Fun Automation with Green Fingers

$749.00

No, we are not talking about fingers minting greenbacks. We are challenging your kids to automate gardening with Internet of Things. Let’s get the plant to drink water on its own without any human intervention.

We have designed the course to be a 16 hour course; to be conducted over a 2 day duration (9am – 6pm both days)

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Fun Automation with Green Fingers!

Over at KidsCode, we would want to introduce the concept of Internet of Things in a fun and simple way. Your kids will be using a series of microcontrollers, sensors and actuators, to allow gardening to be done in a much more efficient way. Learning is definitely easier with hands on practice on the equipment.

Requirement

  • Some fundamental programming knowledge

What do your kids’ learn?

  • Enter the world of sensors and micro-controllers
  • Understand how to use Internet of Things (IoT) kit to automate daily activities around them
  • Making sense of data collected via sensors
  • Get to control objects with the use of internet connected mobile or PC
  • Your kids will also learn to foster strategic and critical thinking
  • Challenge your kids to solve problems independently
  • Promotes creative thinking
  • Inspire your kids to enhance their knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

How do we at KidsCode impart our knowledge to your child?

  1. We guide your child to identify the sensors and labels
  2. We guide your child to do a step-by-step process for connecting different sensors
  3. We teach them how to work with the hardware board
  4. We teach them basic programming concepts that linked to the project
  5. We teach them to code to retrieve information such as
    • temperature
    • humidity
  6. We will teach create a simple app to record the temperature and humidity
  7. We will discuss the possibilities of enhancing the projects through the use of other sensors

This training method helps to enhance one’s experience with coding, the sense of adventure and the confidence to explore new ways to code even after the course has been completed!

Key Takeaways

  • Bring home your very first All-in-One, fully packaged IoT kit to automate your gardening at home
  • Ability to develop a simple app using LiveCode
  • Basic understanding of Internet of Things (Software-Hardware-Cloud)
  • Ability to assemble an auto-watering gardening kit

What’s next?

Take a further challenge with  App Creation for both iOS or Android
or
Minecraft Essentials! where you get to have fun while learning how to code!

Automatic plant watering kit

EcoDuino is designed by DFRobot to help you manage the hydration of your plants. By using a series of microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators, the EcoDuino system can make you manage your plants at ease.

In building up the system, sensors are used to collect data which can show you your plant’s conditions like temperature, humidity, and light intensity. As such, you can create an auto-watering system for your plants. Your plants will be able to stay hydrated at all times.

The kit consists of the following:
  • Board power supply: 6~12V DC
  • Micro controller: Atmega32U4
  • Terminal for interfacing a carbon rod(Soil moisture sensor)
  • Terminal for interfacing a motor or a solenoid valve
  • Potentiometer to set the threshold soil moisture value of watering
  • 5 analog I/O ports, 6 digital I/O ports
    Xbee slot (using Serial1)Micro USB
  • Micro USB 3.5mm screw terminal
  • 3.5mm screw terminal
  • Board dimensions: 61x52mm (2.4×2 in)
  • Board weight: 15g
  • Diving pump power supply: 3.5~12V DC
  • Pumping head: 220cm
  • Flow capacity: 100-350L/H
  • Power range: 0.5W-5W
  • Pump dimensions: 38x38x29mm 1.5×1.5×1.1)
  • Pump weight: 125g

For Your Information

Our course center is located at #03-03, 51 Cuppage Road (Behind Centrepoint)

  • Course fee inclusive of an Auto Planting Kit
  • Laptops and course materials provided
  • Snacks and lunch provided for full day courses
  • Water dispenser available
  • Computer labs are located in the central area
  • Bring along your creative mindset and energy!
  • And also your own jacket in case it gets chilly!

Please note:

  • Our courses will only proceed with a minimum of 4 seats sold. We will inform you in advance by writing if the minimum is unfilled and the course is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly to you. Unless otherwise notified, the course will go ahead as scheduled.
  • Any other refunds will only be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • There may be filming & photography done during our workshop/classes. By registering your child’s attendance at this event, parents/guardians grant KidsCode.sg a perpetual licence to use the student’s work, photographs/videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicizing or promoting the workshops/events and/or the students’ accomplishments on our website or on our partners’ websites.

Why Us?

Best Trainer-Student Ratio in SINGAPORE

1 Trainer to a max of 8 students for every class to ensure maximum attention is given to each student. As experienced educators, we know that lesson time shouldn’t be spent on waiting too long for a teacher to give one-on-one attention in a huge class.

Your Child’s Security is our UTMOST PRIORITY

CCTVs installed  in all classrooms and along the corridors to ensure your child’s safety.

Proper precautions will be taken for your child and we ensure that pick-up and drop-off is only performed by a registered guardian

Toilets just outside our premises which ensures your child will never be out of sight for more than 2 minutes.

All Equipment Provided

Don’t burden your kids with additional loads. There’s no need for any notebooks or tablets. All your child needs to bring is his/her inquisitive mind and a yearn to learn.

Central Location – Orchard Road

Well-connected by public transport, getting to us is never going to be an issue.  From Ion Orchard to Plaza Singapura…Parents can relax and shop…  while your kids are well taken care of @ KIDSCODE.

Value for Money Learning and Training

Contrary to what people think, enrichment for kids doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Our courses are priced not more than the hourly market rate. (PS: check out the price at other providers and divide out over the duration in hours)

NO HIDDEN charges, only PLEASANT surprises.

Maximum of 2 days for Courses during the HOLIDAY PERIOD

Our holiday courses are conducted for 1 or 2 day durations for 2 reasons.

First, this saves travelling time for both parents and children; Not to mention cost. Why spend ERP, carpark and petrol charges over 4-5 days? The math just ain’t right…

Second, spreading the course over too many days will dilute the effectiveness of the lesson and reduces retention. Time is wasted in every lesson when there is a need to recapitulate the previous lesson.