Create N Code: Smart Trains

GR. 2 - 3
10 Week(s)
1h per class

About this Course

Learn about coding and building electronic projects in a beginner-friendly environment. Build your own motorized train engine and cars, train tracks, and a “smart” train station!

Course Fee

$349 plus tax (includes a $50 material fee)

Course Outcomes

Create 'N' Code teaches the fundamentals of electricity & circuits, programming, and fabrication, serving as an introduction to how these three maker skills can be integrated to form fun cohesive projects. Throughout the course, students will wire up their Smart Trains to a mini-computer that they can code to control railway crossing gates, light up LED displays, and ring the "All aboard" bells! Their projects will be built around the Micro:bit system, a beginner-friendly circuit board with the capabilities to make all your ideas come to life!

Dates Available

Jan 19 - Feb 23
Wednesdays
5:00 - 6:00 pm ET
Jan 22 - Mar 23
Saturdays
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Don't see a timeslot that works?
Contact Us!
office@thesteamproject.ca or 289-819-0178

Key Information

  • Session Length: Monday to Friday / 2 weeks
  • Technology Access: Our virtual programs require a computer with access to an internet connection. All software and tools needed will be provided to students.

Virtual Course Needs

  • Any PC or Mac computer that can run Google Meets (with webcam, mic, and USB port)
  • iPads are not compatible. Chromebooks may experience technical difficulties.
  • Link to software used: https://makecode.microbit.org/
  • Google Chrome is the recommended browser for this course. Some browsers (eg. Safari) are not compatible with the Micro:bit

Help

Still have questions? Contact us at (289) 819-0178 or office@thesteamproject.ca for more assistance.

How It Works

Step 1: Register
Select a date and timeslot that works best for you
Step 2: Kits shipped to your door
Our project kits are shipped out Canada-wide with free shipping! We ship kits out 5 business days prior to the first day of class.
Step 3: Join the Google Classroom
You'll receive a link to the Google Classroom during the week before class starts. That's where the Meet link will be too.
Step 4: Build!
Join the Google Meet during your class time and get ready to build!