Discovery Series
Skill Tasters

Program Overview

A snapshot of applied learning focussed on rapid skill development in specific STEAM disciplines

Year Level

Year 7-12

Prework

None

Duration

2x 120min Sessions

Days

1 Day+

Capacity

Up to 100

More Information:
If you would like more information about this program, drop us a line at:

banyulenillumbikts@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au
9269 1057

Industry Focus

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Assorted

Drone Control

Students learn about drone applications and flight safety, how to fly a drone and how to program a flight path in preparation for data collection.

Arcade Games

Students create an arcade-style game through MakeCode using block programming.

App Design

Students learn the basics of how to design an app and how to publish to a phone.

Product Design for Subtractive Advanced Manufacturing

Students learn to use Adobe Illustrator with focus on vector drawing techniques used for laser cutting and engraving.

Product Design for Art and Graphic Design

Students learn to use Adobe Illustrator with focus on techniques such as collage, gradient and tracing for artistic applications.

Computer Aided Design

Students learn how to use 3D Modelling tools to create a digital design of a product.

Microcontrollers – Micro:bit

Students learn how to use the Micro:Bit block coding platform with a range of external components and sensors to build simple electronic systems.

Microcontrollers – Arduino

Students learn how to program an Arduino with a range of external components and sensors and send a set of instructions to the microcontroller

eTextiles – Sewing & Circuits

Students learn to create basic garments that integrate sewing with programming microcontrollers and electronic circuits.

Automation and Robotics 

Students learn to program Do-Bot robot arms to simulate autonomous surgery, whilst developing skills in procedure-based algorithm design and spatial perception for robot navigation.

Practical Programming – Python

Using a Raspberry Pi minicomputer and the power of Python programming, students will learn the basics of external device control.