20 May 2018
20 May 2018
29 Aug 2017
Programming and coding are becoming necessary skills for various fields of engineering. Many of today’s engineers spend most of their time in front of a computer: processing, analysing, and extracting data to help them design, test and improve products and tools. With coding and programming knowledge, today’s engineers can work faster and come up with more creative design solutions that otherwise would be out of reach without programming.
Scratch introduces children to programming in a logical way by opening the door to the world of programming. Just as any student can be an engineer, any student can program! Some Examples of types of engineers that use programming are: Chemical engineers use programming to run simulations, analyse results, or do large filesystem tasks that would be tedious by hand. Mechanical and Industrial engineers use unique software to program the robots and machines that help make many of the products that we buy. Electrical engineers use programming to write simulations and collect data for testing designs
In October every Wednesday after school, we will have Scratch Video Sensing for age 7-10 at North Point. Check it out from our website now.
24 Aug 2017
After Summer Robotic Olympic, our next theme is Mars then Ocean. In September Mission to Mars, we will build “Mars Rover” then “Launch into Space” and “Find a Safe Cover”. Throughout this course the students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to explore a distant planet.
Robotics courses is not just about robots. It’s about understanding real-life problems in different aspects. Why it’s a problem and how it impacts. Students will use their imagination to provide the solution and then construct their solution for testing. It is a highly practical course that students really work on real-life.
17 Aug 2017
EFK Robotics courses cover Junior to Apprentice to Master level with over twenty different themes. Students in our last robotics workshop “2020 Robotics Olympics” enjoy the class very much. One of the parent comments “My son is very excited to attend the course everyday. He loves to play with EV3 so much! The course has provided a lot of creative ideas for him.” Another parent says “My son is having fun and enjoyable time in class. He loves all his work being done in class and able to share his bring back with us at home.” Not just parents, students also share their joy in their feedback. One of the girl participant, Bernice reflects in her feeling “I love having a lesson like this. This is the best lesson ever.” Another boy participant, Porus says “Instead of just learning, you are also having fun.” You can also see other people comments in our new website.
After Robotic Olympic, we will launch another popular Robotic course in North Point on every Sunday morning. The course will be about mission to Mars. Students will be coding robots this time to solve problems that human will encounter in extreme terrains on Mars. Tasks performed by robots this time will include exploring areas that humans cannot travel, assisting safe disposal of explosives, analysing data provided by sensors and react to it appropriately and mimic the behaviour of humans or animals.
Innovative minds need constant stimulation. Students will be solving new problems related to the extreme conditions on Mars this time. Different problems set will bring in different fun and challenges to learners. The learning journey will be beyond traditional classroom activities that students experience.
12 August 2017