It has been a while since I shared my thoughts here and lot of things have happened meanwhile. Lets start with the highlights:
- We concluded our 2nd batch of "Rule the Robotz" workshop and we are thankful for the responses of the parents. In my opinion it was a great success. I wouldn't be wrong if I spoke on behalf of the parents.
- We followed up with our RoboCompete Competition and just sent out the last of the Prize shipments. The winners are:
Charan (11-14 yr) & Arjun (8-10 yr) - First Prize
Advik, Aarit (11-14 yr) & Ishaan (8-10 yr) - Second Prize
Pranav (11-14yr) - 3rd Prize
Once again the point was not to test the skill or knowledge but to show the kids a taste of the competition dynamics
Our promise to keep the learning flow brings us to our new announcements - we are launching a new workshop called "Coding for Competitions" where we will focus on teaching kids the most important concepts that would help them when they start preparing for Robotics competitions, be it Lego's FLL or WRO or any other. Check out more details on our registration page: https://www.mintgenie.de/event-info/b1-coding-for-competitions
We are not going to let anyone behind. If you missed joining our course the last time around, then we are going to be starting the next batch of "Rule the Robotz" - which is a beginner programming course and it will be the 3rd session so we will also be fine-tuning it with all the learnings from previous batches.
Stepping back I look at the opportunities to inspire kids and I am at awe, the list is endless but here are a few that I have loved and want to share.
- Microbit, Adafruit Playground, Arcade
M5 Stack UI FLow (https://flow.m5stack.com/)
Blockly Games (https://blockly.games/)
Lego Mindstorm (https://www.lego.com/themes/mindstorms)
Fischer Technik (https://www.fischertechnik.de/)
Snap circuits (https://shop.elenco.com/consumers/brands/snap-circuits.html)
Maker spaces - Fablab (https://fablab-karlsruhe.de/)
Lego, WRO and other various Robotics competitions
Hobby clubs for CAD modelling, 3D-Printing, Laser Cutting...
Plain-old R&D (Remove & Dissect !!!) with Toys, Gadgets, Printers, Robotic Vacuum cleaners…
Workshops - Checkout www.mintgenie.de
Below are few of the platforms I have used very often and are the best in my opinion - though it would need careful analysis of the problem one is trying to solve.
Share your thoughts, write to us. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Let us know what you are looking for and how we can help inspire our next generation for a better tomorrow.