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Robotics for kids

Post by cnimed » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:34 pm

Hi does anyone know of a place that conducts basic robotics classes for children? Preferrably in the west. Thank you.

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Post by cafelatte » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:20 pm

this thread needs to be moved to correct section ? :?

Science Centre has some good holiday robotics programmes
http://www.science.edu.sg/rlc/programes.htm

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Post by Guest » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:32 pm

I don't know how good they are but they offer it at:

1. Lego stores
2. Smart Science Lab

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Post by Blobbi » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:49 am

Hi deminc, we tried 2 yrs ago at a shop at the science centre. Anyway, the shop has closed. He enjoyed it, built some robots even, but I think it was beyond him because he asked to stop after awhile. He wants to try again, so I'm keeping my eyes on:

1. Science centre. But they have a p1 age limit.
2. Secret chamber. They're at thomson plaza. Friend says it's fun. But there's no continuity, like, there's no clublike venue for the boys to get together to build, which is impt for geeks :).
3. Smart science lab - v teacher dependant. Heard of a gd teacher but I forgot name, gasp).
4. Ion, Epic store in basement 1 runs some classes.
5. School robotics club.

I'm keen on #5 cos it's fuss free, but hv to wait till p3. If I hear of anything in the meanwhile or we need to fill a class, I'll let u know?

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Post by cnimed » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:19 pm

Wow thanks for the useful list! Science center sounds most viable. One more year to go...


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Post by jedamum » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:35 pm

Anyone tried Community Centre's halfday Robotics Holiday workshops?

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Post by bezzlay » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:13 pm

jedamum wrote:Anyone tried Community Centre's halfday Robotics Holiday workshops?
Yes, my DS went for the course yesterday. He formed a team with another boy who is a year older and insisted on building the robot himself. Hence, he told me he was standing around and fixing just a few things. He wasn't proud of the robot at all. I think robots excited all the children and everyone wants to build their own so will be better to go for courses that they can learn to build individually.

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Post by 24hr-mum » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:55 pm

i thnk forum galleria has a plc called ct technology or ct workshop somethg like that. got to google n double chk

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Post by smurfette3 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:01 pm

Blobbi wrote:Hi deminc, we tried 2 yrs ago at a shop at the science centre. Anyway, the shop has closed. He enjoyed it, built some robots even, but I think it was beyond him because he asked to stop after awhile. He wants to try again, so I'm keeping my eyes on:

1. Science centre. But they have a p1 age limit.
2. Secret chamber. They're at thomson plaza. Friend says it's fun. But there's no continuity, like, there's no clublike venue for the boys to get together to build, which is impt for geeks :).
3. Smart science lab - v teacher dependant. Heard of a gd teacher but I forgot name, gasp).
4. Ion, Epic store in basement 1 runs some classes.
5. School robotics club.

I'm keen on #5 cos it's fuss free, but hv to wait till p3. If I hear of anything in the meanwhile or we need to fill a class, I'll let u know?
Thanks Blobbi for the list! For Smart Science Lab, do you know if their regular classes are also very teacher dependent? (hope this is not out of topic :oops: )

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Post by jedamum » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:14 pm

bezzlay wrote:
jedamum wrote:Anyone tried Community Centre's halfday Robotics Holiday workshops?
Yes, my DS went for the course yesterday. He formed a team with another boy who is a year older and insisted on building the robot himself. Hence, he told me he was standing around and fixing just a few things. He wasn't proud of the robot at all. I think robots excited all the children and everyone wants to build their own so will be better to go for courses that they can learn to build individually.
hi bezzlay,
thanks for the feedback.
we will be registering for the course that caters to 6-10yo instead of 8-12yo cos my boy is only 8yo. i think should be group work too so hope he gets good grpmates. the course is not cheap.... :roll:

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