For Kids aged 7-13

Listen to the different calls of the wild lurking within the Savanna. What magnificent creatures roam these vast plains? Using a Hummingbird Robotics Kit and craft materials, use your imagination and skills to create a whole new species in the safari – robot animals!

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
  • No experience necessary
  • Design, engineer and build robotic animals from Scratch
  • Power hardware and electronics with code
  • Hummingbird Kit and craft materials provided for in-class use.

All you need to know

Deep within the concrete jungles of Singapore…

A new species of wildlife has emerged in our urban landscape – the rise of robot animals!

Just like how the kingfisher inspired a Japanese engineer to redesign high-speed trains, draw inspiration from the majestic animal kingdom to create your own robotic creatures.

Take a walk on the wild side and… equip your robot animals with lightning reflexes or LED eyes that light up.

Use Scratch programming to control motors, motion sensors and other electronic parts. Then, watch your animal come to life and interact with the world around it!

 

Combine your knowledge of circuits and code with engineering concepts and outsmart other animals by adding modifications to your robot animals.

 

Here’s how we helped our giraffe reach the highest leaves by building a scissor linkage mechanism for its neck!

Come join us on this wildlife adventure to create the ULTIMATE robot animal!

Next Stop: Robot Safari.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

Broken down into concepts for MAXIMUM learnin'
  1. How Electronics Work (simple circuits, LEDs & sensors)
  2. Craft Engineering & Designing
  3. Understand Mechanisms & Structures
  4. Code and Debug
  5. Use Design Thinking to Prototype
  6. Share & Present

Life skills you'll learn

Skills that last a lifetime
Design Thinking
Logical Thinking
Problem Solving
Systems Thinking

Pedagogy

Saturday Kids don't learn to code. They code to learn.

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.

Parents love us

Children from our camp enjoyed themselves exploring and learning what the different animation tools could do for them. They were particularly excited to see their own creations come alive.

I've been meaning to write to you to let you know that my son loved his workshop with Saturday Kids in June and I will be enrolling my daughter too for the beginners course that you are doing in October

It is wonderful to hear their enthusiasm and excitement when they talk about their Scratch classes, the words epic and awesome are frequently used!

Your kid will love it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after the attending the first 2 days, we'll issue you a credit note for 50% of the course fee. No questions asked.

  • 1:6 Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
  • All equipment & materials provided
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?

Robot Safari: The Wild World of Tech is designed with the assumption that students have at least an understanding of block programming with Start with Scratch.

 

2. My child is younger than 7. Can he/she join?

Robot Safari: The Wild World of Tech is recommended for kids who are 7 and above. If your child is still in preschool, we recommend Curious Cubs or Tiny Techies which can be found on our schedule page.

 

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.

 

4. Can I bring home the Hummingbird Kit?

The Hummingbird Kit can be bought separately if you’re interested!

 

5. How’s Robot Safari different from Build Your Own Robo-pet?

This course delves much deeper into mechanical engineering concepts so you can build way cooler robot animals.