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Makers Workshop with Take-Home Electronics Kit

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Makers Workshop with Take-Home Electronics Kit

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Invent and Program Electronic Gadgets

Students will bring gadgets to life with electrical engineering and hardware code! They will learn how to program electronics using the BBC micro:bit, a microprocessor designed specifically for learning programming through physical computing – computing to control hardware in the physical world. They will discover how engineering and programming work together to make new and exciting inventions a reality.

Students will use the engineering design process (i.e., create, test and improve) to break down a problem and design and build a solution. They’ll leave camp with an understanding of the electrical engineering process along with a micro:bit kit to take home.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: MakeCode Block Programming, micro:bit, moto:bit

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: MakeCode Block Programming, micro:bit, moto:bit

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Programming in Microsoft MakeCode for micro:bit
  • Coding concepts: events, variables, loops, algorithms, conditionals
  • Digital and analog input and output on the micro:bit
  • Connecting external sensors and circuitry to the micro:bit

What Students Create

  • Fortune Teller
  • Grand Prix and Treasure Hunt video games
  • Bluetooth Rock-Paper Scissor Game
  • Music Box
  • Electronic Musical Instrument
  • Maze-running and Line-following Robots

More About This Course

Our Robotics + Engineering courses equip students with critical thinking, technical, and creative skills necessary to build innovative electrical and mechanical gadgets or competitive robots! In this course, you’ll learn how to seamlessly combine the engineering design process with Arduino’s C-based programming to invent your very own electrical device to take home.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Makers Workshop with Micro:bit: Take-Home Sparkfun Electronics Kit even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this an electrical engineering course?

Yes! Primarily it deals with electrical engineering, although it also involves a bit of mechanical engineering and a good amount of software engineering (programming).

Camp Overview + Schedule

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08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Completion

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

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Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

Extended Stay

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

“I loved programming the Arduino and running the code with LEDs”

Marina Q.

Adventures in Electronics with Arduino

Why Digital Media Academy?

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Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

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