Tinkertanker Pte Ltd is a technology and education company of tinkerers and teachers. We run Tinkercademy, where we teach coding and digital making to students of all ages, in a wide variety of fields such as micro: bit, iOS, Python, Arduino, Node, cyber-security, Unity, and more. We also curate and sell educational technology toys at our Get Hacking online store, and build our own tech apps and products, e.g. GuestDay, an iPad-based guest registration service; an IC Photo app for Singaporeans to take useful selfies; and Spickify, now Helpling Singapore.
1. Code for Fun
We are an approved provider for the Code for Fun Enrichment Programme. Code for Fun is offered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority and the Ministry of Education for MOE primary and secondary school students.
The CFF Enrichment Programme aims to facilitate the exposure of coding and computational thinking to a large base of students, and help build an entire generation of workforce inculcated with basic coding and computational thinking skills.
Course fees for Code for Fun are subsidised by IMDA, and are pre-approved without requiring further quotation processes.
As one of the very first Code for Fun providers, we offer a set of rigorous, cost-effective courses introducing coding and making to large groups of students. We offer courses in Arduino electronics, micro: bit, and robotics, in both block-based and syntax-based languages.
2. Infocomm Learning Roadmap
The Infocomm Learning Roadmap (ICM Learning Roadmap), offered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority, provides free training for Infocomm Clubs in schools.
An ICM Learning Roadmap has been developed as a guide in structuring progressive ICM training in various ICM domains. It will be helpful for all teachers-in-charge running Infocomm Clubs and also for interested students who aspire towards particular roles in ICM. Course fees for the ICM Learning Roadmap are fully subsidised by IMDA, i.e. students undergo training at no cost to the school.
As a pioneer Infocomm Club Approved Vendor, we offer a set of engaging and technically rigorous courses for schools to introduce coding and making to Infocomm Club students. In
2017, we’re extending our Game Development offerings, introducing robotics with Sphero, Dash, and Arduino, and teaching Python everywhere we can.
Tinker X is an open, self-directed learning programme for coding and engineering enrichment, blending instruction and independent study. We give you the tools you need to learn, and support you as you learn, whether that’s following a curriculum from us or online, or working on a self-initiated project.
Future-proofing ourselves in an Industry 4.0 world requires taking initiative and risks to develop competencies such as critical and inventive thinking, grit and problem solving skills. A self-directed programme facilitates that.
Our centre is open for consultation hours on Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Come by to get individualised expert instruction, guidance, and mentorship. Our makerspace, with a 3D printer, laser cutter, circuit printer, electronics library and various kits, is also available for use.
What’s included in Tinker X
In addition to attentive guidance and mentorship, we provide:
1. Extensive Curriculum
We provide a wide range of course materials: intro coding, Arduino, data science, games programming. We’ve run these courses with hundreds of students, and they’re all available to members. We also tap on high-quality online content and can recommend content that is most suited for your current needs, and provide support whenever needed.
2. Maker Library
Don’t have the space (or you’re just too sensible) to put a laser cutter at home? No problem. We have the equipment you need to make and tinker: a reference library of books and electronics modules, laser cutter, vacuum former, 3D printer, circuit printer, soldering station, miter saw, and more. We also have a library of kits and robots you can tinker with: Arduino CTC 101 toolbox, Hummingbird kit, Pi-Top, Turing Tumble, Marty the Robot, drones, littleBits kits, Sphero, Dash, and more.
It can get lonely learning on your own. Even if you do not talk to anyone else here at Tinker X, it is still inspirational and motivational to join a community of like-minded people who just want to see what happens when you connect this to that and spend hours tinkering with code and electronics. We love to see people learn and grow. To that end, we offer scholarships to enthusiastic and passionate young students, so that they can contribute back to the community with their new skills and knowledge. See below for details.