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10 Square @ Orchard Central

181 Orchard Road, #10-01

Singapore, Singapore 238896


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Introductory Robotics & Engineering course that's all FUN and no suck!

Join straws to create 3D shapes, structures like bridges and towers. Learn the engineering concepts what makes a bridge structurally stable and how everyday mechanisms work. Then combine it with the Quirkbot, a tiny computer to power your mechanisms... AND your robots!
Keepin' it Short & Snappy
  • For ages 7-10 & 11-14
  • Requires Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time or Equivalent block-based programming experience
  • Solid Introduction into the world of Engineering, Hardware & Robotics

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"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, Parent

This is a Strawbee.


Join colourful reusable straws of varying lengths to learn about engineering to create
Basic 3D shapes, like the tetrahedron, cube...

3D Shapes

to Marvelous Structures & Mental Mechanisms

Mechanisms & Structures

But wait, there's more! This is a Quirkbot. And we think it's the... straw that's gonna get you signing up!


It's a mini computer that's small in size but HUGE in versatility! Program in a familiar block programming interface that's applied to a wholly new context. Combine it with Strawbees to...
Create fantastic lantern light shows...


Connect a servo motor to power complex engineering mechanisms to create your robot.


So don't keep grasping at... straws. We'll see you at the intersection of engineering, computer programming that is robotics.
PS: No straws were harmed in the design of this course. All straws are 100% recyclable, reusable and are reused. Strawbees & Quirkbot sold separately.
Oh! The Stuff you'll learn!
  1. Introduction to Strawbees
  2. Building in 2D & 3D Shapes
  3. Structures & Stability
  4. Introduction to Quirkbot: a microcontroller
  5. Understanding Inputs & Outputs
  6. Mechanical Mechanisms
  7. Controlling Servo Motors
  8. Sandbox & Free Building

Life Skills Learnt
  • Engineering
  • Programming
  • Design & Planning
  • Creative Confidence
  • Presentation Skills


No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime. Let's get kids to learn how to learn.
Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make meaningful impact.

Parents love us

"...and for the first time he is not running to play other people's creations but his own... I am absolutely delighted in the 'mindset' change in my son's attitude." - Emma, Parent

"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it's fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son."- Rachel, Parent

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Got more questions on this course of awesomeness?

Read our FAQ section below!
Call us & we'll call you back! +65 3159 0980
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child has not taken Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time. Can he join this course?

It is highly recommended that the child has prior background in block based programming.

2. My child is younger than 7, can he join this course?

It is recommended that your child try their hand at one of our courses that is aimed at the 5 to 6 age group.

3. Isn't it environmentally unfriendly especially with the whole no straws movement?

The No Straws movement is a campaign against single-use straws. Strawbees construction pipes are reusable, 100% recyclable & are a way of repurposing existing materials that would otherwise be thrown away.

4. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.

5. What's up with the Straw puns?

Guess you drew the short... straw getting this writer. I promise it's gonna be the last...

Please note:

  • This workshop will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the workshop is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the workshop will go ahead.
  • We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this workshop, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.

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181 Orchard Road, #10-01

Singapore, Singapore 238896


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