SINGAPORE, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2018: The Robotics and Innovation Boot camps at the East Coast Campus were a resounding success as participating students learnt to apply basic principles of physics and built prototypes at the two and half day events organised for Grades 1 to 4 and Grades 5 to 6.
The bootcamps were a way to encourage the students to think out of the box and bestow them with the aptitude for problem solving. They were also organised to gainfully engage the students during their September term break.
The Innovation Camp - Ideate to Create, was held on 21st and 22nd September for Grades 1 to 4. It gave 34 students a chance to participate and learn prototyping skills using mechanical, electrical and electronic components. The first day commenced with a general discussion about the different ‘Innovations’ used in day to day life and its impact on humankind.
After exploring different possibilities, under the guidance of their trainers Mr. Bhargav Rami Reddy and Ms. Garima Khandelwal, students were able to build a splendid train. This was followed by a project on making ‘Automatic Drum Beat Machine.’ They automated it with the motors and gave commands using ‘Arduino controller’.
The Robotics Bootcamp was organized for Grades 5 and 6, from 21st to 23rd September, under the guidance of their trainers Mr. Gary Tan, Mr. Justin and Mr. Nigel Lim.
There were 14 participants for this camp. On the first day, students learnt to apply wind drag and suspension forces to assist a parachute drop. They also learnt to apply the basic principles of gears to lock picking. On the second day, students learnt to apply number and alphabet to cryptography. On the third day, participants applied design thinking to solve real world problems such as unmanned systems and Robotics AI.
On the final day of the boot camps, students presented their work to their proud parents. An effort to familiarise students and make them ready for the techno tomorrow was appreciated by all.