Week 2 & 3 are dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT). In groups, participants are given various robotic challenges in a hands-on, interactive Arduino & Particle lesson. They are introduced to HTML/CSS and the concepts of personal branding by building websites from scratch in Thimble by Mozilla. In the first three weeks, they learn design thinking (how to understand a problem, observe and create a point of view). They have the chance to explore a lot of different subjects so they can learn where their strengths are and additional challenges are available to advanced students so that everyone can move at their own pace.
Week 5 & 6 are all about planning their own individual future cities projects, including creating paper/ cardboard prototypes, researching all electronic parts required, deciding individual roles and creating a business name. They pitch their ideas to the rest of the class who provide constructive feedback and help them narrow down their best project ideas. In their final groups, they research all electronic parts required for building the final prototype, and create an organized team they will turn into a business, complete with a website and sales pitch.