Our Equipment & Resources
We have a massive Lego Mindstorms collection from RCXs and CyberMaster, through NXTs all the way to EV3s for Young Engineers to build simple or large complex interactive robots.
Lego & Technic
Our lego inventory includes dozens of carefully selected sets, as well as bucketloads of classic and technic elements to give Young Engineers practically limitless means for realizing their dreamed-up designs.
For more advanced exploration we have Fischertechnik kits focused on robotics, mechanics and computing. This robust german- made construction system lends itself to structures far more resilient than Lego, and is used at university level in engineering education.
Young Engineers into exploring nuts-and-bolts construction can work with our Meccano / Erector collection. Apart from beams, rods and plates we carry a considerable quantity of motors, gears, pulleys, chains, sprockets etc for making complex mechanical wonders.
We keep a carefully selected inventory of interesting old toys, machines, electronics, printers etc. suitable for Young Engineers to take apart and learn from. These resources are used in some of our most popular activities (Tech Disection, Junk Build).
Arduino is a microcontroller which can be used for building digital devices and robotics projects. Arduino is suited to advanced users.
The Raspberry Pi is a mini computer that enables users to explore computing and programming.
We have a well equipped lab, with various learning resources, including Oscilloscopes, Logic Analysers, Multi Meters, Bench Power Supplies, Soldering Stations, as well as a wide variety of educational kits specially designed for various levels of understanding in Electronics.
We have and make equipment to inspire awe and demonstrate scientific principles. We look for opportunities to reveal the scientific principles behind engineering practice.
One person's junk is another kid's building materials. Common throw away items and obsolete goods are great for learning about materials, mechanics, recycling and upcycling while also encouraging great creativity.
We continuously review the latest STEM teaching aids and have a broad range of STEM kits that we use in our classes.
We spend a good deal of time doing research and development and creating our own STEM kits that are used in our programs.
We keep a sufficient number of laptop computers and tablets for our Young Engineers to use during sessions.
In addition to the construction toys previously mentioned, we have an abundance of other construction toys including K'nex, Livecube, Uberstix and more.