A selection of the brilliant pictures by campers on our Digital Photography and Editing with photoshop camp
Straight from the camper’s mouth. Four Fire Tech Camp newbies reviewed our courses for different publications this Easter and this is what they had to say.
Fire Tech Camp launches its first residential tech camp, specialising in Java Games and Robotics, at the prestigious Wycombe Abbey school. The camp will take place 26th – 31st July.
Our March 2015 round up of interesting tech reads, resources, events and videos for parents, students and teachers.
Nesta report on Digital Makers raises some important points for the tech education sector and firmly confirms that Fire Tech Camp is on the right track.
Last week at the Big Bang Fair, Fire Tech Camp exhibited wearable tech for the judges from The Voice. When the BBC called and asked us to propose a Wearable Tech feature for each of The Voice judges, we jumped at the chance! First, it gave us a chance to show a population of 75,000 […]
Here’s our collection of noteworthy, fun and interesting resources in the world of tech over the last month. Jump to: Videos: The Maker Movement, Kids and the Digital World Short Read: Why Engineering Should Be A Woman’s Game Activities: DIY Speaker Kit and Shaun’s Game Academy Product: Raspberry Pi 2 Interview: Jill Talks to Kids, […]
Fire Tech Camp is bringing technology and the environment together in Bristol this April with an innovative program of green-themed camps.
Fire Tech Camp is on a Minecraft Mission to help hundreds of children and teenagers unlock the game’s creative potential.
2014 was an important year for Fire Tech Camp, as we welcomed hundreds of campers through our doors and established new bases across the UK. Here are some of the things that have happened in the last year and what they mean for our mission to empower young people with technology and making. Thank you […]
Our January 2015 round up of interesting tech reads, resources, events and competitions for parents, students and teachers.
Getting real: Exploring the potential of 3D printing and making to turn ideas into physical objects.
Human drumkits and wired up musical instruments, our recollections of the Digital Music Production camp in August 2014.
Arduino campers took making to a new level with robots that they programmed to follow the light!
Makers designed and 3D-printed belt buckles and headbands on our first ever Rapid Prototyping camp this summer.
Gordon, one of Fire Tech Camp’s Lead Teachers and the developer of the Teen Hardware Course with Arduino, talks about his experiences working with campers on the first course.
Fire Tech Camp appeared in another magazine feature last month. If you missed the December 2013 issue of Wired Magazine you can see the article “Distracted? How hyperstimulation is making you smarter” on their website now!
I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since we launched Fire Tech Camp! People keep asking me how it went and I’m nearly at a loss for words (highly unusual!). It was amazing, inspiring, exhausting (in a good way). The kids really demonstrated that they wanted to learn, and even those that seemed unsure on […]
Professor Tina Seelig’s work on creativity and how that applies to the innovative culture fostered by Fire Tech Camp.
We know you’ve been chomping at the bit for an excuse to buy some good geeky fun for your family! Here’s our ultimate tech gift list, just in time for the Black Friday sales. We have chosen products that align with our own mission to empower people with tech skills and get really creative, rather […]
Fire Tech Camp are pleased to announce the launch of two new camps for teens this summer!
Investment manager Winton Capital have given the Fire Tech Camp scholarship fund a huge boost with a £10,000 donation.
ASB Online Academy provide a scholarship to fully fund a camper through the Mobile App Development course.
Earlier this Autumn we met with a team at UCL who have been developing the Engduino. We are hardware enthusiasts and this is a great addition to the hardware quiver! We started using Arduinos last year with teens – the plain vanilla Arduinos are almost limitless in their potential – but they do require some […]
Read about the new people courses and places are becoming part of Fire Tech Camp. Plus, we’ve pulled together some of the best tech events going on in London this Autumn.
Today we are launching the website for Fire Tech Camp! I hope that it’s clear and easy to use, and that it will communicate to you – both parents and to young people – just how excited we are about our new camp programme! Please have a look around to see our courses and to […]
Jill Hodges, Founder of Fire Tech Camp, reflects on the skills that students get out of attending a Fire Tech Camp course.
Fire Tech Camp is part of a educational movement to enable more young people to take advantage of the many and growing job vacancies in the field of technology.
Wondering about the benefits of learning to programme and write computer code? See the article I wrote for Jump! Mag about why kids should be coding! Image credit: Jump! Mag
Fire Tech Camp have been covered by the Times Educational Supplement.
Making with marshmallows, a makey makey and Scratch programming from the inspiring Geek Gurl!
The value of play and thinking like a kid when it comes to creativity and great work.
A great video from Code.org about some of the today’s most familiar faces and what coding has meant to them.
Personal reflections from Jill on becoming interested in tech and how Fire Tech Camp is tackling the barriers that are holding girls back from entering the world of science.
We all know that video games aren’t just fun, and occasionally even educational – they’re also big business. Already in 2009 video games were outselling films in Britain, a trend unlikely to have reversed since then. Today there was an article in the Wall Street Journal about one of my favourite video games, Minecraft. I […]
Wei Chieh Shih, designer and engineer, shares his experiences of working in the exciting space shared by the worlds of fashion and technology.