After School & Weekend Programs Winter 2017
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Maker Intro Workshops

Curious about our kids programs? Not sure if they’re right for your kid?

 

This is an introductory workshop that is perfect for beginners and those interested in our programs to come and try out STEAMLabs & meet mentors.

 

Kids will design a capture device with motors, wood and other supplies and attach them to remote controlled robot bodies. Make a claw, a net, a scoop or whatever is best for your target prey!

 

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WHAT

One-off Workshop

DATES

Sundays 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Sunday, Jan 15th – Sunday, March 5th, 2017

COST

$10 / 2 hour workshop

AGE GROUPS

6-9 & 10-13

Imagineering

Imagineering is a class that introduces kids to the fundamental skills of making and programming. Students will take part in activities that teach 21st century skills through games, storytelling and making.

 

Introduction to logical & collaborative thinking

Introduction to programming

Using Algorithms

Generating ideas & design

 

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WHAT

7 week program

DATES

Sundays 10am-12noon

Sunday, 15th January – Sunday, 5th March

COST

$210 / 7 weeks

AGE GROUPS

6-9

Inventioneering

Do you often dream up ideas and inventions – but rarely ever get the chance to bring them to life?

 

Using a combination of high tech tools (3D printing, laser cutting, electronics), wood working and craft, we provide the mentorship and structure to help you turn your sketched ideas into working prototypes – led by your own interests, imagination and ingenuity.

  • 3D Design and Printing
  • Arduino programming
  • Electronics
  • Mechanisms
  • Woodworking

 

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WHAT

7 week program

DATES

Sundays 1pm-4pm

Sunday 15th January – Sunday 5th March

COST

$345 / 7 week program

AGE GROUPS

9-13

Video Game Programming using Scratch

In our video game programming class, kids will use Scratch software to create their own playable games. This software, developed by MIT, encourages creative and logical thinking and teaches real programming concepts.

  • Programming using a block interface
  • Game mechanics
  • Characters and story development
  • Designing visual elements (sprites)

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WHAT

7 week program

DATES

Wednesdays 6pm-8pm

11th January – 8th March

 

COST

$210 / 7 week program

AGE GROUPS

8 – 12 years old

Coding Video Games in 3D using Unity

In this 8 week program, kids will design and program their very own 3D games using Unity. This professional development platform is used for games and apps such as Pokemon Go and many others. Previous participants have made games such as 3D first-person Pac Man & Capture the Flag.

Skills covered will include:

  • Game design
  • Unity development
  • Javascript
  • 3D modelling game assets

 

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WHAT

8 week program

DATES

Mondays  4:30pm-6:30pm

9th January – 6th March

COST

$260 / 8 week program

AGE GROUPS

12-17 years old

Coding & Comics

Over the course of 7 weeks, kids will have the opportunity to storyboard their very own narrative on paper and then use a computer to make it come to life. Participants will use Pixlr, a beginner-friendly paint tool for making creative 2D assets, and Mozilla Thimble to code in HTML & CSS.

By the end of the program, each kid will have an original online comic strip that they can share with their family and friends.

 

Participants will learn how to:

  • Write compelling stories
  • Plan and design story boards
  • Draw 2D characters and scenes using Pixlr
  • Code in HTML & CSS using Mozilla Thimble

 

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WHAT

7 week program

DATES

Saturdays 3:30pm-5:30pm

14th January – 4th March

COST

$210 / 7 week program

AGE GROUPS

10-14 years old

Minecraft Pro

Minecraft Pro For Kids uses your child’s already established enthusiasm to extend their creative, collaborative, and problem solving skills. Participants will work alongside mentors to design worlds, build projects and undertake missions.

  • Installing Mods
  • Server Setup
  • Redstone
  • Computercraft – programmable computers within Minecraft
  • WorldEdit – commands to create complex structures
  • Citizens – add NPCs and program them to talk and interact with players
  • Online behaviour

 

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WHAT

Drop in class

DATES

Wednesdays 4-6pm

11th January – 8th March

 

Saturdays 10am-12noon

14th January – 4th March

COST

Drop in rate – $30 (sign up online to guarantee your spot)

 

10 Class Pass – $250 (expires after one year)

AGE GROUPS

7 years old and up