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Intro To 3D Printing For Kids

2019 Holiday Class. For Ages 11 and above
*New!* March Holiday Class
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An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in, not in the world it started.
~Tim O’Reilly

Introduction to 3D Printing for Kids

Learn the art of 3D Design, Modelling and Printing in this fun class for kids age 10+. Not sure if your child would like classes at Computhink? Sign up for your special 2-day (6 hours) introduction class and let your child unleash their creativity and bring home their own 3D model home as a souvenir.

Class Summary

  • For Kids Age 10+
  • Learn about 3D Printing Technologies, Software, Hardware and Apps
  • Learn to create a 3D Model and print out their own design
  • Bring home their own 3D Model as a souvenir
  • 2-Day (6 Hours) special introductory class for students

Here’s what your child will experience in the introductory class

Kids printing their own 3D model

Kids printing their own 3D model

  • Learn about 3D Printing and the technology behind it, and what it can be used for
  • Hands-on Session on operating the 3D Printer
  • Hands-on 3D design with professional 3D Design Software

Attending the introductory class will help your child:

  • Experience what 3D Printing is, and how it can be used to make useful things
  • Encourage your child to want to learn how things work and develop a creator mindset
  • Discover if the 3D design and STEM is a skill that your child would like to learn.
  • Inspire your child to want to learn more and create their own 3D models!
3D Printed Poke balls

3D printing can be used to print anything your mind can imagine!

If your child is 10+ old, now is the best time to let him or her have a headstart in STEM!

Sign up your child now for the special 2-Day (6-hour) holiday class and have fun making things at Computhink (www.computhink.com.sg)!

Register for the Introduction to 3D Printing Class and find out how your child can benefit from learning at Computhink! 

Course Structure

2-day class

3 hours per day

* Minimum 4 to start

Age Group

Age 10 & above

Prerequisites

None required. These classes are meant for beginners.

Equipment

None required

Location

Computhink Kids SG
203 Hougang Street 21
#01-83, S530203

2019 School Holiday Classes

March School Holidays

3d Printing Intro

March Holiday Camps

Monday and Tuesday
For age 10+

3D Printing Intro

March School Holidays

 

Monday and Tuesday March-18th and 19th

1.00pm to 4.00pm (both days)
 
*Updated 2019 Feb-01*

$240

now $192

for 2-day class (3 hour per day)

**20% early bird discount before March-17th**

Choose ticket option 'EarlyBirdDiscount_Mar17' during registration.

What's Next?

Move on to our Weekly PythonThinker Class and advance your real-world programming skills!

Why Computhink?

Maximum learning in small classes

All our classes are kept small to ensure maximum attention to your child's learning needs. By keeping the class small, we ensure that each kid gets the guidance and coaching he or she needs to bring their imagination to life through programming. Besides allowing us to get to know your kid better, we also encourage the kids in our classes to get to know one another and this is better facilitated in a small group setting.

Hands-On Activity-Based Learning

We believe that kids learn best when they do it themselves in a fun environment. That is why we ensure that each kid is given a laptop to work their own respective projects and try their hand in the programming projects and activities. It is heartening each time we see the kids beaming and being proud of themselves when they get the code to work as they want it to.

Our Teaching Philosophy

This idea that kids will learn anything that they want to, when they are given the freedom to create, inspires and drives our teaching philosophy. In this, we are influenced by the work of Sugata Mitra (Educational Researcher) whose research demonstrates the effect that a child’s innate curiosity and interest have on learning complex subjects outside the normal school environment. At Computhink, we adopt a 3-pronged approach to teaching kids which is guided by these 3 questions by the child: (1) What can I do?; (2) How can I do it?; and (3) What else can I do?

Follow-On Mastery Classes

Like any learning, learning to program is best done through regular practice and with guidance from experts. And this is why we offer the Computhink Code Club classes which provides regular weekly practice while exposing the kids to various programming languages such as intermediate Scratch, HTML, Python and Javascript. Kids will learn how the same basic programming concepts are built upon and applied in other programming languages to do different things such as building websites and creating mobile apps and games. It is through regular and varied practice that promotes mastery and that is what we aim to do at our Computhink Code Club.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Learn Python® Programming?
Since the launch of the Smart Nation initiative, our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been calling for children to be exposed to programming from a young age and the most talented and interested ones must be enabled to go far and develop their talent in IT in schools and continue to pursue that at the higher levels and in their careers, whether at a start-up or at a company. While computing has been a subject at the ‘A’ levels, at the secondary level, computing is often provided as enrichment or offered as a CCA. To answer the call for kids to be exposed earlier, MOE recently announced that programming will be offered as a subject at the ‘O’ Level examinations and the programming language students will learn is Python.
What is Python®?
Python® is one of the most frequently used programming language in the world (top 10 programming language in 2016). Python’s syntax is simple, clear and very closely resembles the English Language which makes it very suitable for young programmers to learn. Note: “Python” and the Python logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Python Software Foundation, used by Computhink with permission from the Foundation.
What is Python® used for?
Python® has been around for more than 20 years and has many libraries that gives it a lot of functionalities, such as

  • Web and Internet development (e.g. Dropbox, Survey Monkey, Bitly)
  • Scientific and Numeric programming, data analysis and modeling (e.g. in forecasting earthquakes)
  • Desktop applications (e.g. in 3D animation for films)
  • Networking and System Administration (e.g. OpenStack in cloud computing)
  • …and much much more!
Why Learn Python® Programming with Minecraft?
Certainly, we at Computhink believe that offering programming earlier is a step in the right direction. However, learning to program in a purely academic and examination-driven setting can have an adverse effect on the child’s long-term interest in programming. That is why, we believe learning Python® should be fun, and we have incorporated Python programming with a popular game that we are sure your child knows: Minecraft! Kids will learn the Python programming language, basic concepts of programming and how to think computationally to solve problems. However, rather than writing code and looking at text output (which can be quite boring!), students will write Python® codes and exercise their creativity to build amazing things at a very fast speed in Minecraft.  For example, by using a concept called loops (which makes the computer do something again and again), kids can build big structures like a house with a swimming pool, or a high tower surrounded by a flowing lava moat in just a few seconds (or less) with just a few lines of code! By writing programs in Python®, your child can build amazing things, and learn to re-use the same code again and again to build more things in different Minecraft worlds.
What this course is NOT about…
This class is NOT about letting your child learn and play Minecraft. Some play is involved, but the focus is always on learning to program. ?
Is there any prerequisite for this course?
Although this is a class for beginners, it is preferable your kid has some programming background (e.g. in Scratch or other platforms). In terms of equipment, we will provide a laptop for each kid to work on. However, each kid must have their own Minecraft login and password.