Going Beyond LEGO.
About AI Light Up
We help enthusiastic youths create their AI future!
Why We Decided to Build AI LIGHT UP for Children?
In today's world, most of the toys for children are way more advanced, packed with high-tech features than our days when I was a child.
Our society is offering young children ample opportunities to learn advanced coding skills, and lots of learning aids and toys are integrated and packaged. These are all great things happening for our very young children, but I have always felt there are elements very important which are missing.
Just as you can see, our children can operate a remote controlled rock climber ATV or fly a drone successfully, but they have never gotten the chance to understand how electricity works or how does a circuit board work. They are running machines with motors but they have never wound a coil to build a motor or even understand how motors work, they press buttons to fly drones but they have never been given a chance to learn how RC signals are transmitted and received. They are grabbing block of codes to make Scratch or Python games, but they have never gone through some experiences that no matter how great your coding skills are, when there are mechanical or electrical/electronic problems, the robots just don't work.
What have our children missed? Yes, they have missed the opportunities to learn the fundamentals. At AI LIGHT UP, we have decided to bridge these gaps. We are an engineering program deliberately to fill in these gaps with interactive applied education and experiments children need to experience to propel them forward, to more advanced, real-world robotics, such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Python, drone programming, and so on.
We want to give children more opportunities to be very hands-on and mind-on, not only to be able to plug in a 6-pin cable connector but also know how to hand-make a data cable, how to solder a wire to fix a broken connection, how to design a simple circuit and even produce a simple circuit board. We love to see children to be able to design and build their own drones or solar powered vehicles with dozens of loose components to choose from. We will be very happy to see children who can design, manufacture, and assemble a truly robust robot without any major mechanical or electrical problems, before they upload their codes to activate it.
We want to let children learn that no matter how great your coding scripts could be, a smart driverless vehicle could not be just a sheet of paper with computer codes printed on it. We want to see that our children will take on those Arduino boards to invent more cool devices and turn their existing homes into real smart homes. We anticipate some children will invent unique new tools and equipment to make our daily lives easier and better. This is why we are here and what we want to do with our children together. We are here to make them great in mechanical, electrical, electronics, hydraulics, coding, machine learning and deep learning... To this new generation of young minds, we can only believe - "Sky is the only limit!"
With AI Light Up, let's light up AI together!
Sky Is the Only Limit!