School Incursions

In 2015 Kid Technic is offering two different one-day incursions for your class.

These incursions are aimed at Year 5 and Year 6 Students. (Incursions can be adapted for Year 7 students if required).

Bookings are already open so please contact us if you would like to reseve a date.

We visit your school with everything required to run an amazingly fun in-school robotics day.

We will be running these incursions on THURSDAY and FRIDAY during school terms. Coures run the full school day with normal breaks as per school timetable.

The cost is $77 (GST inc) per child. Bookings must be for a minimum of 18 students, maximum of 24 students.

In Robotics 101 Incursions, the students will be introduced to programming and building robots, gears, pulleys, levers, etc. This is the day they learn the essentials. The students will be broken into teams of 3 or 4. Small and fun challenges will be set for each team so they can experiment and learn in a very hands on way. At the conclusion of the day all students should understand:

  • The general mechanics of their robot
  • How to build a program for their robot
  • How to upload their program to the robot
  • How to run the program on their robot
  • How to troubleshoot issues and determine whether they are best resolved with engineering response or coding.

In Robotics 102 Incursions, the students will add a variety of sensors to their robots. They will be instructed on how the sensors work and how to program to use input from the sensors. Once sensors are operational the robots become autonomous and will therefore be required to overcome all sorts of obstacles. It's a lot of fun! At the conclusion of the day all students should understand:

  • How and where to attach sensors to their robot
  • Understand a variety of different sensors
  • How to use the input from sensors when they program a robot
  • The advantages of using sensors when programming a robot to complete challenges
  • How to troubleshoot issues and determine whether they are best resolved with engineering response or coding.
  • What good fun robotics is!