Programming and Lego Mindstorms Bootcamp: Groups 6, 7 and 8

Many kids are already experienced with coding in Minecraft, Scratch and other games and apps. During this bootcamp taught by NewTechKids and offered via Ijsterk, an after-school program provider in Amsterdam, kids were introduced to the main concepts which explain why and how programming works the way it does.

Kids discovered programming and automation through a mix of games, pen and paper activities and three classes devoted to learning to program LEGO Mindstorm robots. Concepts covered included programming, automation, commands, variables, ​loops, feedback ​systems, design and testing, and algorithms. Classes were taught in English and Dutch.

During the workshops, children worked in small teams to program LEGO Mindstorms robot kits supplied by NewTechKids.

Dates: Fridays, February 6m 13, 20 and 27, 2015
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Location: Zuid Pool, Kleine Wittenburgerstraat 201, Amsterdam