Holiday Workshops – Johannesburg

Every school holiday, the EDRO Experience is offered as a series of 2-day robotics workshops in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Below you will find our next set of holiday workshops to be held in Joburg. Early booking is advised as spaces are limited!

Robotics 101 for Teens

A 2 day, 8 hour Introduction to Robotics - for teenagers aged 12 to 16.

“Finally, I found the point to learning about Pythagoras.”

Robotics 101 for Teens brings maths and science to life! Unleash your robotic potential as step by step, we work on challenging problems that make learning fun. Forget about boring 'lecture' style lessons, with Edro you will be solving problems, playing mini-games and competing in competitions that push you to your limits. This workshop is designed to leave you empowered and excited! 

This hands-on introduction covers the first module of Edro's Teen Robotics Programme. After successful completion of the course, all participants are certified and can progress to the second module in later courses.

Essential Workshop Details

  • Ages: 12 to 16
  • Length: 2 Days/ 8 hours
  • Time: 9:00am to 13:00pm 
  • Cost: R650 (Single Booking) or R590 (Two or more Bookings)
  • Workshop 1: (Public School): - Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July
  • Workshop 2 (Private School): Thursday 10 and Friday 11 August

Day 1 - Programme Overview

  • Programming fundamentals
    • Explore the most fundamental concepts needed to read and write computer code: logic flow, loops, delays and syntax specifications.
  • Robotic movement challenges
    • Draw accurate shapes using your programming knowledge of robotic movement.
  • Maze navigation
    • We apply everything we have learned in the day to a mini maze navigating competition.

 

Day 2 - Programme Overview

  • Assembling and testing circuits
    • Understand basic electronic components and how they are assembled on a breadboard
  • Exploring the Arduino Microcontroller
    • Control simple circuits with a microcontroller - the brains behind all modern technology.

Robotics 101 for Juniors

A 2 day, 8 Hour Introduction to EDRO Robotics - for children aged 9 to 12.

“See it move… Watch it go! Look, it’s drawing a spiral now... And I coded it to do that!”

Robotics 101 for Juniors introduces children to the world of coding robots. This workshop is hands-on, practical and, most of all, fun! We will spend our time playing games, solving problems through the use of GUI coding, and learning some very important programming concepts along the way.

This hands-on introduction covers the first module of Edro's Junior Robotics Programme. After successful completion of the course, all participants are certified and can progress to the second module in later courses.

 

Essential Workshop Details

  • Ages: 9 to 12
  • Length: 2 Days/ 8 hours
  • Time: 9:00am to 13:00pm 
  • Cost: R650 (Single Booking) or R590 (Two or more Bookings)
  • Workshop 1: (Public School) Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July
  • Workshop 2: (Private School) Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 August

Day 1 - Programme

  • Introduction to the world of robotics: What is a robot?
    • We explore all of the essential elements needed to call something a robot and examine some current examples of robots.
  • The fundamentals of programming in a drag and drop interface.
    • Instruction in the basic use of the S2 Graphical User Interface: Loops, delays and LED sequences
  • Simple robotic movement
    • The mathematics behind robotic movement: straight lines, circles, point turns

 

Day 2 - Programme

  • Advanced robotic movement
    • We draw more advanced shapes using movement sequences.
  • Maze navigation
    • A mini-competition in instructing robots to escape mazes.
  • Creating geometric patterns with the S2 robot
    • We let down our hair and have some fun exploring the artistic side of robotics.