Electronics Designer

Build gadgets and electronic inventions as you learn about coding and engineering

If you're interested in electronics and making things, this course is the one for you. You’ll learn how to wire up circuits and create your own inventions. You will use your micro:bit to design games, wind-powered generators and music machines. We will send you an 'Inventor Kit' based on the BBC micro:bit and you’ll be on your way! It comes with lots of components from switches to LEDs, motors, buzzers, and more.

Age

9-12 & 12-16

Price

£245

Suitable For

Anyone who like electronics and technology

Type

Mon-Fri 2hr/day video classes

Venue

Your Home
Skill Building90%
Coding / Programming70%
Creativity30%

How does this online course

WORK?

Learn at home

Daily 2hr video classes with max 8 students and optional 1-2hr/day project-based learning set between lessons

Professional Help

Learn from expert tutors, with bespoke assistance over Zoom during the sessions

Unique Projects

Interactive learning with daily creative & hands-on projects only available at Tech Camp
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You'll learn how to

  • Program the micro:bit and control physical systems
  • Use electronic components like LEDs, switches, buzzers and capacitors
  • Create games and music machines
  • Control motors and build wind-powered generators

You'll need

  • Mac or Windows PC
  • Webcam & Broadband Internet
  • Speakers & Microphone or Headset
  • Invention Kit (will be sent to you - UK only)

Electronics Designer In Detail

This course will introduce you to basic electronics in a hands-on way, learning how various components work and how to use them. We explore LEDs, motors, phototransistors, buzzers, multicoloured LEDs, and more. We cover different types of input, such as an accelerometer, compass headings, temperature and light level to make lots of interesting gadgets. By the end of the course, not only will you know how to build basic circuits, but you’ll also have learnt the Makecode block based programming language and understand basic principles of programming like variables, loops and if statements.

Our Tutors
We've brought together the best of our tutors to instruct and help the students. They're typically recent graduates or undergraduates studying Engineering or Computer Science at leading Russell-group Universities. Of course they're chosen for their communication and technical skills and have Enhanced DBS checks for working with children.

Our Sessions
Engaging learning must be hands-on. Our 'At Home' programme offer a mix of video tutoring, collaborative learning and self-paced project work during and after the session to make sure that learning is deep, engaging and lasting.
First book your course
Sign up to Electronics Designer, on your chosen week.

FAQs

My child has no prior experience - can they still attend?
Yes! We don't assume any prior knowledge for our courses.  The only exception is if when we run followup courses that are labelled as 'Advanced' or 'Level 2' that normally require the prior course to have been taken.  Do ask if you're unsure.
Five Stars The online course was great and the tutor engaged with the children and helped them calmly and effectively - we were not needed at all. My son really enjoyed the course and did all of the extra challenges too.

Alina Goad, July 2020
Childcare vouchers accepted