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Digital Maker Programme

last updated 03 November 2017

As Singapore embraces a digital economy, it presents us with new opportunities to leverage technology and media to transform the way we live, work and play.

The Digital Maker Programme aims to nurture a new generation of digital natives with a passion to create with technology. Our goal is to grow a community of digital creators who are passionate in embracing a culture of innovation and co-creation to solve real-world problems using technology.

Over the next two years, we will introduce a simple-to-use and open-ended technology called the “micro:bit”, a pocket-sized codable device, to inspire the community to explore the possibilities of digital making.

To reach out to as many people as possible, we will make the micro:bits and digital making workshops easily accessible through the following strategies.

Introducing digital making to schools

We reach out to schools and provide all interested primary and secondary schools with micro:bits for their students. Together with our partner Microsoft, we also equip school teachers with basic skills of digital making with the micro:bit. Teachers will also receive recommended lesson ideas that integrate the use of the micro:bit as a learning tool in the classroom.

Building communities of digital makers

Aside from reaching out to schools, we partner with agencies such as the People’s Association, Science Centre Singapore and Centre for Fathering to hold introductory workshops and events at community locations for members of the public to learn how to use the micro:bit to create simple projects. They can then share their completed projects with us and see their projects being showcased on our website.

Check out the various projects thus far on our website and start following us!

 Website www.digitalmaker.sg
 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DigitalMakerSG
 Instagram http://www.instagram.com/digitalmakersg
 Email digital_maker@imda.gov.sg