Inventor Certificate Programme

Inventor Certificate Programme is developed by Nullspace to develop electronic and microcontroller proficiency in kids. With the Arduino Microcontroller, students will learn to create their own electronic projects – starting with simple components like LEDs, buzzers, and potentiometers. Upon completion of the programme, students will then be able to progress to the CATALYST Innovation Project Mentoring Programme.

Course Information

  • Recommended Age Group: 10 years old and up
  • Max Class Size: 5 students / instructor
  • Class Duration: 2.5 hours x 4 sessions (Weekend Classes & Holiday Bootcamps)
  • Course Fees: Lessons are charged according to our course package prices.
    4 sessions – $420 or 8 sessions – $800 (5% off) or 24 sessions – $2280 (10% off)

Learning Materials

Each student will be given their own Arduino Starter Kit (worth $49.90) on their first Arduino robotics class. They will be required to bring and use their own kit for subsequent lessons and courses.

Any additional electronic components required will be provided as the student progresses through the course levels.

Course Proficiency Test & Certification

A proficiency test will be administered on the last session of the Intro to Arduino, Beginner 2 and Intermediate 2 levels to ascertain suitability for progression.

The test covers theory, programming, and hands-on circuitry construction.

Students will receive a Digital and Physical Certificate of Completion upon successfully passing the respective proficiency tests.

CATALYST Innovation Project Mentoring Programme

The completion of the Inventor Certificate Programme (i.e. Intermediate 2) is the prerequisite for our CATALYST Innovation Project Mentoring Programme.

CATALYST is a small project mentoring class where students will conceptualise and develop their own creations and prototype. Students will also be taught project documentation and project management skills.

Course Progression

Course Details

Read more about the content and activities that we cover!

Arduino Inventor: Intro to Arduino using S4A

Recommended Age: 10 years old and above

This is an introductory course for Arduino robotics. Students will learn how to utilize the Arduino Uno Microcontroller Board together with Scratch programming. Through the lesson, students will explore basic electronics, graphic-based computer programming, and tinkering with breadboard (a board for making an experimental model of an electric circuit) and wires. Topics covered in this course provide the foundation for more progressive Arduino Certificate Programs.

Basic Electronics

  • + Breadboard circuits
  • + Resistors & LEDs

Computer Programming: Using Scratch

  • + Simple arithmetic
  • + Digital and analog functions

Arduino Inventor: Beginner 1

Recommended Age: 10 years old and above

Pre-requisite: Arduino Inventor: Intro to Arduino using S4A

In this course, students will be taught basic programming concepts such as conditionals (IF-ELSE statements) and loops (repetition and terminating conditions). Various mini challenges will be tackled at the end of every session. Through the lessons, students will explore basic electronics, simplified C/C++ texted-based computer programming, and tinkering with breadboard (a board for making an experimental model of an electric circuit) and wires.

Computer Programming: Arduino IDE

  • + Programming Syntax
  • + Writing functions

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Arduino Inventor: Beginner 2

Recommended Age: 10 years old and above

Pre-requisite: Arduino Inventor: Beginner 1

In this course, students will be presented with more programming concepts such as manipulating of data variables, as well as taking a holistic problem solving approach (electrical design and software solution). Through the lessons, students will explore basic electronics, simplified C/C++ texted-based computer programming, and tinkering with breadboard (a board for making an experimental model of an electric circuit) and wires.

Computer Programming: Arduino IDE

  • + Programming Syntax
  • + Writing functions

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Arduino Inventor: Intermediate 1

Recommended Age: 11 years old and above

Pre-requisite: Arduino Inventor: Beginner 2

In this Intermediate course level, students will learn how to program the Arduino Uno Microcontroller Board with other components such as Servo Motors, and LCD screen. Students will learn about the commonly used I2C communication protocol and using third party code libraries in implementing their projects.

Part of the coursework will involve students documenting their work and creating their personal website, which they will get a chance to build during this course as part of the lead up to the CATALYST programme.

Hardware Electronics

  • + Servo Motor
  • + LCD Screen

Computer Programming

  • + I2C Communication Protocol
  • + Managing External Code Libraries

CATALYST

  • + Building Personal Project Website

Arduino Inventor: Intermediate 2

Recommended Age: 11 years old and above

Pre-requisite: Arduino Inventor: Intermediate 1

In this Intermediate course level, students will learn how to program the Arduino Uno Microcontroller Board with other components such as the motor controller and IR sensors to build an Arduino-based robot car. Students will combine the various sensors that were covered previously to create an autonomous robot that can respond to its surroundings.

Part of the coursework will involve students documenting their work and creating their personal website, which they will get a chance to build during this course as part of the lead up to the CATALYST programme.

Hardware Electronics

  • + Servo Motor
  • + IR Sensor

Computer Programming

  • + I2C Communication Protocol
  • + Managing External Code Libraries

CATALYST

  • + Building Personal Project Website

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Registration of the class is only confirmed upon payment of course fees (via credit card / PayPal) upon checkout, or by redeeming an existing course package.

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If you are intending to register for just one course level (4 sessions x 2.5 hours @ $420), you may proceed to register and make payment without purchasing course package. Otherwise you might consider purchasing our course packages below. Find out more about our course packages here!