Hovercraft Course
Aged 8+
3 hours
Block Coding
Computational Thinking
This course introduces practical STEM principles through interactive learning. Participants will engage with technologies such as micro:bit coding and create hovercrafts for real-time remote control competitions. Teams will navigate challenges, avoiding obstacles to cross the finish line swiftly. Emphasize collaboration and strategic thinking while providing a foundation in STEM applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the principle of the hovercraft and the related coding skills through micro:bit
  • Assemble and improve a hovercraft design that run faster and stabler
  • Use micro:bit to control the hovercraft, pass through obstacles, and complete the race as fast as you can!

Course Outline:

  • Setup
  • Introduce the physics behind the hover:bit and briefing instructions
  • Assemble the hover:bit
  • Test out the hover:bit
  • Competition


  • None

Software Requirements:

  • Una Virtual Classroom - Intermediate / Microsoft MakeCode

Hardware Requirements:

  • Hover:bit set x 1
  • Competition component x1
  • Supporting materials, e.g.
    • Hot glue gun with glue stick
    • A4 Paper
    • Cutter and cutting board
    • Safety work gloves
    • Scissors
    • Ballpen or pencil
    • Marker pen 
  • Tablet / Notebook / Computer


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