ACE-Learning Systems
Scratch, mBot, micro:bit, Drone

Scratch, mBot, micro:bit, Drone

We will impart the basics of programming through Scratch. Scratch is a block-based visual programming language targeted primarily at children. The syntax complexities of a program become obsolete through the block-based visual programming approach helping individual spur interest in programming. Learning the foundations of programming with this course does not require any programming knowledge. Engaging with the activities also helps exercise creativity, imagination, apply logic and create designs.

We also introduce a set of toolkits and engage with it such as Sphero, mBot, micro:bit, and drone which helps learners bridge the gap from software to hardware. Learn and enjoy the activities prepared such as an obstacle course, paper piano, flight missions, and others. We guarantee that this will be a whole new experience learning robotics.

Recommended age
10 - 12
Duration
4 days, 3 hours
Fees
$399
Schedule


If you are unable to find the preferred time slot for your child, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.
Course Outline
Part 1: Scratch
  • The Basics of Scratch
  • Assets (load, create, manipulate)
  • Controlling Sprite Movement and Animation
  • Triggering Events
  • Sensing (collision, colour, keyboard press)
  • Randomisation
  • Customise and Combining blocks
  • Sounds (library, record)
  • Multiple Page (landing page, end page)
  • Game Design
Part 2: mBot
  • Moving, turning
  • Controlling lights
  • Line-detection
  • Distance measurement
Part 3: micro:bit
  • Working safely with circuits
  • Onboard sensors, buttons and displays
  • Loops and iteration (for/while)
  • Triggers and events
  • Variables (numbers/strings/arrays/Boolean)
  • Conditions (if/else/then)
  • Logical operators (AND/OR/NOT)
  • Radio waves
  • Servos/motors
Part 4: Drone
  • How drones (quadcopters) work
  • Drone safety and drone laws
  • Manual flight (remote-controlled)
  • Programming a drone mission

Sample Projects

Rocket Ship Space Collector

On the Scratch platform, create a game to move the rocket ship controllable by the keyboard or micro:bit. The rocket ship will collect the falling gems while avoiding the asteroids. Launch fireball to destroy the asteroids. Introduce life and level variables.

Line-Following Dish Collector

Teach mBot to follow the lines and collect dishes - avoid running into anyone!

Rock–Paper–Scissors

In this setup, 2 micro:bits are used to play the famous Rock–Paper–Scissors (Scissors-Paper-Stone) game.

Paper Piano

In this setup, a micro:bit, a speaker and some crocodile cables are used to make a paper piano come alive.

DIY Car

In this setup, a micro:bit is used to remote control a micro:bit-controlled car to manoeuvre around obstacles.

Flight Mission Accomplished

Plan your flight before takeoff and design a mission to clear the obstacle course without manual control.

Contact us for Details

+65 8189 7700