YOUNG INVENTOR TECH SUMMER SCHOOL JANUARY 2018

The Young Inventor school holiday  program is for primary school students in Grades 3 to 6 in Melbourne, Australia which aims at getting students to embrace a robotics, coding and technology education to prepare for a rapidly advancing world. Students are provided with electronics and robotics tools which don’t just serve as tools but are there to engage, educate and inspire. Students are often very encouraged when they discover their own creativity and the Young Inventor series is designed to encourage them to code and build robots and other electronic tools and try their hand at creative engineering solutions to given missions. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is the education of now and the future.

EXPLORE FUTURISTIC TECHNOLOGIES

AERIAL ROBOTICS, AUGMENTED REALITY, 3D DESIGN, ROBOTICS, CODING, ELECTRONICS, GAME DEVELOPMENT


Course Description: Innovate Aerial Robotics (Robotics)

Prerequisite: No prior programming knowledge required. Good attitude to learning. Please see NOTE below.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 8 & 9 January 2018, Monday & Tuesday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (2 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East | Cost: $350 (Early Bird Offer: $300. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

For enthusiasts of drones, UAV’s and aerial robotics, Innovate’s Aerial Robotics returns this Tech Summer School during our January 2018 school holiday. Drones are getting very popular in today’s technology filled world and have changed the way many things such as photography, deliveries and other jobs are done.

In this aerial robotics drone workshop for kids in Melbourne, students will get to learn about drones and work on programming their mini drones, to be able to fly through some mini drone challenges.

A module that teaches students about drones and how they work, safety rules, how they are made etc. Students will learn how to code the drones to fly, flip, land and more. They will take on the specific drone challenges set out for them and see if their drone gets through the challenges. Hands on Science and Maths!

Some outdoor experience will include viewing the flight of the Dji drone (within limits and guidelines) during the course of the module. Added indoor experience includes a drone flight simulator for students to attain hands on drone simulation experiences. This module is great for students who love and respect technology and who value learning about how drones work and drone technology in general.

NOTE: This module is not just for flying drones all through the course but for serious learners who are keen to understand and explore drones. Some essential theory about aerial robotics involved. No prior experience required. Strictly limited to 10 places only.

  • Students will learn:

    • An introduction to drones
    • Drone materials and safety requirements
    • Flight safety
    • Introduction to coding the drones
    • Flight controls
    • Programming flight paths through obstacles
    • Scientific concepts such as aerodynamics and gravity
    • Computational skills in basic coding for autonomous flight
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Coding
    • Programming and flight control
    • Logical program flow
    • Tests through drone flight paths

Course Description: RoboSENSEsation (Robotics)

Prerequisite: No prior experience needed in robotics. A Good attitude to learning is essential.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 10 January 2018, Wednesday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic |  Cost: $180 (Early Bird Offer: $160. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

This popular robotics module, RoboSENSEsation uses a revolutionary robotics tool which will get students to unleash their imagination and focus on how robots work. Fun and unique, students have been thoroughly engaged with this innovative and unusual robot, itself a RoboSENSEsation! Students will assemble robots using innovative 3D blocks which connect together vertically, horizontally or even diagonally – not all as easy as it looks but a great learning curve for kids. In the process, students will learn about robotic parts such as DC motors, Studuino, Touch Sensors, Infrared Sensors and to take control of their robot.

RoboSENSEsation is suitable for students who have never done robotics before as well as for those who have experience with robots and would like to further develop their knowledge and skills – practice just makes it better! A module which ranks high on engagement and has sold out every season since its launch!

  • Students will learn:

    • Develop an understanding of how robots work
    • Learn about sensors
    • Understand how each sensor works and how they affect the robot
    • Understand robotics concepts
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Drag and drop based programming
    • Technology discovery
    • Hands on learning through building of various robotic models

Course Description: Innovate Augmented Reality (Technology)

Prerequisite: No prior experience needed. Good attitude to learning.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 11 January 2018,  Thursday| Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic |  Cost: $180 (Early Bird Offer: $160. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

Augmented Reality (AR) is rapidly changing our world and merging both our physical and virtual experiences and environments. Used in gaming, design, marketing, navigation and more, AR makes everything just that little bit more special. Augmented reality adds a digital layer over the real world environment there and then.

AR technology allows for virtual objects to be placed in the real world in real time which enhances our information about the world we are in. Students will use AR in the classroom to create their own special digital layers and enhance their digital experiences in this Augmented Reality holiday program. Students will use world class innovative software to understand AR and create interactive content. A very hands on and interactive holiday program for kids who just love creating and learning.

