Robotics

Build robots, create gadgets & learn coding

Robotics has always been one of our most popular courses, and in this one you’ll receive your own exclusive Tech Camp robot kit (worth £99) in the mail that you’ll use for the course and keep at the end.  This kit includes everything you need to build a variety of robots including the computer module, batteries, cables, sensors and actuators.  In just minutes you’ll be building robots and other gadgets and learning coding.  The 9+ version will teach MakeCode - a very powerful but simple to use programming language, and the 12+ version will teach Python programming – one of the most popular modern languages and a highly sought-after skill.

Age

9-12 & 12-16

Price

£299

Suitable For

Beginners or those new to our Invent! robots (must be UK-based to mail out kit)

Type

Mon-Fri 2hr/day video classes

Venue

Your Home
Skill Building90%
Coding / Programming90%
Creativity60%

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

  • Build robots and other physical systems
  • Program in Makecode or Python
  • Use inputs and outputs
  • Write autonomous navigation algorithms

You'll need

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

Robotics In Detail

For the 9-12 class we will be using Microsoft MakeCode which uses drag and drop blocks to teach real programming concepts in an engaging way that helps develop the ability to think like a programmer.

In the 12-15 class you’ll be looking at programming in Python with new concepts relating to robotics and the hardware, the programming creates a challenge for both those who have never programmed before and those that have – all whilst practicing using the popular programming language.

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 Robotics, 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