Highlights From the April Littlebits Classes

By Anne
  Published 08 May 2018
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The iHub and Robomaker jointly run Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) club activities out of the iHub for kids aged 6-15 years. The main objective is get children to enjoy playing with electronics by emphasizing the Arts in the STEAM. The littebits kits ease of use allows us to focus a lot more time on design of the projects. At the iHub we run 2 1/2 hour sessions on Saturdays.

During the sessions we aim for the children to complete a full project - from design to implementation to testing.

Projects developed in April included making a vending machine prototype; a wind powered boat; a smart city model and finally the London bridge. Once the children have created their designs and are working, they are encouraged to take home the designs and see if they can replace the littlebits pieces with electronic pieces they can get at home or even just work on the design at home.

Building the boats
testing the boat
Model of the smart city, uses wireless transmitters to power the merry-go-round and light sensors for the street lights
London Bridge: contains motion sensors to detect incoming ship traffic and uses cloudbit to open and close the bridge
Mwita posing with his completed vending machine, he called it Moonlight

The littlebits program is growing. Since we started it in 2017, we have held classes not only at the iHub, but at offices where parents brought their kids to work day as well as in schools during the club sessions. See below our offerings.

Please reach out to us if interested in running the littlebits camps at your schools or organizations.

We are happy to announce that we have launched a kids membership which will see kids get discounted rates to some of the littlebits classes and access to build projects from the iHub. If interested in this membership, please fill in your details on this form and we will send you details on how to signup.

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