Marvelous Machines & Mechanisms: Robot Race

  • For ages 7-10
  • 2h Course (One-Off Workshop)
  • 1:6 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For ages 7-10

Join straws to engineer your own creations and programme your structures with the Quirkbot to bring them to life!

  • One-off Workshop (2 hours session)
  • Suitable for beginners, no coding experience required
  • Hands-on introduction into the world of engineering, hardware & robotics
  • Build and programme your own awesome creations!
  • English Level: Eiken Level 3 & above or comfortable with using English as the primary language in class

All you need to know

Create Robot Structures with Straws

Take the first step into the world of engineering as you join colourful reusable straws of varying lengths to create basic 3D shapes like a tetrahedron, cube, and more!

Use these shapes to create the backbone of your robot structures!

Introducing Quirkbot!

Now here’s where all the magic happens! A Quirkbot is a mini-computer that’s small in size but HUGE in versatility!


Program your Quirkbots using block-based programming software, and get your robo-creations moving with servo motors. Then, race with other robots to see who’s the fastest!


Discover how code and mechanisms synergise in robotics, and learn how hardware and code interface with one another.

Experiment with new mechanisms and designs! Let your imagination & creativity run wild – this workshop is just the start of exploring the possibilities of tech!

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  • Introduction to Strawbees
  • Building in 2D & 3D Shapes
  • Introduction to Quirkbot: a microcontroller
  • Mechanical Mechanisms

Life skills you'll learn

Creative Confidence
Presentation Skills
Self-Directed Learning


No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.

Parents love us

The happiest hours of your child's week

"Kaleb finds the class very interesting and engaging. He has written his experience in a little journal at home!"

"Small class size with plenty of opportunity for hands-on activities."

"She enjoyed it so much every day. It’s a good thing that are just a few students in each class."

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Your kid will love it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after attending the first 2 days of holiday camps (or first 3 weeks of term classes), and would like to withdraw, we'll issue you a 50% credit note of the amount paid.

  • 1:6Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
  • All equipment & materials provided
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is younger than 7, can he join this course?

It is recommended that your child try their hand at one of our courses that is aimed at the 5 to 6 age group.

2. Isn’t it environmentally unfriendly especially with the whole no straws movement?

The No Straws movement is a campaign against single-use straws. Strawbees construction pipes are reusable, 100% recyclable & are a way of repurposing existing materials that would otherwise be thrown away.

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