The Magic of Tech Camp, In Your Own Home! Say Hello to Our NEW Online Courses
You may not be able to come to us, but we can come to you: with our online courses, featuring our best projects, with our best tutors, and a super fun learning structure!
We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on the fun and learning which takes place at Tech Camp, so we have devised a way to bring all the elements of camp to you - the learning, the creating, and the socialising!
We have redesigned our best courses to be run over video sessions, with our best tutors from Russell Group universities teaching in the same small groups we run at camp; a 1:8 tutor to student ratio. We're running daily 1 and 2-hour video classes accompanied with 1 and 2-hour self-paced learning and project work between lessons. Your children will be able to work alongside kids their own age, so they don’t miss out on one of the key elements of camp: the fun of socialising. The courses last a week, so if your child can’t choose they needn’t worry - they can do another!
We’ve started off with courses that will be simpler to learn at home, based around coding, creative game design and programming. Then we’ll bring you more complex courses revolving around hardware, like our Drone Racing, FPV Rally Racing, 3D Printing and Laser Tag courses! Each course has been designed to offer versions suited for different abilities, so all children between 8-17 can get involved in a course that challenges them just the right amount!
(May 2020 Update: We've now got 16 courses open for booking including 3D design, drone racing, extra game design options and more!)
So, to open your child’s eyes to the world of incredible things they can create from their own home, book an online course now! Places are limited, but we will always try to open up spaces where we can! Find out more on our Online Courses webpage.
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.
Last day at our Brockhurst Tech Camp today and the children have been adding "mods" to their laser guns. Most popular were extensions to the stocks and improvements to the sights (more aesthetic than functional, but they looked cool). I'm so often impressed by the kid's creativity, and what they can come up with given a few bits of pipe, some foam board and some glue!
Only men being techies is a stereotype up to a certain point, but with the male population providing the lion’s share in the digital industry, questions are being asked why women are in the minority of employees in this field. It could be argued that boys are given remote control cars, planes, trains, robots and drones as presents and therefore are introduced to technology from an early age – or at least that was the case maybe a decade or so ago.
We’ve been tinkering with a new addition to our laser tag course. The new system is pretty advanced but we wanted campers to go home with a simpler way of controlling it that doesn’t need a WiFi connection. We’ve recreated a version of our previous hand-held controller box that can be used to start and stop games, and even act as team bases for capture the flag.
Would your child love to learn the art of game design? It goes without saying, the tech industry has never been bigger and is likely only to grow in the future. If you have a child interested in game design, this could be a potentially exciting career path for them to pursue once they grow up.
This is a brilliant example of failure, albeit one that perhaps should have been avoided. A Kickstarter campaign was run a few years ago for an umbrella that worked by blowing rain drops away with air. The concept behind this was brilliant. The physics - less so.
We're at the Abu Dhabi Science Festival running a workshop called "Light Fantastic" and we're having a fantastic time running it! The children are making some amazing light painting images - have a look below to see the images from the gallery. Please note that the gallery has multiple pages - use the 'last' button to go to the most recent ones. We'll be updating these daily.