We provide kids with a fun, hands-on Physical Computing experience that enhances their critical thinking and collaborative skills that will be highly sought after in the future world of work.
What is "Physical Computing"?
Put simply, physical computing is building interactive physical systems through the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the real world. It is the way we creatively connect the digital world to the human world.
Why learn Physical Computing?
Computing is everywhere - it's in our homes, cars, payment and ticketing systems, it's in our workplaces, mobile phones, laptops and tablets and it shapes our everyday experiences. Physical computing allows devices to connect and exchange data over the internet. In the near future, even more everyday objects will be embedded with electronic sensors. Imagine an elderly person's clothing is fitted with a sensor that could detect when they fall down or begin to experience a heart attack. This is known as the "Internet of Things" (IoT).
It is not enough to be able to swipe and tap on tablets, computers and iPhones, your child will succeed in the future world of work if they understand more about the science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics behind the devices we use everyday.
Our classes in physical computing teach the use of 21st Century tools and stimulate creativity, problem solving, innovation and inventing - highly sought after skills of the future.
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