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Robotics Workshop:  Mars

Next date: 15th July 2017


An inspiring introduction to robotics for children aged 7-12


Price: £120 + (£40 optional take home robot)
Dates: 15th July 2017
Time:  11am - 3pm
Place:  Room 403B, Electrical Engineering,
             Imperial College,
             London, SW7 2AZ



  • The option to keep the robots they create!
  • Up to 5 hours of pure creativity and fun.
  • No more than 5 students to each tutor.
  • Led by professional educators: Dr Frank Ivins & Dr James Lambert.
  • Learning, inspiration and fun!
  • A dedicated page of activities for parents and kids after the workshop.
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What to Expect

Children take robots apart to learn how they work. Then they build their own! 

Everyone gets a fun introduction to coding to bring their personal creations to life.

Our workshop is only the start of their journey.  If you're keen to explore robotics at home with your child then for an extra £40 they can bring their creation home. Parents love this part!

These carefully crafted workshops are full of hands-on, fun activities. We spark a child's enthusiasm for building (and breaking!) things and solving puzzles.

No coding experience needed. Children learn the basics of programming with a visual language for the wonderful Crumble controller. 

A day of fun, creative challenges

A day of fun, creative challenges


Hands-on Learning

We're going to break things, fix them and rebuild them. Learning can and should be messy.

Our workshops are designed to encourage experimentation and creativity, we want to inspire children to be independent learners.

We have a dedicated activities page so that parents can explore coding and robotics with their kids after the workshop. 

A fun approach to coding

We introduce students to the Crumble's visual programming language. It's a great way to pick up the fundamentals without getting lost in details.

The crumble language is very similar to sketch which some children may have already seen.

Playful coding is a wonderful activity parents can enjoy with their children.


Q: What do I need to bring?

A: Nothing, we provide laptops and all the necessary equipment, and lunch.

Q: What are the pickup/drop-off times?

A: Half an hour before and after the workshops.

Q: What level of coding experience is expected of students?

A: None at all. This workshop is for children who are new to coding but love making things. 

Q: What is included in the price?

A: all the kit and food too! If you choose to purchase the programmable robot at checkout your child will bring that home too, tt will be a programmable robot similar to one of these. Also included is a small radio controlled toy which will be taken apart during the workshop, they won't bring it home because it will be in pieces! Finally a comprehensive set of instructional videos and example files will be available after the workshop so students and parents can explore robotics at home!

Q: What about food?

A: We will take between 30-45 minutes for a break and a bite to eat about 2 hours into the workshop.

Q: What is the format for the day?

A: We don't want to ruin the surprise, but if you must know

  1. A full teardown of a radio controlled toy. Finishing with students reassembling them and bringing them to life with a robotic controller chip.
  2. Break
  3. Assembly of their own robot kit.
  4. Coding. the children will learn to steer their creations through a variety of tasks.
  5. Home time.

Q: Are your tutors all DBS checked?

A: Absolutely.

Q: I have more questions.

A: Great! Drop us an email.