Elon Musk learned computer programming using a manual and, by age 12, sold the code of a BASIC-based video game he created called Blastar to PC and Office Technology magazine for approximately $500. While staying in the office sleeping on the couch because he could not afford an apartment, he did the original coding behind Zip2, which was sold to Compaq for $307 million when he was 28. He is now one of the most successful people in the world.
Learning how to apply S.T.E.M. and Coding in creating things that add value can open many doors. It’s a great skill to have for kids who have interests in it. Here is where they can attend workshops and classes on LEGO engineering, robotics, coding, etc.
They provide varied classes with four to six children each aged 3 to 18 years of age. Both regular weekly classes and holiday camps (more intensive lessons in consecutive days during school holiday) are available.
Robotics with LEGO, Robotics and Coding, Electronics, Game Coding with Tynker or Stencyl, Coding with Scratch, Graphic Creator, Presentation, Web Development, App Coding with App Inventor 2, Software Application such as Word, Excel.
Fees and Details: from $280 per class (1 hour)
Party Packages (Robot/ Coding Jamming Party) – No of children: 10+ | Fee: HK$3,900
Locations: Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsuen Wan, North Point, Lei King Wan
Website: techbob.com | Phone/Whatsapp: 6218 2306 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Genius Workshop
They help children and teenagers in Hong Kong and China to attain more valuable Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) knowledge through fun and enjoyable ways of teaching.
Kick off your STEM journey through hands-on learning of how machines work.
Ages 3 – 14
Well-balanced curriculum on coding and robotics so that screen time is minimized
Ages 7 – 14
Express your creativity in digital format and let your imagination runs wild.
Ages 8 – 14
Online STEM Workshops
Hands-on learning at home. Materials deliver to your door. Small-sized class structure. Ages 5 – 9
Happy Valley, Prince Edward (Kowloon), Taikoo, Whampoa
The curriculum is a interdisciplinary learning journey using STEM, to better equip learners for future challenges. Their Engineering for Kids® program imported from USA, encourages kids to explore the world around them and to further pursue their interest in science. Age 6-15.
Each workshop has different level of courses such as Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, Master or variations.
LEGO WeDo – Let’s Get Moving
Students will build various models, such as ships and race cars, in order to learn about how motors, gears function and basics of mechanical engineering based around the idea of moving.
Learn to use the Code Editor and Java coding; methods, variables, loops, etc. and how used in coding through the creation of different mods.
Coding Roblox, Cyber Virtual Robotics, 3D Printing, LEGO EV3, Micro:bit, Python, Scratch, Smart City, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Coding
Location: Unit 501, 5/F Austin Tower, 152 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Telephone: +852 3462 2018 | WhatsApp: +852 5631 8262
Website: hk.stemex.org | Email: email@example.com
Course Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:30 – 18:30
Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz has brought LEGO® Brick-based learning to after-school STEM programs, in-school workshops, LEGO® building summer camps and birthday parties. With over 500 locations around the globe, they believe every child should experience the fun of learning through creating.
Age: 2.5 – 12
Causeway Bay Center
Address: Prosperous Commercial Building, Room A, 18/F, 54 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay
Website: bricks4kidz.com.hk | Tel: 6777 3581 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Sai Kung Center is closed (according to Google)
As official Global Training Partners of Microsoft and Minecraft, Cobo Academy’s curriculum democratizes Artificial Intelligence and stays ahead of the tech trends. By embracing problem-based and project-based learning, they develop your child’s core skills for today and beyond: Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, & Creativity.
Age: 4 – 15+
Schedule of Regular Courses | Fees: 7 lessons, 10.5 hours, HK$5,250 and up
Class Size: Typically between 4-8 students | Medium of Instruction: English
Flagship Wan Chai Campus
6/F, Yam Tze Commercial Building, 23 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
6/F, Room 7, Harbourfront Landmark, 11 Wan Hoi St, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
Website: coboacademy.com | Facebook: fb.com/coboacademy
Tel: +852 3905 1111 | Whatsapp: +852 9816 3905
Hours: Mon: 1pm – 7pm | Tue – Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat: 9am – 7pm
(Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)
FLIP Creation – Fun Play and Learn
They believe that learning should be fun, open ended and hands-on with over 10 years of experience in teaching and training with tools such as LEGO Education Sets and Robotics, providing training on S.T.E.A.M Education to children, parents, teachers and companies.
Creator (Age 4+): Learn about the STEAM and physical coding with LEGO Education Set
Innovator (Age 5+): Learn about the simple machines, fantasy adventure with LEGO bricks
Code Creator (Age 6+): Introduction to Basic Coding and Machines
Inventor (Age 7+): Learn about the basic of Machines and Mechanism
Robotics World (Age 8+): Learn about the basic of Robots with LEGO Education MINDSTORMS
Address: Unit 903, 9/F, Trendy Centre, 682 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
Website: flipcreation.net | Email: email@example.com | WhatsApp: (852) 2804-6883
An introduction to STEAM learning for age 5 – 8 with a twist, they coined S.M.A.R.T to cover Science, Math, Art, Robotics and Technology – Science & Circuitry projects by mixing it up with Arts & Crafts, Music and PlayDoh.
They use Edison robotics, a super powerful Lego compatible robot with its own Drag & Drop programming App called Edware to learn to program the robot’s sensors, motors, LED lights and sound to do all sorts of fun things. Others: M.I.T. developed Scratch Jr., Java with Minecraft, coding with mBot, etc.
Main Office: Unit 9, 8th fl., International Plaza, 20 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: + 852 2707 6577
Class Locations: Tung Chung, Discovery Bay, Wong Chuk Hang, Tseung Kwan O
Website: creativecoding.hk | Facebook: fb.com/creativecodingHK