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IMDA Lab on Wheels

last updated 27 April 2017

Hop on to our mobile lab and experience technology in a different space!

Lab on Wheels aims to ignite the young’s passion for tech via engaging and experiential activities such as coding, robotics, 3D tech, drones and electronics. Started in 2014, Lab on Wheels expanded from just a single bus to four buses to meet the growing demand. Since then, Lab on Wheels has visited over 150 schools and conducted workshops for more than 50,000 students.

At Tech Saturday (Upsized!), the Lab on Wheels will be showcasing two different buses - a Workshop and a mobile Fabrication Lab bus.

Converted into tech tinkering workspaces, the mobile Fabrication Lab bus will be showcasing 3D printers, laser cutters, virtual reality, social robots, Intel Realsense and many more, where participants can get a chance to experiment with these tools and new technologies through play.

Come on-board and join us for a 50-mins workshop if you have always wanted to try your hands at making or coding! The bus is configured in a classroom format that provides a conducive environment for participants to have a better learning experience.


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The workshops conducted on board the bus are:

  1. Circuit Stickers: Learn how to use LED circuit stickers to build simple circuits, parallel circuits, DIY switches and more. LED circuit stickers combines art and craft with technology! Suitable for children ages 5-9 years old. Each session allows 20 participants.

  2. littleBits: littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower everyone to create inventions, large and small. The colour-coded Bits snap together with magnets, with no soldering, wiring or programming needed. Suitable for children ages 5-9 years old. Each session allows 20 participants.

  3. Hackaball: Hackaball is a computer in a ball that allows children to learn about the basics of coding. Children are able to code their own games into the ball and enjoy active play at the same time! Suitable for children ages 9-12 years old. Each session allows 15 participants.

  4. Sphero: Participants will learn how to program this programmable robot to light up in different colours and perform a series of movements. They will also have a chance to manually control the Sphero in a friendly game of Sphero sumo. Each session allows 15 participants. Suitable for children ages 9-12 years old.

The workshops will be conducted on both 29 and 30 April. The activity timeslots are as follows: 

Time Activity Remarks
11am-11.50am Circuit Stickers For children ages
5-9 years old.
12pm-12.50pm littleBits
1pm-1.50pm Circuit Stickers
2pm-2.50pm Sphero For children age
9-12 years old.
3pm-3.50pm Hackaball
4pm-4.50pm Hackaball
5pm-5.50pm Hackaball
6pm-6.50pm Sphero

Registration

Pre-registration of workshops for Lab on Wheels is are now closed. However, walk-in registrations are available. If you would like to participate in any of the workshops, please head down to Hall C, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level 1 to register. Seats are subjected to availability on a first-come-first serve basis.