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RoboThinker Lego Mindstorm for Kids
The RoboThinker Build & Program For Kids class is a junior beginner program for kids to learn about building and programming robots and games in a fun-filled class.
Suitable for students age 6 and above, your child will learn techniques to think like a programmer and apply Computational Thinking and logical skills to create any robot or game that they can imagine of.
At Computhink, we teach programming by using visual blocks with drag and drop functions and minimal typing is required. Our tried and tested approach makes it easy and fun for your child to create anything as quickly as they can imagine it while picking up programming skills.
Students will learn to build, program and integrate sensors (Ultrasonic/ Touch/ Gyro/ Color) to their NXT/EV3 robots in our Mindstorms Advance Robotic classes.
The RoboThinker Class is an introductory program where your child will:
- How to build Robots with LEGO Mindstorm NXT and EV3;
- Learn how robots work using different sensors and motors;
- Write Computer Programs for the Robots to solve challenges;
The LEGO® Mindstorms experience
LEGO® Mindstorms makes building, programming and commanding your own LEGO® robots smarter, faster, and more fun than ever. Follow the simple steps, you’ll be in control of robots that drive, shoot, slither, walk, slam, and spin.
1. Build your robot
It is everything you need in one box: bricks, motors, and sensors to build any of Mindstorms robots. Just make your pick.
2. Bring your robot to life
Use the Mindstorms NXT or EV3 Programmer App to bring your robot to life with your laptop. Write a program, press play, and watch your robot carry out the action.
3. Command and play
Use the remote control to steer your robots and challenge your friends to fun robot games.
4. Share your creation
Share your creations with other robot builders, and get inspired to create even more fun robots.
5. Rebuild for more adventures
Rebuild your robot and have fun with new actions and new missions.
24 classes in total for NXT and EV3
1.5 hours per class
Max. 6 students per class
Min. 4 students to start class
Age 6 and above
None required. These classes are meant for beginners.
Laptops and robotics kit will be used and provided for each kid. If you would like to bring your own laptop (Windows 7 and above only), do let us know in advance!
Computhink Programming School
203, Hougang St 21
Wednesday / Thursday
5.00pm – 6.30pm
5.00PM to 6.30PM
5.00PM to 6.30PM
*Updated 2018 Mar-1*
for 8 classes
1.5 hours per class
Use discount code promo15 when you register and enjoy $15 off!
Move on to our Weekly ScratchThinker or RoboThinker Classes and advance your real-world programming skills!
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
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Scratch Programming?
As kids create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, which are all essential 21st century skills they must inculcate. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. See http://scratch.mit.edu.
What is Scratch good for?
Besides the ease of learning a programming language, Scratch is also an active online community of kids all around the world learning and creating programs. Projects created are shared publicly, and aspiring coders can browse other student’s projects, view the code behind and even modify other student’s code.
How does attending the Beginner Scratch class help in laying the foundation for my kid’s future?
Developments in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Connectivity, Big Data, and the Internet of Things, have raised the collective capabilities of these technologies and combined them into networked services that would soon render a number our current skill-sets obsolete. It used to be thought that computers and machines will only be able to replace jobs which are repetitive in nature, however, it is estimated that 40-60% of jobs will soon be replaceable by computers.
The ability to understand and write computer programmess will empower your kid with the skills to navigate, understand and perhaps create this computational future. In whichever profession that your kid may enter in the future, it is certain that programming and logical thinking skills would be a key part of it.
How does the Beginner Scratch class differ from the Scratch Coder class?
The Beginner Scratch class is the basic introductory class for students who did not have prior experience in programming. This is why we teach kids using Scratch, developed by MIT, which comprises visual blocks which kids can simply drag and drop, with minimal typing. In this way, kids can quickly create fun games and animations, while at the same time, learn basic computer programming concepts.
The Scratch Coder class is developed for kids who have attended the Beginner Scratch classes or are rather new to programming. The Scratch Coder class provides intermediate level instruction for kids to further their interest in programming and comprises many more activities and projects of progressive challenges so that kids can master the programming concepts through varied practice. The Scratch Coder class is only available weekly.
The Scratch Coder class is part of the Computhink Code Club which aims to expose your kids to various programming languages and provide regular weekly guided practice so that kids can continue to hone their programming skills.
What is the Computhink Code Club?
The Computhink Code Club pass will allow your kid to:
- Choose 4 classes of 1.5 hours each (Each pass gives a minimum of 4 classes to be utilised within a 3-month period);
- Select the preferred days according to the pass (Our classes are offered Mondays to Sundays to accommodate your busy schedules);
- Easily reschedule any missed classes (Can’t attend the previously scheduled class? No problem. Let us know to reschedule the class for your child within that week); and