JustCo at The CentrePoint (Somerset MRT)
Building Smart Assistive Devices
For ages 11 & up
Tue, 20 Dec
10am - 5pm
Sat, 7 Jan
10am - 5pm
Start building real-world Smart Devices
Empathise first-hand with people with special needs, come up with your own ideas to improve their lives and see them come to life.
All in a sustainable way, using upcycled materials.
Plus, get a free Arduino Kit worth $50
Cultivate Empathy, Creativity and Curiosity
This workshop is a chance for your child to cultivate empathy for people with special needs and cultivate the patience and perseverance needed to build something new.
Kids often have a lot of creative ideas but are unsure what to do with them. Tools like Arduino can enable them to actually turn those ideas into a real working device, in a low-cost and sustainable way.
What you'll learn in this 6-hour workshop
In this highly interactive workshop, learn the basics of electronics and coding and bring your own ideas to life to solve a real-world problem.
Introduction to Arduino
Intro to the world of open-source hardware and robotics
Learn the fundamentals of hardware electrical circuits and how to wire and program basic electronics and sensors.
Basic coding concepts and how to troubleshoot and debug your code
Prototype a simple Arduino-based home automation system
Prototype your own Smart Assistive Device
Understand the challenges faced by the blind, through hands-on activities and discussions
Brainstorm and come up with your own solutions and conceptualise your device
Prototype! Apply what you learned to build your own Smart Assistive Device, using upcycled materials
Test and improve on your prototype
Debrief and reflect on your learnings!
Take home and continue testing and improving on your prototype!
The challenges Whyte Labs set gave my son a great sense of achievement when he completed them.
My son really enjoyed the Intro to Arduino workshop! He couldn't stop talking about it on our way home after the workshop and was proud to show his grandpa what he achieved. Now that his exams are over, he is reminding me to sign him up for the Bootcamp!
Wei Hong (Parent)
This class is a cut above others. Excellent teachers with impeccable credentials.
It has been a wonderful experience not only for my boy but also for myself. The lesson was easy to follow and Aditya and Jeremy brought so much depth and hands-on experience to the class. They were incredibly patient with the little ones and made the experience very enriching and enjoyable.
Kelly Tang (Parent)