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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.

Ages

9-12

Suits

All Tech Enthusiasts

Dates

Saturday & Sunday options
January 2nd & 3rd, 2021

Length

1.5 hrs

Venues

Your Home

Price

£19.70
(Refunded if you book a Tech Club)

You'll learn

  • 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

Forensics

Learn about crime scene science from fingerprinting to blood spatter analysis! Along the way you'll learn how to use your own fingerprinting kit!

Puppet Animation

Build your own articulated animation 'puppet' and learn stop-motion animation.

Bristlebots

Learn about electric circuits as you construct your own vibrating robot based on a toothbrush!

Textile Circuits

Create circuits using silver thread and sewing as you make your own light-up character

Image by Sparkfun CC SA

Algorithms

Learn coding as you create a 'Scratch Classifier' to identify items

Cybersecurity

Learn how hackers work and how to protect your confidential information and your online privacy

Game Designer

Learn coding as you create a platformer game in 90 minutes and share it with your friends!

Binary Bracelets

Learn the language of computers, how to count in binary, and code your name into hardware with a 'Binary Bracelet'!

Image Magic

Discover how computers store and process images and how your eye works as you create your own digital pictures and amazing optical images

Digital Music

Learn how digital audio works as you create your own backing track for a video game, complete with percussion, bass and melody!/p>

Keep connected

Stay stafe safe in your own home but connect & socialise with peers who share your interests

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Our Best Projects

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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.

First choose your course
Look out for the 'Tech Club Taster' session on our booking system.

FAQs

What are the dates of the main Tech Clubs?
The dates for the first term in 2021 are:

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.
Five Stars 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