Strictly limited places available for this session. Book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Students will learn:

    • Background of Augmented Reality
    • How to add a digital layer over the real world
    • Adding digital enhancements over the real world
    • How to create their own digital enhancements
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Using software to design AR creations
    • Technology discovery
    • Hands on learning

Course Description: 3D Design and Printing (Technology)

Prerequisite: No prior experience needed. Good attitude to learning.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 12 January 2018, Friday| Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic |  Cost: $180 (Early Bird Offer: $160. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

3D printing is part of our world and continues to fascinate people. Enter the world of 3D printing and design in this school holiday program for students in Melbourne, Australia, which students will learn the concepts behind 3D printing and understand how 3D printing works. Yes, from the time the design is created and when it goes to print.Students will learn how to use SketchUp or if they already use it, how to enhance their designs.

Students will be able to view and learn about the design to print process during the session. They will understand how 3D printing evolves from design to print and how 3D printing impacts technology and our world – the advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing, which gets them thinking. Students will take home a 3D printed model after the course. Strictly limited places available for this session.

  • Students will learn:

    • Introduction to 3D printing
    • Examples of 3D printing and how it is used
    • Learn how 3D printing evolves from design to print
    • How to design a 3D model and bring it to print
    • Advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing
    • Introduction to manufacturing
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Learn design using SketchUp

Course Description: Game Design & development (Coding)

Prerequisite: No prior experience in game making required.  Student should come with a positive attitude to learning.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 15 to 19 January 2018 , Monday to Friday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (5 days program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $550 (Early Bird Offer: $500. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

Enter the world of game making with GameMaker. This exciting new course is great for learning  what game design is all about, the game making process and how to make a good game which is fun, interesting and engaging. This five day course is a hands on activity as students will create their own game which they can play with after the course. Whether you love creating games or are new to the whole game making scene, this is the course for you to learn and create.

  • Students will learn:

    • Game creation
    • Coding
    • Learning how to make a game using GameMaker
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Game creation with GameMaker
    • Coding
    • Hand on game creation activities

Course Description: Invent with Electronics (Technology)

Prerequisite: No prior experience in electronics required.  Student should come with a positive attitude to learning new technology.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 15 January 2018 , Monday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $180 (Early Bird Offer: $160. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

A day to learn all about electronics with the award winning Littlebits, Snap Circuits and Paper Circuits! Create a smart lamp / torch with the littleBits while understanding how circuits work. Magnetic and easy to put together, littleBits electronics has always captured the imaginations of students with their fun electronic modules.

Students will also work with Snap Circuits to create many different types of circuits and understand inputs and outputs. Plus the NEW Paper Circuits will help students get creative through the process of building paper circuits which work. Students will then be able to tell stories using these circuits they have created! A three in one module electronics module, this course is great for the curious student who wants to deepen their understanding of electronics.

  • Students will learn:

    • Understand littleBits electronics, Snap Circuits and Paper Circuits
    • How the Power, Input and Output modules work
    • Understand how sensors work with electronics
    • How different circuits can be put together and their outputs
    • Explore with the Paper Circuits and make interesting circuits with materials
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Hands on learning with creating circuits
    • Discovery

Course Description: Invent with Ozobots (Robotics)

Prerequisite: No prior experience in robotics required. No prior experience in coding required. Student should come with a positive attitude to learning new technology.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 16 January 2018 , Tuesday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $180 (Early Bird Offer: $160. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

A robotics and coding program for middle school students using the Ozobot robot! Cute and tiny, small but with a big personality, Ozobot is great for  students to learn coding and how robots work in a fun way.

With lights, sounds and movements like a robot should, students learn how to program and control the Ozobots (block based programming with OzoBlockly) and visual code while learning the basic concepts of robotics and coding. This summer, students will also use creative 3D blocks to create a world with tracks of visual codes for the Ozobots to move along in – an amazing world of robotics with an Ozobot visual code track!

This course is great for students who wish to explore coding, visual coding and robotics. Embrace robotics. Embrace technology. Embrace the future.


  • Students will learn:

    • Introduction to robotics and coding
    • How to make the Ozobot perform various tasks
    • Understand the fundamentals of coding and robotics
    • Use of visual codes for Ozobot to follow
    • Create a world for Ozobot with 3D blocks and design tracks for Ozobot to navigate through
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Fundamentals of coding
    • Fundamentals of robots work
    • Hands on learning with activities designed around the Ozobot
    • Use of block based programming with OzoBlockly)

What Will Students Take Home?

