Create N Code: Smart Trains (Gr. 1-2)

GR. 1 - 2
2 Week(s)
1hr 15m per class

About this Course

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

Program Fee

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

Program Outcomes

Learn about coding and building electronic projects in a beginner-friendly environment. Throughout the course, students will build their own motorized train engine and cars, train tracks, and a “smart” train station. They will wire it up 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 that can be programmed for all sorts of uses. 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.

Date Available

Aug 2 - Aug 13
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 10:15 am ET
Aug 2 - Aug 13
Monday - Friday
12:30 - 1:45 pm ET
Aug 16 - Aug 27
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 10:15 am ET
Aug 16 - Aug 27
Monday - Friday
12:30 - 1:45 pm ET

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 info@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!