AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

In fall 2019 we are focusing on developing new courses, therefore the number of events open for kids will be limited. We hope that at the start of next year we will be able to announce some brand new programs for kids. We are not doing after school programs this fall but we will continue with the Maker Club for kids who have attended our programs and have a good grasp of basic maker technologies. We'll also organise a 3-day camp in the fall with a new theme and new challenges.

CITY OF THE FUTURE

The City of the Future is a place where kids would like to live in 30 years. It is a scaled down model (some of the projects might actually be 1:1 scale) of a smart city they shape according to their ideas and imagination. 

This afterschool program is also a social experiment since it highlights current social issues like immigration, sustainability and clean energy. Participants use mixed technologies to create different artifacts (houses, cities, furniture, etc.) which they can imagine to be part of their future. 

Keywords:

Urban planning

Urban development
Socilology
Multiculture
Robotics
Futurology
Electronics
Micro-controllers

The workshop gives the opportunity to children who already speak English to practice their language skills in an active environment. 

The program is supported by CraftUnique Kft., the manufacturer of CraftBot 3D printers.

GREEN ENGINEERS

These workshops deal with sustainable, green developments and experiments. The participants explore wind, water, solar, bio and even fossil fuel energy solutions, build micro power plants complete with controls and energy output monitoring systems. They have to find solutions for humanity to survive on Mars and they can use 3D printers, the laser cutter and microcontrollers to achieve that goal. While they work on their projects, they gain a basic proficiency of these digital devices. There are no definitive answers in this course, we are only raising questions and looking for alternative solutions.

The workshop gives the opportunity to children who already speak English to practice their language skills in an active environment. 

Keywords:

Small groups

Complex creations

Sustainability

Research

Programming

Energy efficient power plants

DIGITAL STORYTELLING - SUPERHEROES

At the center of the workshops are the superheroes created by the kids. Developing their own characters helps kids express themselves in blog posts and inspirational videos. We create and tell stories by programming microcontrollers, sewing comics, printing characters, all participants form their own stories. By the end of the week, kids who are more interested in humanities subjects will have a new appreciation for STEAM studies and kids who are more STEAM centered will be more open to humanities. 

The workshop gives the opportunity to children who already speak English to practice their language skills in an active environment. 

Keywords:

Boardgame design

Programming with Arduino

Photo and movie making

Individual problem solving

MINECAFT MINI ENGINEERS 

Minecraft is a building game which makes it an excellent tool for teaching the basics of architecture and other closely related subjects. Minecraft lets kids build their own realities. They create a world they inhabit and we provide them with constant challenges they can overcome by changing the dynamics of the game. Kids are made to adapt, learn and redesign all the time. Solving these tasks requires good communication. If they don’t coordinate tasks well, they will fail, therefore real teamwork is a must. 

Keywords: Architecture, Challenge, Cooperation, Design, Urbanism, Teamwork, Communication