Tech Jam 2016 – Hour of Code

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Its time to Jam with technology. Featuring Hour of Code to introduce children as young as four to coding, as well as in depth workshops for students and adults, Tech Jam 2016 has something for everyone from 4 to 100 and is a great opportunity to learn about Coding and technology.

Registratons are now open! . All activities are free (Admission to Science Centre applies for non-members)

Due to overwhelming demand for the workshops, we have added two new workshops today, open for registration here < https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-jam-2016-workshops-tickets-30019616481 >

  1. Talking to Quirky Robots made with straw (7th December, 12.45pm to 1.45pm)- 8 and up
  2. Blind Man’s Maze with makey makey (9th December, 10.30am to 12.30pm) -8 and up

Drop In activities. Timed Workshops (Registration required)

5th December AM Hour of Code
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Learn to Solder
5th December PM Introduction to 3D Design
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Tinker with paper Circuits
2.30pm – 5.30pm Intro to Python programming by Intel
6th December AM Hour of Code
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Learn to Solder
10.30am to 11.30am: Coding with Minecraft by Microsoft Singapore
6th December PM Introduction to 3D Design
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Tinker with paper Circuits
7th December AM Hour of Code
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Learn to Solder10-11am: How to train a Ninja
11.30am to 12.30pm: Programming with Kodu by Microsoft Singapore

12.45pm to 1.45pm: Talking to Quirky robots made of straw

7th December PM Introduction to 3D Design
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Tinker with paper Circuits
2.30pm to 5.00pm: Introduction to Microcontrollers with Genuino 101 by Intel
8th December AM Hour of Code
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Learn to Solder10 to 11am: How to train a Ninja

12 to 1pm: Talking to Quirky Robots made of straw

8th December PM Introduction to 3D Design
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Tinker with paper Circuits
2.30pm to 4.30pm: Coding with micro-computer
9th December AM Hour of Code
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Learn to Solder
9th December PM Introduction to 3D Design
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Tinker with paper Circuits
2.30pm to 3.30pm Create your own App with Touch Develop by Microsoft Singapore10 to 11am: How to train a Ninja

12 to 1pm: Talking to Quirky Robots made of straw

10th December AM Hour of Code
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Learn to Solder
10.00am to 4pm: Data Camp
10th December PM Hour of Code
Unplugged Computational Thinking
Tinker with paper Circuits
10.-00am to 4pm: Data Camp

Drop In activities (Tech Jam attendee tickets) are suitable for all ages – 4 and up. Opening hours, 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm. Parents are recommended to join kids, especially those under 6

Kodu workshop: 4 and up. Parental accompaniment recommended

Touch Develop: 9 and up

How to train a Ninja: 6 and up. Parental accompaniment recommended

Building a Quirky robot with straw: 8 and up. Parental accompaniment recommended but not necessary

Data Camp: 15 and up

Coding with microcomputer: 8 and up.

Drop in Activities:

Hour of code: Learn the basics of coding through coding with your favorite characters from Minecraft, Starwars, Frozen and more!

Unplugged Computational thinking: You dont need a computer to learn Computing. With activities like Pixel to Pictures and Cryptography, try these challenging puzzles and get a better understanding of how computers work.

Tinker with paper circuits: The first introduction to electronics for most, this quintessential activity allows you to explore with LEDs, copper tape and batteries to create your first circuit

Learn to solder: An essential skill for an electronics engineer, solder your own printed circuit board and take it home.

Intro to 3D design: Get a headstart on 3D design with tinkercad, then take your design to the SUTD mobile fablab to 3D print. (Small designs only, subject to 3D printer availability)

Workshops: 

Intro to Python programming: Fun coding with Python and Genuino 101,  powered by Intel® Curie™ (for Beginners Makers), 5th December, 2.30am to 5pm

Join this workshop to learn basic Python programming and try Python program to interact with Genuino 101 Board, powered Intel® Curie™

This workshop aims to plant the seed of programming in the minds of those people with no programming background.  Starting with the most fundamental programming concepts , the workshop will introduce basic Python programming concepts such as variables, loops & control structures, functions, import etc  and get you started writing simple python program to interact with Genuino 101 board.

Intro to Genuino Programming: Start Making with Genuino 101, powered by Intel® Curie™. 7th December 2.30pm to 5pm

Want to be the best and catch them all? Join the Maker movement to discover how you can create a new breed of toys and build something amazing.

Join this hands-on workshop that uses Intel’s latest Genuino 101 board to learn how to program your own toy from a famous cartoon and game.  You will learn about sensors, LED and sound to create special effects, and to discover more powerful features of Intel’s latest Genuino 101 !

Minecraft Programming( 6th December, 10.30am to 11.30am)

Minecraft is a visual gaming platform that enables students to have an immersive environment to create and imagine through simple coding activities.  Within the hour, attendees are going to learn the basics of computer science and computational thinking using code through a simulated piece of a Minecraft world.

Kodu Game Programming (7th December, 11.30am to 12.30pm)

Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language.  Within the hour, attendees will be exposed to Kodu which will be the platform to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills, while training their computational thinking concepts.

App development with Touch develop (9th December, 2.30pm to 3.30pm)

Touch Develop is a friendly mobile app creation environment. With Touch Develop attendees will be able to create apps on your mobile phone, tablet, and PC, and share the apps with their friends through the cloud.  Attendees will also learn the basics of computing and computational thinking through the session.

Coding with Micro-computer (Description coming soon)

Data Camp (10th December, 10am to 4pm)

What is data science and what do data scientists do?  In this 1 day workshop, learn more about how data is collected, processed and visualised.  Using a variety of readily available tools, you’ll be getting your hands dirty digging into public data sources to see what insights you can extract out of them.

Recommended for ages 15 and above.  No programming experience required.

Schedule

10 am – 12 noon: Introduction to data science and statistics

12 noon – 2 pm: Break (lunch is not provided for participants)

2 pm – 4 pm: Delving into open datasets

How to train a Ninja: Introduction to programming by playing a card game (7th, 8th and 9th December, 10-11 am )

Unplugged activity for younger kids to get familiar with algorithms and the importance of instructions and what is computer language by playing a card game.(For 5-7 year olds)

Talking to Quirky Robots made out of straw (7th December 12.45pm to 1.45pm, 8th and 9th December, 12-1pm )

Make a Quirky robot out of straw and make it move! For 8-10 year olds