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Fun Coding Bootcamp - March 2019

Workshop Dates: 20, 21, 22 March 2019 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)
Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm 
Venue: 500 HDB HUB, Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #04-40/41, Singapore 310500
Trainer to Student Ratio: 1:8
Rate: SGD$360

Let your child tap into their unlimited creativity to turn what they imagine into reality. By learning the commands of text-based coding, your child is in reality activating A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) to control a micro-robot’s motors to make it dance and move in various patterns (e.g., square, figure of 8). ‘Eyes’ light up and ‘alarms’ sound as the micro-robot’s sensors detect barriers in its path while it races through a complicated maze!

By learning to code, your child is learning to think, and the benefits of acquiring computational thinking skills as a result, will go a long way in helping your child solve problems in their school subjects as well as in life.

Sumo Coding Challenge - March 2019

Dates:   

  • 16 March 2019 (Saturday)
  • 17 March 2019 (Sunday)
  • 23 March 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 10am to 3pm
Venue: 500 HDB HUB, Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #04-40/41, Singapore 310500
Trainer to Student Ratio: 1:8
Rate: SGD$340

Let your child learn how to write basic C-language code – one of the most commonly used text-based coding languages today – within the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Your child will be able to explore a micro-robot’s algorithm via basic exercises such as programming the LED colour of its ‘eye’ to flash in different colours and using its differential steering to navigate obstacles and more. End the workshop with a Sumo Challenge by pitting the micro-robot against an opponent in ‘the ring’!

 

 

BUILDING A SMART HOME - MARCH HOLIDAY BOOTCAMP 2019

Are you looking for something different for your child to explore this coming school holiday?

Learn how to code in basic C-language and build a miniature *smart home with Duino Kids.

A fun and interactive, hands-on workshop will teach about the basic home automation system on the lighting control system, air-condition system, home security and alarm system.

At the end of this workshop, your child will bring home their miniature smart house model for display.

Age group: Primary 3 and above

Program Outline:

  • Basic introduction to home automation.
  • What is a smart home/smart house?
  • Build a lighting control system.
  • Build an automatic climate detection and air temperature control system.
  • Install home security and alarm system.
  • Coding the smart home system in^C-language.
  • Construct and build a miniature mock-up house.

 

The workshop includes one complete set of Makeblock Inventor Electronics Kit, accessories and art materials.

^Industrial standards programming language

*Home automation or domotics is building automation for a home, called a smart home or smart house.

Schedule

3-Day BUILDING A SMART HOME BOOTCAMP

(for Primary 3 and above)

Dates:   20, 21, 22 March 2019 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

Time:     4.30pm to 6.30pm

Venue:  500 HDB HUB, Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #04-40/41, Singapore 310500

SGD $680.00

The workshop includes one complete set of Makeblock Inventor Electronics Kit, accessories and art materials.

  

 

1-Day BUILDING A SMART HOME BOOTCAMP

(for Primary 3 and above)

Dates:   

  • 16 March 2019 (Saturday)
  • 17 March 2019 (Sunday)
  • 23 March 2019 (Saturday)

Time:     9.00am to 4.00pm (1 hour **lunch break)

Venue:  500 HDB HUB, Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #04-40/41, Singapore 310500

**Lunch not provided

SGD $680.00

The workshop includes one complete set of Makeblock Inventor Electronics Kit, accessories and art materials.

 

 

 

LEARN TO CODE, LEARN TO THINK

Duino Kids is a fun and interactive coding course for children aged 9 and above. We offer weekly lessons as well as holiday workshops in text-based coding using the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Students will learn how to write in actual C language which is very much like C++ and Objective-C used by Microsoft and Apple respectively. More importantly, learning text-based coding will develop critical computational thinking skills that will help children solve problems in almost any subject in school, and in life.

CODING – THE NEW LITERACY

The world is becoming more digitally entrenched by the day, with more job openings in industries such as software development, data analytics, cybersecurity, and robotics. However, even if your child does not pursue a career in these areas, learning how to code will enable them as end-users, to efficiently make use of digital technologies.

Any child can learn to code; the basics can be picked up within days. But the recommended age to start learning how to code is nine, when the child is ready to develop abstract thinking skills and still curious about exploring.

When your child learns to code, he/she is also learning how to think. Coding helps to foster problem-solving skills and thought processes, and enables your child to subconsciously learn how to use computational thinking skills in daily life.

For example, algorithmic thinking trains your child to look at a problem in a unique way, and to solve it using a series of ordered steps, which could come in handy during a mathematics class.

Through coding, your child will also be trained to identify, analyse and implement solutions using the most efficient and effective combination of steps and resources.

Here at Duino Kids, we teach text-based coding which is used by professional programmers. Unlike block-based coding languages such as Scratch, which is basically a ‘drag-and-drop’ approach, text-based coding is used by professional programmers.

Text-based coding is also beneficial to your child because it is strict with spelling and letter casing. This encourages your child to remember commands and coding syntaxes, improving spelling and memory ability. It can also enhance your child’s computer and typing skills.

Block-based coding, on the other hand, usually has restrictions set by the developer, which limits how much your child can do with the software. Text-based coding software like Arduino however, uses simple C language to code, which enables your child to have more control in the code design. It frees your child’s creativity and hones innovative skills because it is possible to build almost anything.

PROGRAMMING MICRO ROBOTS

With a low trainer-to-student ratio of 1 to 4, your child will receive individual attention from our expert trainers. Students will learn how to compile and download codes into the Wink, a 5cm by 5cm micro robot. Seeing the robots perform tasks in response to the codes they have written is a great thrill for every child!

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COMPUTATIONAL THINKING SKILLS FOR SCHOOL & BEYOND

Duino Kids’ workshop encompass the learning and implementation of six computational thinking skills – Logical Thinking, Algorithmic Thinking, Scientific Thinking, Conceptual Thinking, Solution-Based Thinking and Innovation Thinking. These skills are the stepping stones to becoming a computer engineer or an application and game developer.

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