Tired of the usual Birthday Party ideas?
How about a Robotics Party for KIDS? A party where kids will be building robots with LEGO pieces, and watching their creations come to life!
Thanks to the people at IN3LABS, they have offered to conduct a Robotics Workshop for my monkies, from the comfort of my home. But since we were able to rope more friends to join in the workshop, it was held at my friend's place - more space for the kids to wreck havoc. Heh.
Naturally, as soon as the kiddos heard the workshop involved Robotics, they cheered incessantly. Especially my 2 boys, since they were so enamored with LEGO Technic currently.
IN3LABS is a technology education company which conducts the robotics ROBOLABS programs. Its primary aim is to educate, prepare, and equip schoolchildren with essential skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
And they have been conducting Robotics lessons in Kindergartens, Primary and Secondary Schools for the past 2 years. Check out all the happy faces!
|Photos courtesy of www.in3labs.com|
But luckily, all fell silent as soon as the main stars of the workshop began to work their magic.
I guess it was pretty spell-binding huh.
But the REAL fun really began when the kids were split into groups for some hands-on experience in constructing their own working robotics machine.
The kids' task was to construct a working windmill from the parts provided. And with some coaching from the sidelines, the kids were all hard at work.
Was it any coincidence that this segment of the workshop was also the part which generated the least amount of noise?
Soon enough, they were done with their windmills.
What was left for the kids to do was to program the windmill, so as to turn the blades at the push of a button. To achieve this, the kids were taught to scan the appropriate card into the reader and this would program the windmill to understand the actions that were required.
Overall, I thought the kids enjoyed the workshop. Of course, the great company helped too but I reckon it would be an extremely unique theme for a Birthday Party. Something which is fun and educational at the same time.
With IN3LABS' EdutainmentLABS party programmes, children are able to construct a fully functional robot such as a car which they can race with their friends. For more information regarding their Edu-Parties, please click HERE.
In addition, IN3LABS will be conducting Holiday Enrichment Workshops (10 hours over 5 lessons) this coming School Holidays in June. Kids will learn how to build fully functional robots that can see, feel and express its state through light or sound with various circuit parts.
The recommended age groups for these robotics-related activities are from 6 to 12 years old. And no, this isn't exclusive to boys only. I was speaking to Yama Min, who is the Chief Trainer at IN3LABS. He said the girls that he had came across in his classes were actually very receptive. In fact, they were more focused than the boys and were able to build the robots quicker than them!
To find out more about the Courses on offer or to register for the Holiday Enrichment Workshop, you can do so here: http://www.wix.com/in3labs/in3labs?#!registration
For more information, you may contact IN3LABS at 9828-6006, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.