We've just written to parents of our summer camps explaining the current state. Read below for an abridged version of the letter which describes some of our new online courses which will be shortly made available, and the options for parents to put payments towards these or to have a full refund if they choose to pull out or we decide to cancel the summer events.
The gaming industry, like most technology-focused industries, has traditionally been a male-dominated space. With gaming commonly thought of as a predominantly masculine pastime, opportunities and role models for women trying to enter into the gaming industry have been scarce.
Not a football fan? Ever wondered whether you could design something which would show up even the most talented sportsperson in the world? Well, take a look at this video where professional Drone Racing League (DRL) pilot, Dunkan, heads to France to take on 5 top OCG Nice football players with his Racer3 drone.
The future is here and you no longer have to stick to a core subject to get a great degree! Traditionally, when students think of venturing off to university they deliberate between those courses which are pushed as ‘core’ subjects at school: English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics - perhaps considering Medicine, Law or Business and Economics as a more ‘adventurous’ choice. However, the world is changing.
Pen and paper’s worst enemy has changed the world, and doesn’t look like stopping any time soon! CAD (Computer Aided Design) has revolutionised drafting and design methods across the world, taking over from less efficient and repetitive pen and paper methods. It involves the use of computer software to design and document a product’s design process.
Supported by Lewis Hamilton and with partners/sponsors such as Allianz, BMW and Twitter, professional drone racing has become a worldwide success.
We all need a bit of anti-death fluid. Frustrated by not being able to refill our hand sanitisers for our upcoming Easter Camp as the whole world seemed to be out of stock, we decided to make our own. There's more than a few websites showing you how to make hand sanitiser that are less than helpful. Unless you make something that is 65%+ alcohol, it's not going to necessarily kill the virus, so watch out for guides that tell you to use vodka and Aloe Vera gel or something similar.
We've been putting the latest toys through the ringer again ... for the upcoming Drone Racing course, we wanted to find the best drone that fitted our criteria. It had to be:
- Easy to fly for beginners in a stabilised mode
- Able to be flown in in non-stabilised 'Acro' mode for experts
- Able to Use the higher-power 'brushless' style motors
We love 3D printing. It's a big part of one of our most popular courses, and we have half a dozen in our own office that we use to print parts for things like our Laser Tag system. They can be one of the more frustrating technologies to use, though, and it's important to know the basics like the importance of levelling the bed properly and getting the first layer right. Doing some simple maintenance on the printers is also important, and something we try to teach the campers. This video is a great introduction to some of the more important things to keep your printer running smoothly.
Nikola Tesla is a big name in Science & Technology, long before his name became synonymous with electric vehicles. A legendary engineer, inventor and futurist, Tesla was one of the early pioneers of alternating current and wireless transmission. Although known more for his work with electricity, Tesla had many clever ideas, including one of the most interesting valve designs you might have seen. Here's a modern take on visualising how it works using flammable gasess.
If you're up for a stocking filler, (only 300 days to Christmas!), or just want to encourage a young (or old) inventor, this is one of our favourite products. Sugru is a product that's hard to explain. They call it 'mouldable glue'. Think blu-tack that sets to a silicone rubber. This means that if you can make something out of play-doh, you're qualified to use this, and what you create is not only flexible and impact-resistant, but also temperature resistant as well, as silicone rubber is the substance used to make the modern rubberised style of oven mitt. Create grips for cables, protective bumpers for phones, wheels for your next robot, and much more. From only £15 for a multi-colour 8-pack, it's cheap enough to buy a pack just to play with. https://sugru.com
It's difficult to learn coding without access to a computer. We take it for granted in the west, but the affordability of a modern laptop makes it difficult in many places of the world. We recently had an opportunity to support REACT, a charity that was founded in the UK but supports young people in Ghana to access education.
Our FPV Rally Racing Course is shaping up to be an amazing experience. We don't like to blow our own trumpet, but we're pretty happy with what we've created so far. Think: a high-speed RC car, with a FPV camera installed in the driver seat, and a F1-style programmable steering wheel.