Maker - Basic programme explores the maker aspect of coding, allowing participants to learn how to do computer programming and at the same time dive into the world of gadgets and electronics.
Participants will learn how to write computer codes using code blocks and transfer them to a BBC Micro:Bit (micro controller). They will solving problems involve decision making process via coding. They will learn to do debug and correct code for Micro:Bit to work with intended functionality.
Utilizing various sensors, input/output and peripherals, they will build fun and engaging devices that are personally customized:
Fire alarm system
Scissors paper stone
The final stage of the program involves the participants starting off their own personal project, free to explore the world of maker using the abundance of accessory kits provided.
Understand basic principle of coding.
Create useful devices
Explore sciences and physics
Achieve Maker Jr Level 4 Competency.
(curriculum guided by IMDA ICT Learning Roadmap)
Experiment with any maker’s kit.
Build a simple set-up which does at least 1 simple task when activated.
Enhance a set-up that you built to use at least 1 type of input/sensor.
Enhance a set-up that you built to use at least 2 different types of output devices.
Demonstrate how your set-up processes the information from the additional inputs/sensors and responds through the output devices.
Build a set-up which can accomplish at least one moderate task.
Program the logic for the set-up that you built to perform a fixed sequence of actions which accomplishes that task.
Ensure that the accomplished task involves decision-making based on information from the sensors.
Build a set-up which can accomplish at least 3 different complex tasks.
Program the logic for the set-up that you built to accomplish these different tasks depending on external inputs or selections.
Ensure that the accomplished tasks should involve analysis on the sensory information.
Q1: What is a Micro:Bit?
Micro:Bit is a micro-controller designed and make by BBC and Microsoft. Children can code algorithms into the Micro:Bit and use its sensors to make useful devices.
Q2: What is ICT Learning Roadmap from IMDA?
An ICT Learning Roadmap has been developed as a guide in structuring progressive ICT training in various domains. It guides interested students who aspire towards various areas of learning.
Q3: Do I have to buy equipment to attend the lessons?
Absolutely not. All maker kits is provided by Roboto Academy. The Micro:Bit kit set and end product built are meant for your children to keep and further practises at home.