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.

"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