March 2014, Cyberjaya - It is never too early to ignite interest in young minds the benefits of mathematics and science with the fascinating world of robotics. It has been proven that children learn better through exploration and experience. Taking that approach, Cyberview Sdn Bhd in partnership with Terato Tech Sdn Bhd and Sasbadi Sdn Bhd is organising a 3-Day Robotics Introduction Camp for campers to learn how to build robots using the Lego EV3 Robotic System.
“The camp is part of Cyberview's long term effort to nurture and cultivate learning of programming amongst young talent. The aim is to create a centre of excellence focusing on building a community of innovative kids, youth and entrepreneurs. This is part of our initiative as the entity spearheading Cyberjaya to transform the city into a Global Tech Hub and to stimulate innovation and technopreneurship.” said Faris Yahaya, Managing Director of Cyberview Sdn Bhd.
Participants will be divided into teams and the experience will be enriching for kids who love innovation and building things. It challenges young minds to think critically and work together with others to solve problems. In order to control the movements of their robotic creations, campers will go through a series of tasks, which put them through investigating key concepts such as gear ratios, locomotion and energy. The program generally introduces basic concepts of programming, mechanical engineering, creative problem solving, communication and teamwork.
The objective of the camp is to promote technology use at a young age in concurrence with applied school subjects such as mathematics and science. It also encourages them to be creative and innovate from critical problem solving challenges. At last year's camp, integration of ultra-sonic sensors and detection sensors onto the robots creation was introduced that adds to the excitement.
“The camp was first introduced in December 2013 with 28 participants from around Klang Valley from as young as 8 years old. The camp received overwhelming response from parents and much encouragement for continuity as it spins off multi beneficial learning for the children in various subjects. Cyberview will continue with this initiative to further spur the young community with high interest in technology. This is also in line with our efforts to further flourish the city’s ecosystem.” adds Faris.