Advanced Robotics for Kids
Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Advanced Robotics 

Kids Program

Do you like building things and understanding how they work? Have you ever wanted to make your own robot?

In our Robotics programs, kids will design, plan, program, and build an electronic invention while using an Arduino and learning how to code. They are used by industry professionals and were used to prototype the Square Reader!

If your child is eager to take the next step with robotic systems at home and at MakerKids, join Advanced Robotics!

Now for ages 8 to 15!

Advanced Robotics starts April 29!

Program Details

Program Info

Ages 8-15
Starts January 28, 2017
10 weeks
Saturdays 10a-12pm
Must have taken 3 MakerKids Robotics classes before or must be 12-15 years old.

Hardware + Software

Arduino
Ardublock/C Code
Breadboards
LEDs, sensors, buzzers and more

What will kids learn?

Emphasis is placed on teaching and encouraging kids to learn, research and problem solve under their own initiative. Technical and soft skills will be integrated into the program.

What do kids make?

Kids will bring their invention to life. Projects include light shows, rovers and sound machines. Learn something awesome and make new friends!

MakerKids Experience and Skillset

Empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.

Project-Based Learning

Advanced Robotics is designed for kids who already have experience coding and wiring Arduinos (microcontrollers). In this class, students will develop their own self-directed projects. Building off of core programming and electrical concepts established in our primary Robotics classes, students will create their own robotics projects, while learning new components and more complex programming. Emphasis is placed on teaching and encouraging kids to learn, research and problem solve under their own initiative with the assistance of MakerKids’ knowledgebase, mentors and other peers. Through collaboration, key 21st century skills and universally applicable soft skills will be integrated for successful learning and skills they can bring outside of class.

Along with our huge variety of electronic gadgets for kids to work with, kids will use industry-level Arduinos as our hardware and Ardublock for coding. Students may also choose to code in text based C to take advantage of libraries that support advanced components. Feel free to purchase additional supplies separately to continue their work at home.

If your child is eager to take the next step with robotic systems at home and at Makerkids, join Advanced Robotics!

21st Century Skills

Students are in charge of their own project, solve problems as well as create their own designs and beta test them. Combining on- and off-screen work, Advanced Robotics will advance skills in communication, leadership, design and critical thinking.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto
Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

The MakerKids Difference

Great Instructors

Our instructors are highly trained and come from various backgrounds, including engineering, theatre, music and design. They have worked at City of Toronto, P&G and YMCA. CEO, Jennifer Turliuk, attended the Graduate Studies Program at NASA’s Singularity University and business school at Queen’s University.

Leading Edge Technology

We use leading edge technology used by industry professionals. We use Arduinos, which was used to prototype the Square Reader, in our robotics programs. Kids will work with real coding languages, wires, LEDs and more to create their robotic inventions.

Space to Experiment

Our makerspace is a safe space for kids to experiment. Our instructors are first aid trained, police checked, go through rigorous training and assist lead instructors before teaching. Our mentors are trained to work with different learning abilities and behavioural issues. Kids work in groups, design on and offscreen and have time for games/park.

My boys flourish here and look forward to it every week. They show social skills improvement and more confidence since coming to MakerKids and finding their “tribe.” Happy children make me a happy and grateful mom. Thanks MakerKids for creating programs for my quirky, “outside the box thinking” boys.

Tammy

Parent

I love that the kids take the lead on their projects and learn how to achieve their goals Absolutely the kind of things my kids are interested in exploring in a guided setting!

Parent

This MakerKids Graduate learned key sound, robotics and design concepts and now runs his own business fixing stereo equipment in his neighbourhood!

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Sample Class

4:00-4:10
Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers
4:10-4:50 Robotics Planning
Instructors will guide students through key robotics functions. Kids will set goals and plan their projects.
4:50-5:00 Break
Kids can have their snacks, play games and explore our Inspiration Station
5:00-5:40 Let’s get Making!
Kids will experiment and create their own project and invention
5:40-5:45 Clean-up
5:45-5:55 Show and tell
See the work the kids have created!

Tuition Includes

(Starts at $16.25/hour)

  • Laptops to use
  • Experienced instructors
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Kids may take home their digital projects
  • Badge of completion

Students will be given a materials list for supplies to bring to class.

Register for Advanced Robotics!

Saturdays 10am-12pm

April 29 – June 24, 2017
8 week program

Must have taken 3 Robotics classes before or be 12-15

There will be no weekly classes on:

Saturday-Monday, May 20-22 (Victoria Day)

Save $25 when you sign up now! Early bird pricing for Advanced Robotics available.

Why Choose MakerKids?

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

21st Century Skills

In our kids' STEM programs, your child will learn a wide variety of skills, not just tech skills. Social and emotional competencies: A) confidence B) social skills and C) engagement. Technical skills: A) coding, B) design, and C) electronics.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Advanced Curriculum

We’ve developed curriculum for Intel and trained staff from the Toronto Public Library and various school boards. Programs are designed and created by industry professionals and makers.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Real Results

MakerKids graduates have started businesses, led classes, been featured on national TV and have shown academic and social improvement in and outside of school.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Mental Health Improvements

Parents and schools have reported improvements in mental health, behaviour and learning development. Students have overcome issues like aggression, stress and anxiety. Your child can find their tribe at MakerKids!

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Experience

MakerKids was named “Best Kids’ Workshops” by Toronto Life Magazine. We run programs at schools throughout the GTA, such as Toronto French School, Kingsway College, and more.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

FAQs

Does my child need experience coding or with Arduinos?

In Advanced Robotics, kids are required to have robotics experience or have taken a MakerKids Robotics program before.

Do we have to bring our own laptop and supplies?

We will provide all the materials needed for the program and activities, which include laptops, Arduinos, mics, wires and more. Kids are welcome to bring more robotics materials in the Advanced classes.

What will my kid make?

Kids will create robotic inventions using sound. Kids are in charge of their own projects, from start to finish, and can design their own creations. Some past robotics projections include: cat alarms, voice records and sound machines that can play a multitude of notes! There are no physical take-aways in the program, as materials are reused and re-purposed for future students. Kids will leave with a comprehensive understanding of robotics, design and electronics and the actual code used to program the Arduinos.

Love Robotics? Check out all our Robotics programs!

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Fall Robotics: Make it Light up

Kids will design, plan, program, and build an electronic invention while using an Arduino and learning how to code. Projects include creating a parent alarm, environmental nightlight and light shows.

This term is currently complete.

 

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Winter Robotics: Make Sound

Students in our kids robotics program will have a hands-on experience creating their own dynamic robots with sound. Students will play with bells, buzzers, speakers and mics to generate and modify sound and electric waves. They can create something as simple as a doorbell or morse code over a telephone wire to sounds of a full orchestra.

Term is currently complete

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Spring Robotics: Make it Move

Ready to get moving? Students in our kids’ robotics program will have a hands-on experience creating their own dynamic robots with movement. Kids can create cars, moving secret doors, timed lockboxes and more.

Sign up for Spring term is available. Programs start on April 25!