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Goldhill Shopping Centre (Novena MRT)

Building Smart Assistive Devices

For ages 11 & up

Slot 1:

Thu, 16 Mar

10am - 5pm

Slot 2:

Fri, 17 Mar

10am - 5pm

Slot 3:

Wed, 22 Mar

10am - 5pm

Slot 4:

Wed, 29 Mar

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

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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.

Feel empowered


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.

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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!

They use real world scenarios to encourage the children and youths to empathise and problem-solve.

It's not just STEAM skills, but necessary ones that include socio-emotional learning and design-thinking. My 11yo recently experienced being blind, and learnt how an actual cane is used to help the visually impaired before prototyping a device using Arduino!


Ee Jia Tan (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)

Building Smart Assistive Devices

Already an Arduino wiz? Take the next step to becoming a confident tinkerer!

Join our weekly Prototyping Smart Devices program to build up your skills and confidence in bringing your very own ideas to life!

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