Code meets construction in this hands-on course, where kids use Scratch and LEGO to create their own worlds and imagine the future.
Calling kid coders! You’ve been put in charge of a brand new planet, and have been assigned to populate your land with an array of creatures, constructions and other imaginative creations.
Apply what you’ve learned about coding in Scratch – we’ll explore the world of robotics and mechanics with LEGO, and bring our first creature to life together: a robotic dog complete with a tail that wags. (A pet your parents will actually approve of!)
Robotic dog Image credits: Scratch MIT
As we get tinkering with hardware and code, learn about how gears, motors and sensors work together to trigger action and movement. Afterwards, share your ideas and discoveries with your new friends!
You’ll make awesome robo-pets like a fish programmed to swim… (Pond not included!)
Or design and construct your very own automobile to take your new robo-pets on an adventure in your new world! Will your vehicle be optimised for energy efficiency, designed for safety, visually reflect your personality, or all of the above? It’s all up to you!
At the end of the course, showcase your fantastic robo-creations with your friends, and marvel at the weird and wacky creations that celebrate your creativity, the power of technology and dreams for the future.