LEGO WeDO 2.0 comes to Innovate Academy! Hurray!
Over the past 5 years, our junior students have been growing and learning robotics with WeDo 1.0 and it has been tons of fun and learning. Not only have the juniors made various cute models, they have also discovered how things work in the process.
Putting the pieces together have been challenging for some children, but most of them, with the right attitude, have continued to persevere and achieved their goals at Innovate Academy.
The beauty of WeDo 1.0 was the way it made robotics simple and fun for the young ones and it certainly built up the confidence of younger kids.
However, WeDo 2.0 takes it all forward literally! Our contraptions can now move away! Yes, we cannot wait to explore this with the juniors at Innovate Academy and at Innovate Tech Camps (our upcoming Spring Holiday Camps). Book your Junior’s place today!
WeDo 2.0 here we come exploring!
After a busy and successful run of the Autumn Maker Camps, we are back with modules that are exciting, engaging and fun.
Engineering, electronics, robotics, coding, 3D printing – there is so much to look out for!
Don't miss this exciting, upcoming Winter School Holiday Program – only in Melbourne! Register now on our website.
In January 2015, a new Tech Summer School will be in full force at Forest Hill College in Burwood East. Innovate Tech Camps Tech Summer School has robotics and technology courses for students from Grades 1 to 12.
Students are now able to choose from an array of courses designed for different age groups such as Robot Virtual Worlds (RVW), electronics and modular robotics, basic engineering concepts, game development using Scratch, Mindstorms EV3 robotics, Vex IQ robotics, Engineering with Arduino and even 3D printing!
Registration for Summer School has started! Check out Tech Summer School 2015 for kids and teens in Melbourne:
Tech Summer School for kids (Grades 1 to 6)
Tech Summer School for Teens (Grades 7 to 12)
The Young Inventor and Young Explorer programs concluded this week with a blast!
The Young Explorers got to use Space kits, the Littlebits, Cubelets and MaKey- MaKey to create various projects. The one day program had kids exploring and creating from the beginning. They learnt how circuits are made and even dabbled with the fun Cubelets. The program gave the young students from Grades 1 to 4 a taste of electronics and modular robotics which proved to be very engaging and interactive!
Young Inventors got up to much, tackling Nature's Fury Challenge with their EV3 robots, with discussions about various storms and natural disasters! The Vex IQ Add It Up Camp had the Young Inventors challenged at first with some of its mechanical parts, however, all of them overcame those building challenges to have completed robots, all ready to program and drive! Students gave these camps the thumbs up during their reflections. We will post their feedback and testimonials up
Robotics Club even got busy at the Melbourne Zoo earlier this week with an array of Vex IQ and EV3 robots for the students who are part of the "Youth at the Zoo" program. Students at Melbourne Zoo got up to creating an animal themed robot! It was interesting to see them create in a short time frame – well done!
Next week brings the Teen Innovators Vex Robotics Camp and we are looking forward to that!
We are excited to launch the Spring 2014 Vex Robotics Teen Only Camp. In this camp, teens will build a Vex robot using mechanical parts from the Vex Robotics System. They will also learn some basic programming with ROBOTC.
The camp is designed for teens to be together with like minded peers and work in a team to build a more complex robot to complete the season's challenge which is "Skyrise". Teens will learn and understand that facing challenges is part of the learning process. This camp is designed to equip them with some robotics skills as well as soft skills which will prepare them for their lives ahead.
Plus, we are excited to include an industry tour of Autodesk which is at Kilsyth on Day 3. Teens will get to see the Autodesk facility, talk to the Autodesk experts and learn about the cool innovation there.
Don't miss out on this exclusive camp. Find out more and register below:
Teen Innovator Vex Robotics Camp for Teens Only
Our winter tech camps have come to and end but hey, there is Spring 2014 camps to look forward to! We have met over 90 kids in 1.5 weeks with some of the tools from our warehouse out in full force.
From Vex IQ Add It Up challenges, EV3 Nature's Fury, Vex Robotics Teen Highrise Challenge to exploring with circuits, electronics, modular robotics and Lego WeDo, we have been busy but very happy.
That ends winter but get ready for Spring Tech Camps 2014 because they are out and registrations have already begun to come through for the Young Explorer camp with new modules added.
Check out the Tech Camp photo gallery