Invent the Future with LEGO: Code Meets Design Thinking
Combine software, hardware and the power of design thinking to invent the future! Tinkering with LEGO and Scratch, create your very own product prototypes as you explore how tech might be deployed to make a positive impact and tackle some of the world’s most exciting challenges.
KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
The future is a blank slate, and with the superpowers of code and design thinking, it’s yours to invent!
Introducing kids to the design thinking framework, kids will apply the process to reimagine the future and brainstorm solutions to some of the world’s big problems, simultaneously building their creative confidence as they use LEGO and Scratch to prototype solutions.
First, kids will explore the future of design and build wearable technology prototypes using LEGO.
Animated Fashion Backdrop
Next, kids’ll take a closer look at how the nature of work and industry are changing. From baking to selling bubble tea, pretty much no industry will remain untouched by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Bubble tea simulation
After learning about how tech might augment operations in different industries, combine code and LEGO to create your own prototype and invent a tech-enabled solution that’ll enable your favourite local business to do what they do better.
Automatic Recycling Truck
How will life at home change in the future? Having spent months sheltering in place because of the pandemic, we bet you’ve got lots of ideas up your sleeve!
Digital Lock for your house gate
Brainstorm and explore aspects of home life that can be improved with tech to make domestic living more accessible and efficient for people of all physical abilities. Programme inventions like a ‘smart’ gate that detect movement and respond automatically.
“Smart” gate for the house
Image Credits: IctProfi
As the way we live, work, and play changes, so does our impact on the environment. How might tech help us reverse global warming, and how might we save humanity?!
Tesla founder Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk has suggested moving to Mars… with LEGO we playfully imagine what that might look like, synthesising hardware and software in the process.
On the last day of class, showcase * your * inventions at the Inventor’s Fair!
Now that coding is your superpower – what will you use it for? Go forth and boldly invent the future, and be sure to make it better not just for yourself but for others.
Apply design thinking process to better understand and brainstorm solutions to the world’s big problems
Combine hardware and software (LEGO and Scratch) to prototype products that make life better, ranging from wearable technology to smart homes, and more!
Articulate your thoughts and ideas and present your projects
Build collaboration and communication skills with newfound friends!
Develop an understanding of how different mechanisms in hardware work together
1. My child is younger than 7, can he join this course?
It is recommended that your child try their hand at one of our courses that is aimed at the 5 to 6 age group first.
2. Who is this course suitable for?
This course is recommended for kids ages 11-14, with and/or without programming experience.
3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need for class?
We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.
Have more questions? Visit our FAQs page here!
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Tickets for Invent the Future with LEGO, [Ages 11-14] @ Orchard can be booked here.
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