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Program your Own Micro:bit with MicroPython, Levels 1 & 2 [Ages 10-13], 18...

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Learn to code in Python & control your own mini-computer to invent everything you can think of!

How does a traffic light know when to turn green? By the end of this course, kids not only code, but also better understand how everyday objects are a mix of both hardware & software & go on to create their own inventions. The sky's the limit!

Keepin' it Short & Snappy
  • For kids ages 10-13
  • Mon-Fri 3h 15mins /day (16 hours in total)
  • Coding + Hands-On
  • No experience necessary
  • Continue the Learning: Take home your micro:bit


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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 BBC micro:bit.

micro:bit

It's a "pocket-sized micro-computer" designed by BBC for computer education in the UK that allows kids to create super cool inventions. Kids learn to use Python, a popular programming language that's widely used in all fields, to create their own...

micro:bit sheep counter

Electronic Sheep Counter

micro:bit micropython rock paper scissors

Rock, Paper Scissors Handheld Game. That ROCKS!

micro:bit micropython circuit game
Don't touch the wire circuit game.


Kids learn not only to code, but to apply their new found programming superpowers on a variety of real world projects. This all culminates in an unstructured problem solving case where, with a'lil creativity & good ol' elbow grease, kids help their teacher design & invent solutions to solve common problems a teacher always faces.


Oh! The Stuff you'll learn!
  1. Code a beating LED Heart with micro:bits
  2. Make it Useful - Code a Simple Calculator
  3. Sound it out - Make a Musical Fruit Keyboard
  4. Steady your hands & find your direction with micro:bit
  5. Code a Rock,Paper Scissors Game
  6. Project Time: Design a tool to help Teach solve everyday problems
  7. Animations
  8. Share & Present


Life Skills Learnt
  • Logical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Design Thinking
  • Presentation Skills




Pedagogy

No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, 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 a 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.. its 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 6513 1232
Email us! hello@saturdaykids.com


Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is younger than 10. Can he/she join?

The micro:bit with MicroPython workshop is recommended for 10-16 year olds as microPython requires some proficiency with the keyboard. We do, however, recommend our “Code & Invent with Micro:bit Block Editor” for your child as it uses a drag-and-drop block based interface for younger children.


2. My child is in the range of ages 10-13. Should he/she join the microPython or Block Editor workshops?

If your child is confident in using the keyboard to type code, microPython.
If your child is completely new to programming, we recommend Block Editor as it would ease him into the idea of programming.


3. 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. If your child is joining the full day camp, we recommend bringing packed lunches.


4. Will my child be able to bring his / her projects home?

You’ll get to take home your micro:bit essentials kit (which includes a micro:bit, microB USB cable for power/programming and 2 x AAA battery holder for mobile power). You can also take home your code files so that you can re-load your projects onto your micro:bit once you’re home! There’s a tonne of stuff you can build with your micro:bit, stuff you can find around the house and your creativity! We’ll be doing some projects in class where we’ll use additional components and materials - e.g. the micro:bit car. If you want to take home your micro:bit car kit, ask the teacher at the end of class and you can purchase a kit on the last day.

Some kids like to take their code home every day, in which case you can bring a thumb drive to save your projects. But it’s not essential, as we’ll email you your code files at the end of the course.

Please note:

  • This camp will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the camp is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the camp will go ahead.
  • We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this camp, 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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