Join straws to create 3D shapes, structures like bridges and towers. Learn the engineering concepts that 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
- Solid Introduction into the world of Engineering, Hardware & Robotics
- Requires Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time or equivalent block-based programming experience
This is a Strawbee.
Join colourful reusable straws of varying lengths to learn about engineering and create basic 3D shapes, like a tetrahedron, cube, and more…
to Marvelous Structures & Mental Mechanisms
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 and 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.
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 and how we learn in real life. 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.