  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Students in robotics camps ONLY can take home video files of the week’s robot challenges, detailing how well their team’s robots accomplished goals such as moving/pushing objects or navigating obstacle courses. (Students will have to bring their own cameras)

 

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

ADAPTING TO NEW CHALLENGES
COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK
CREATIVITY
PROBLEM SOLVING

Sample Day

Learning and having fun

8.45am-9.00am: Check-in. All students meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.

9:30am: Students will gather in their respective course groups. Get started!

Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor.

12.00pm: Lunch time & Play

12.50 pm: Students will gather back in their respective course groups. Back to creating and learning!

3:00pm: Home Sweet Home

We have class sizes up to a maximum of 12 students per instructor. At INNOVATE TECH CAMPS, we want each student to develop their passion in technology and their leadership skills. Our instructors are passionate about technology and bringing out the best in our students.

Our technology curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with our academy game plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at innovate tech camps are for beginner through advanced students.

Our instructors are all adults with a passions for technology, robotics and coding. We have a wide array of skills among our instructors who are all experienced in teaching technology modules around Australian schools. All our staff have valid Working with Children Checks and are dedicated to helping your child achieve their best.

At Innovate Tech Camps, we want our students to have fun and learn. We love innovation and technology and we hope to continually make it an engaging experience for our students. Sometimes, we bring in our other robotic friends and hold competitions within our camps – all for the fun and love of technology and robotics.

INNOVATE TECH SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 – WEEK 1 PROGRAMS

AERIAL ROBOTICS

$350

8 & 9 Jan 2018, Mon & Tues

  • 2 Days Program

  • Learn to Code and Fly Drones

  • Practice on Drone simulation
  • Take on a Drone Challenge

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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ROBO-SENSATION

$180

10 Jan 2018, WEDNESDAY

  • 1 Day Program

  • Build & program robot models

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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Augmented Reality (New AR module!)

$180

11 Jan 2018, THURSDAY

  • 1 Day Program

  • Explore augmented & Mixed Reality

  • Students design their own Augmented Reality project using AR design software

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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3D Design & Printing

$180

12 Jan 2018, Friday

  • 1 Day Program
  • Understand all about 3D
  • Design your own model & Print it in 3D Objects

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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INNOVATE TECH SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 – WEEK 2 PROGRAMS

GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

$350

15 TO 19 JAN 2018, Mon TO FRI

  • 5 Days Program

  • Learn to design & develop games.

  • Learn the process of game design
  • Practical application of developing a game

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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INVENT WITH ELECTRONICS

$180

15 Jan 2018, Monday

  • 1 Day Program

  • Learn to design and build basic to complex electronics.
  • Build your own electronics project.
  • 9 am to 3 pm

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INVENT WITH OZOBOTS

$180

16 Jan 2018, Tuesday

  • 1 Day Program

  • Program OZOBTS to follow paths

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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INNOVATE TECH SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 – FULL SCHOOL PACKAGE

FULL SCHOOL (WEEK 1)

$890

8 TO 12 JAN 2018, Mon TO FRI

  • 5 Days Program

  • All Programs in Week 1 – Tech Summer School 2018.

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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FULL SCHOOL (WEEK 1 AND 2)

$1440

16 Jan 2018, THURSDAY

  • 10 Days Program

  • All Programs in Week 1 and Week 2 of Tech Summer School 2018

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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FULL SCHOOL (WEEK 1) & ELECTRONICS & OZOBOT SCHOOL (WEEK 2)

$1250

16 Jan 2018, THURSDAY
  • 1 Day Program
  • Program OZOBTS to follow paths
  • 9 am to 3 pm
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ELECTRONICS & OZOBOT SCHOOL (WEEK 2)

$360

15 Jan 2018, Monday
  • 1 Day Program
  • Learn to design and build basic to complex electronics.
  • 9 am to 3 pm
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CHOOSE FROM 1 DAY, 2 DAYS or MULTIPLE DAY PROGRAMS

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You will need to bring morning tea, lunch, some snacks and a drink bottle. You will also need to bring along your action plans (if any).

No, they do not need experience for any of the above. We just want kids and teens to come with a positive attitude, ready to learn and have fun!

All our holiday camps are held at Forest Hill College, 178 – 180 Mahoneys Road, Burwood East, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Enter by Hawthorn Road. Go PAST Burwood Heights Primary School. Location map will be given in email after booking into a program.