A group of courageous but unintelligent space-aliens called Kernians are trapped inside of a computer. They cannot escape without your help. To free the Kernians you will need to 3D print a bridge for them, create a computer program to light their way through a maze, and build simple circuits and robots to help them overcome other tricky obstacles. In this hands-on pod you will learn the basic skills you need to navigate through the world of electronics. No previous experience is required; just look forward to making things, tinkering with them, and having a lot of fun. Let’s free the Kernians!
Your Teacher – Martin Derige
Martin hails from the icy, sunshiny land of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he obtained a degree in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has worked with students of all ages, from playing dodge ball in school gyms to peer tutoring sleep-deprived engineers. He teaches math, science, and chemistry, and lives for that “Aha! Eureka!” moment when the kids just get it. Martin has a healthy sense of curiosity and compassion about the world and is always seeking to connect with the cool people who are part of it, like his family and friends – and the staff and students at Brain Boost! He exercises his brain with music, gaming, visual art, design, and puzzles of all types, and exercises his body through adventures like climbing, running in the woods, and day-long hikes in the mountains. He can often be found eating spaghetti.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday 1 – 3
What are the dates?
Full Year: September 11 – June 11
What ages is it appropriate for?
9 – 12
What credits can be earned?