NewTechKids is teaching a 10-week bootcamp in partnership with Dynamo Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Public Library. Dynamo organizes activities for children in different neighbourhoods through its Talententent program.
The bootcamp for kids ages 8-12 is being held at the Library’s Ijburg branch. Kids are inventing a series of robots and tech prototypes based on popular children’s books and films. So far, they’ve designed robot snails based on the “Turbo” film and chocolate factory robots based on ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ (‘Sjakie en de chocoladefabriek’).
Margriet Batstra, a talent agent for the Talententent program, says “We are excited to bringing a new technology education program to our students. It’s a great way to familiarize kids with coding and robotics while stimulating their curiosity and creativity. We partnered with local schools to promote the bootcamp and recruit students.”
José Remijn, Project Manager at Maakplaats 021, the Library’s network of Maker Spaces, says “We are thrilled to be partnering again with NewTechKids to extend our maker activities to a new neighbourhood. We hope to replicate the success of other NewTechKids bootcamps that we’ve hosted all over Amsterdam for the past seven years.”