Coding & Robotics Course

This fully immersive coding course delivered in English will get you to interact with and learn about the fundamentals of computer science and robotics, preparing you for a digital future.

What skills do you need for the future?

With technology playing such a huge role in today's society BSC and Robotical have combined two of the most important languages for the future – English and computer programming

This course is perfect for individuals who want to get hands-on with upcoming technologies with the guidance and support of experienced teachers. You will be tackling and discussing real-world problems and tasks. With visits and talks from experts in the field, you will get insights into the world of research and industry, hearing first-hand how to set up your own company or design a product used worldwide.


Key Facts


Available in

Edinburgh

Age range

12-17 years

Minimum level

Intermediate (B1)

Start dates

  • 15/07/2019 (1 or 2 weeks)
  • 22/07/2019 (1 week)

Price per week

£890

Homestay

Twin and triple rooms

Full board

The school provides packed lunches for all students during the week. At weekends lunch is provided by hosts.

Exciting activities

Fully supervised activities 2 evenings per week

Sample Timetable

Please note that this is the outline of a typical course. Some units may alter in content.

09:00–12:30 14:00–17:30
Monday

Building Marty the Robot

Get to know Marty through a build where you will be introduced to the different parts that make up a walking, programmable robot.

Introduction to Programming

We will cover some of the different programming concepts and best practices for programming a robot.

Introduction to Robotics

What are robots? How are they used in society and why? Discussion and activities to uncover some real-world problems surrounding robotics.

Design Your Own Robot Part

Using CAD software, we will design our own robot part specifically for Marty.

Tuesday

Hackathon

In groups you will have a full day to design and program a solution so that Marty can navigate and solve a maze by considering where sensors should be placed and how Marty will decide which route to take.

Wednesday

Hackathon: Judging

With a keynote from the founder of Robotical followed by judging of teams maze solving solutions.

Trip to Robotarium / Museum

Afternoon trip to experience different robots first-hand, find out what they are used for and look at how the field of computing has developed.

Thursday

Games Programming with Python

Introduction to the programming language, Python, that we will be using to explore creating and programming small games.

Project Work

Either individually or in a small group, you will begin to design your own Marty game by planning out the different elements of the game and procedure before starting to develop using Python.

Friday

Project Work

Continuing on from Thursday afternoon work, incrementally develop and test the game before preparing to present to the class.

Presentations and Awards

End of course presentations and awards, reflecting on the week.

The Centre at a Glance