Online Summer Course: 8-12 years (July 20-24, 2020)

During this online LEGO Mindstorms course taught via Zoom, kids ages 8-12 who have little to no previous experience in creating technology will be introduced to the basics of design, computer science, coding and robotics. The goal of this course is to give them a foundation on which they can become comfortable with innovation processes and begin inventing robots and tech prototypes.

Under the guidance of NewTechKids’ teacher, kids will participate in class discussions about technology, its implications and ethics before building and coding physical prototypes. Over the course, kids will learn about important design and computer science concepts such as resources, requirements, design cycles, commands, loops, sequence, if-else logic, resources and requirements.

Exploring the theme “Tech Inventors to the Rescue”, kids will create technology solutions for different industries, from farming to sports, construction, healthcare and security. They’ll be expected to work independently before and after class. Before each class, we’ll provide easy-to-follow instructions on how to build simple prototypes which are due before class. During class, our teacher will help them improve their designs and then code them to do something specific.

The class will be taught by a professionally-qualified teacher with specialized computer science training. A maximum of 12 kids can enrol in this course.

Online classes will take place on July 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2020 via the Zoom videoconferencing platform every afternoon at:

  • 15:00 – 17:00 CET (Amsterdam Time) which is 14:00 – 16:00 BST (London Time) and 9:00 – 11:00 EDT (New York Time)

Enrolment Requirements

Each child must have the following in order to participate in this online course:

  • access to a Zoom account
  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit (model 31313, not the Education version which is more expensive)
  • computer with a hard drive, a laptop or a tablet (please confirm model with NewTechKids)
  • LEGO Mindstorms software downloaded on device (free to download)

Registrants will be notified one week prior if the program is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.

Fee: 202.54 euro (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)