Tech Club Taster
Interested in our Weekend Tech Clubs?
Not sure it's for you?
Try for under £20
Do you like Technology, Science & making things? Can't wait for the next holidays for more Tech Camps? Join our expert tutors for weekly hands-on 'Tech Clubs' in your own home every Saturday or Sunday.
This 90-minute taster session allows you to see what all the excitement's about. Try four typical projects including creating your own ultraviolet torch which we'll send you in the post to look at secret invisible markings on everyday objects. You'll also have a whistle-stop tour of HTML, 3D design, and create your own 'Turtle Artist' using Python!
This taster session is only £19.70, includes the session itself as well as postage of the supplies needed, and we'll even refund this infull if you later book on the Tech Club.
January 2nd & 3rd, 2021
(Refunded if you book a Tech Club)
- Animation with puppetry
- Creating sewable circuits and 'bristlebots'
- Binary and how computers store information
- Creating digital images, music
Need to Know
- Never more than 8 students
- Tuition by Engineering and Computer Science experts
What you'll need
- A PC, Mac, Ipad or Chrome Book
- Internal or External Webcam
- Headset or Speakers/Microphone
Learn about crime scene science from fingerprinting to blood spatter analysis! Along the way you'll learn how to use your own fingerprinting kit!
Build your own articulated animation 'puppet' and learn stop-motion animation.
Learn about electric circuits as you construct your own vibrating robot based on a toothbrush!
Learn coding as you create a 'Scratch Classifier' to identify items
Learn how hackers work and how to protect your confidential information and your online privacy
Learn coding as you create a platformer game in 90 minutes and share it with your friends!
Learn the language of computers, how to count in binary, and code your name into hardware with a 'Binary Bracelet'!
Discover how computers store and process images and how your eye works as you create your own digital pictures and amazing optical images
Learn how digital audio works as you create your own backing track for a video game, complete with percussion, bass and melody!/p>
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Run by the best of our certified Tech Camp Tutors who are experts in their field
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In Detail ...
How do our Tech Clubs work?
Each term we select ten STEM topics that are guaranteed to engage young people whatever their age or experience. These topics are hand selected out of Tech Camp's vast repertoire of projects and lessons we've designed over the years for our own camps, schools, and clients including The Science Museum and the Abu Dhabi Science Festival. There's also plenty of ones we've custom designed just for Tech Club. Together they form a programme of learning that professes within and between terms to teach the most important tech skills for young people growing up in the 21st century from coding through to 3D design, engineering and electronics. Many of these have supplies that we mail you for the sessions so you can build electronic gadgets, games and circuits.
How does the Taster Session work?
We'll ship you a fun kit in the mail to give you an idea of the sort of projects that we build during our Tech Clubs. Then you'll join us for an hour of fast-paced creative Tech projects. We'll start by helping you build your kit which allows you to make an ultraviolet torch to investigate secret markings on objects around you. We'll then get you trying other fun Tech Club projects including programming in Python and learning how to create 3D models.
Jan 16/17, Jan 23/24, Jan 30/31, Feb 6/7, Feb 13/14
(no session Feb 20/21)
Feb 27/28, Mar 6/7, Mar 13/14, Mar 20/21, Mar 27/28
The Tech Club Tasters are typically run a week or two before these dates.
Tech Club is not a child-minding group or a craft club. As valuable as those things are, this is an experience designed by professional engineers and educators to teach long-lasting and important Tech skills in the most engaging and hands-on way. It isn't cheap but it is definitely value for money and we'll stand behind that. If after the first three lessons of Tech Club your child doesn't want to continue, we'll offer a pro-rata refund of the rest of the term's lessons in full. Why three lessons? Everything in life that's worthwhile can appear tricky at first and you need to stick at it long enough to make a proper judgement. Besides that, three weeks gives you an opportunity to experience the wide range of what Tech Club is all about.
Just left my boys’ first Tech Camp. They’ve been at the Chelsea camp all week doing game design in Unity. They loved it and are thinking of doing the robot making one next year. Really professional and helpful staff. Very happy kids.
Ruth Luckett, August 2019