Meta Tinkerers Workshop: Barrier Free Design with VIVIWARE Cells

  • For ages 8-14
  • 2h Course (One-Off Workshop)
  • 1:4 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For ages 8-14

What does it take to shape an idea and turn it into a reality? Synergising design, robotics, the social sciences and creative confidence – build the soft and hard skills you need to begin inventing a better future with technology.

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
  • No programming experience necessary – the only requirement is curiosity and an open mind
  • Synergises design thinking, the social sciences, robotics and creative confidence
  • Cultivate the soft and hard skills you need to make your ideas come to life
  • This interdisciplinary camp is a first-of-its-kind collaboration utilizing the VIVIWARE Cell

All you need to know

At Saturday Kids, we point out the stars and provide kids rockets so they can shoot for the moon. But we understand that the distance between an idea and reality – between where we are and where we want to be – can be daunting, discouraging, and stop kids from dreaming big all together.

We want to equip kids with grit, encourage them to get their hands dirty tinkering with tech, and cultivate their creative confidence to communicate their big ideas, seek genuine feedback, and receive constructive criticism.

With these superpowers in their toolbox, they’ll be all set to take on the world’s big questions and whatever life throws at them, and make an impact in their own unique way.

What is VIVIWARE Cell

VIVIWARE Cell is a new prototyping tool that sits at the intersection of programming and robotics and can help you bring your ideas to live. With 11 components encompassing sound, light, motion, sensors and more, it allows for creative combinations to encourage kids to tinker, build, and create. With VIVIWARE Cells, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Please see following site for examples of work created using VIVIWARE Cells.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

In this introductory project-based workshop synergising design and robotics, we begin inventing a better future with the power of technology through the making of barrier free designs using VIVIWARE Cells.  The kids would be shown an example of how they can combine a design idea with VIVIWARE Cells and then asked to replicate or design their own barrier free design.   In this workshop, kids would be encouraged to:

    • Think creatively and critically using empathy 
    • Ideate and prototype a solution to a real world problem
    • Tinker with hardware and coding
    • Think on their feet & find their unique voice

Life skills you'll learn

Design Thinking
Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving

Pedagogy

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

"I give the thumbs up. The environment is conducive, the trainers are knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. Last but not least, I am impressed by what they had learn over a short span of time."

"Adam enjoyed himself immensely throughout the 5 days camp. He requested to reach class earlier and when he was home, he continued working on his coding projects after dinner. I’ve never seen him so serious about anything before."

"My 8 year old son loved the course and kept raving about how fun it was. I think he’s also proud that he could create a game which is self motivating. Last night Friday before he slept, he said “I wished there is class tomorrow!”

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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.

  • 1:4Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
  • All equipment & materials provided
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is this course suitable for?

This course is recommended for kids ages 8-14.

2. My child is new to programming, will he/she be able to follow

No prior programming experience is required to participate in this camp!

3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need for class?

Curiosity – an open heart and open mind! In addition, your child might like to bring a sweater, water, and snacks so they stay hydrated and comfortable. All equipment needed for the camp will be provided.


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