Back to Basics: From Zeroes to Python Heroes, [Ages 10-13], 3 Jul - 21 Aug (Tue 4:30PM) @ Bukit Timah
Take your first steps to becoming a pro by building a solid foundation of hardware & software with Pi-top & Python!
How well do you really know a computer? From understanding your computer inside out, learning about binary (the language computers speak) to touch typing in the most efficient way ever – It’s time to go back to basics!
KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
For kids ages 10-13
Assemble your own laptop
Understand fundamental computer concepts such as binary
Learn to touch type
Combine Python programming with hardware
No experience necessary
Pi-top sold separately
“My children, ages 10 and 7, found the class creative and interesting, and I was impressed by the games they managed to create. Most importantly, they're now excited by the world of programming. Highly recommended!” - Maya, Parent
What makes a CPU tick?
We get to the bottom of all the big questions by assembling your own laptop to discover what goes inside a computer and how the different parts work.
Customise, Hack, Invent!
Pi-top isn’t your average laptop. Slide open the keyboard and it reveals a workspace for you to customise and hack it with other electronic components.
Once you’ve assembled your laptop, invent all sorts of interactive gadgets with LEDs, buzzers and sensors.
Type like a pro..grammer
Programmer or not, it sure looks like we spend alot of time in front of computers, so why not get great at it?
Learn to touch type efficiently with all your fingers (including your pinkies!) and one day you’ll be able to type endless lines of code without even looking at the keyboard.
That’s the *proper* way & how the pros do it! Now you’re one step closer to being one too.
From Binary to Python
Did you know everything you see on your screen is just a combination of 1s and 0s? That’s because computers run on binary!
Learn all about how binary code is processed and try encoding with this old but gold system.
Once you’ve understood binary, it’s time to move on to some text based programming. Code a Simon Says game with Python and programme LEDs to to light up accordingly or programme the buzzer to go off when the wrong keys are pressed!
Dive deep into the origins of hardware with software programming. Your pathway to becoming a Python pro starts here.
OH! THE STUFF YOU'LL LEARN!
Learn about computer parts & what they do
Binary: how computers run on 1s and 0s
Learn the Python syntax & programming concepts
Code a Simon Says game with Python
Prototyping with Breadboard & Pi-top
Modified 'Simon Says': combine hardware with software
Share & present!
LIFE SKILLS LEARNT
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime. Let's get kids to learn how to learn.
Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make meaningful impact.
Parents love us
"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, Parent
"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it’s fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son." - Rachel, Parent
Got more questions on this course of awesomeness?
Read our FAQ section below!
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
Back to Basics: Zeroes to Python Heroes is designed with the assumption that students have no prior background or experience in programming. All students new to programming are more than welcomed.
2. My child is younger than 7. Can he/she join?
Become a Rock Star Code DJ is recommended for kids who are 7 and above. If your child is still in preschool, we recommend Curious Cubs or Tiny Techies which can be found on our schedule page.
3. I've enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?
We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.
4. Can I bring home the Pi-top?
The Pi-top can be bought separately.
This camp will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the camp is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the camp will go ahead.
We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this camp, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.
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