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Start building real-world smart devices
Does your child have ideas but is unsure how to turn them into a working prototype? Ever wondered how technology and robotics can be applied to develop assistive devices for yourself or people with special needs?
In this 6-hour workshop, in partnership with Whyte Labs, your child will get an opportunity to conceptualise and build their own Smart Electronic Cane for the visually handicapped, from scratch.
Not only will they learn the basics of Arduino, the world’s most versatile microcontroller, they will also be prototyping in a sustainable way.
Through Whyte Labs’ holistic approach to robotics education, your child will get a chance to cultivate empathy, creativity and sensory integration, as they stretch their imagination using Discarded Toilet Paper Tubes, an Arduino and a bunch of Sensors.
What can participants expect to experience?
In this highly interactive workshop, learn the basics of electronics and coding and bring your own ideas to life to solve a real-world problem. Here’s what you can expect:
Introduction to Arduino (3 hrs)
- Intro to the world of open-source hardware and robotics
- Learn the fundamentals of hardware electrical circuits and how to wire and program basic electronics and sensors.
- Basic coding concepts and how to troubleshoot and debug your code
- Prototype a simple Arduino-based home automation system
Prototype your own Smart Assistive Device (3 hrs)
- Understand the challenges faced by the blind, through hands-on activities and discussions
- Brainstorm and come up with your own solutions and conceptualise your device
- Prototype! Apply what you learned to build your own Smart Assistive Device, using upcycled materials
- Test and improve on your prototype
- Debrief and reflect on your learnings!Take home and continue testing and improving on your prototype!
Kids often have a lot of creative ideas but are unsure what to do with them. Today, there are a number of tools out there that can enable them to actually turn those ideas into a real working device.
This workshop looks to empower your child with the confidence to turn their own ideas into reality, that too with a low-cost and DIY approach. It is also a chance for them to nurture empathy for people with special needs and cultivate the patience and perseverance needed to build something new.
Date & Time
Mar 19 (Sun), 11.30 – 6.30pm
Lunch Not Provided
6 hours workshop + 1 hour lunch (Bring own lunch) = 7 hours
Age 10 – 15years old
$290 per child
Inclusive of free Arduino Kit worth $50
Limited to 6 pax only
Min 5 pax to commence.
All participants required to bring their own Laptop, Laptop Charger and Mouse (if required).
Participants are also required to bring ~2 toilet paper roll cores and/or any other scrap cardboard-like material (e.g. cereal boxes etc) around the house that they would like to use for the prototyping. This is to help them become confident at building real-world devices in a low cost way, using scrap material, so they better understand the value of upcycling and sustainability.
All required electronic components will be provided in class.
Students are welcome to take home whatever prototypes they build.
To help get more time to tinker during the workshop, would be great if you could prep the following softwares on your laptop/computer:
1) Install the Arduino IDE on your computer
2) Create a free, Personal Account on the TinkerCAD website
3) For Windows users:
Download and install the CH341 driver for the Arduino board
3) For Mac users
For Macs with USB-C, please make sure you have a USB-A adaptor, to allow you to plug in the Arduino cable
Feel free to let us know if you have any difficulties!
10 winstedt road, Blk A 02-02, S227977
- Ticket is not applicable for cancellation or refund unless Mindful Space cannot commence or proceed with the activity.
- Tickets are transferable. If you can no longer attend, you can find family or friends to replace you. You can also try your luck to check-in if there is someone on the waiting list.
There will be no postpone to further dates.
- By signing up for this programme, you agreed to be contacted for future events via WhatsApp.
- WhatsApp +65 9783 7313 to be on the waiting list.
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