For Kids aged 7-9
Build a machine with Lego Wedo and Programme it with Scratch to create a mechanical masterpiece!
Anyone can build a simple catapult but how do you build one that’s programmed to move on its own? With code of course! Learn how different components of mechanical systems come together and enhance them through programming. Kids get to build robots that move, self-driving cars, machines that can take over the world and all that jazz.
- Coding + Robotics
- No experience necessary
All you need to know
Just when you thought Lego couldn’t get more awesome, then came Lego Wedo. TADA!
Lego Wedo’s similar to the Lego bricks everyone knows and love… BUT these come with sensors, motors and other mechanical parts.
What’s even cooler? Lego Wedo’s compatible with Scratch programming. Kids connect it to the computer and use Scratch to control their Lego inventions! Here’s a ticket dispensing machine built and programmed by one of our students (doesn’t this remind you of how an ATM works?)
Kids not only learn how machines can be programmed, bridging the gap between hardware & software, but are also shown how the 2 are seamlessly interconnected & are increasingly ever present in everyday life. Open their eyes to a world of possibilities!
Oh! The stuff you'll learn
Broken down into concepts for MAXIMUM learnin'
- What’s Lego Wedo
- Mechanics: How Sensors & Motors work
- Prototype A Machine
- Learn about programming concepts in Scratch
- Build and Code your machine
- Presentation time: On your last day, share with your parents what you’ve learnt!
Life skills you'll learn
Skills that last a lifetime
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?
It will be useful if your child is familiar with the Scratch programming interface, but most students are able to follow even if they are absolute beginners.
2. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?
The Scratch x Lego WeDo workshop is recommended for 7-9 year olds. If your child is below 7, please check out Tiny Techies and or Curious Cubs!.
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.